Agenda: September 2020 Events
White House of the Confederacy

Looking for a Civil War event—virtual or in person—to attend in September? Below are some very good options to keep you busy. White House of the Confederacy Reopening
Friday, September 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. EDT
White House of the Confederacy Built in 1818, this National Historic Landmark served as the executive mansion and home for Confederate president Jefferson Davis and his family from 1861 to 1865. Guided tours explore the lives and activities of those who lived and worked there and exhibits examine the complex legacies of the Confederacy.

To ensure the health and safety of both visitors and staff, the majority of the tour will take place outside. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the rooms on the first floor with a trained guide and take pictures. The walkthrough will conclude in the basement with a Q&A session. Adults $12; seniors, retired military, teachers, and students $10; kids (6–17) $6; active duty military $10; members and VA public school teachers and students free.

For more information: or 804–649–1861 ext. 100. American Civil War Museum First Anniversary Celebration
Monday, September 14, 6:30 p.m. EDT
Virtual Watch a special presentation honoring founders Edward L. Ayers (former chair), Christy S. Coleman (former CEO), and S. Waite Rawls, III (former ACWM Foundation president), followed by live special presentations from each of ACWM’s three locations, an ongoing auction and raffle, and keynote speech by David Blight. For more information: or 804–649–1861 ext. 100

Register: Get tickets The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies
Thursday, September 17, 7 p.m. EDT, CWRT Congress Peter Carmichael looks into Civil War soldiers’ own words to find common threads in their experiences and ways of understanding what was happening around them. Soldiering in the Civil War, as Carmichael argues, was never a state of being but a process of becoming. Free, but donations are accepted.
Registration is required:
For more information: Mike Movius ([email protected])
Antietam National Battlefield

158th Antietam Anniversary – Virtual Battlefield Tour
Thursday, September 17, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. EDT
Facebook; National Museum of Civil War Medicine To commemorate the 158th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, staff from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will conduct a special digital program about medical care at Antietam. Throughout the day staff will be giving special outdoor live stream presentations about the most important medical innovations enacted during the Civil War. The Pry property was vitally important for both the Union high command and its medical department during the Battle of Antietam. Come see the place where General George McClellan directed the battle and Jonathan Letterman oversaw his medical system, which changed emergency medicine in the United States forever. Free.
For more information: John Lustrea ([email protected]) Double Decker Bus Tour
Saturday, September 26, 3 – 5 p.m. EDT

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center Catch sensational views and spectacular scenery aboard a double decker bus on a late-afternoon battlefield tour. With a 360-degree view of the battlefield, your Licensed Battlefield Guide will provide the narrative for this unique, insightful, and visually stunning tour. Please note these tours are not wheelchair accessible. Face masks are required. Adults $35; kids ages 6–12 $21; children 5 and under free.
For more information: or 717-338-1243.
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