The sound of cannons booming, fierce battles taking place right before your eyes, music floating on the air. These are just some of the sights and sounds that await visitors to Ohio Village's special event "A House Divided: Civil War Reenactment and Living History Weekend" being held on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22 in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is approximately a 2 hour drive from Cleveland.
A House Divided: Civil War Reenactment and Living History Weekend Visitors will be able to get a taste of a soldier's life and civilian life during the Civil War when historic Ohio Village opens its gates and presents this special living history event that features a living town in the center of the conflict.
Activities include gun and cannon demonstrations and visiting Union and Confederate troop camps (with living history interpreters giving information about a soldier's life during the war). Guests of all ages can experience life on the homefront and warfront during that era by trying their hand at activities like guard duty, cleaning weapons and cooking.
The event will also feature period children's games, live music and dancing.
Battle re-enactments will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Local food trucks will be on hand offering food items and refreshments for sale.
Hours for the Living History Weekend event are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission (which includes access to the village and museum) is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5 for children (6-12). Children 5 and under are free.
For more information about Ohio Village's special Living History Weekend call 800-686-6124 or get online at www.ohiohistory.org.
Ohio Village is located next to the Ohio Historical Center at 1982 Velma Ave. in Columbus, Ohio. It can be reached via I-71 at the East 17th Avenue exit. It is approximately a 2 hour drive from Cleveland.