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Check out fun and fascinating Civil War events in Kentucky! Experience the heat of battle at a live reenactment of the Union versus the South, catch a historical presentation at a park or museum and learn about the ways of life in Civil War-era KY at a festival. Visitors can also participate in guided tours and event ghost walks that highlight notable American Civil War events and places around Kentucky. Browse the event calendar below to start planning a trip around these entertaining historical events, and view our full event calendar to find more fun festivals and events around the state.
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The Race Is On! An Exhibit on the Traditions of the Kentucky Derby
Apr 15 - May 31, 2016
Bardstown, KY
KENTUCKY'S MOST FAMOUS MOMENT TO SHINE! "The Race is On!," an exhibit on the traditions of the KENTUCKY DERBY is coming to My Old Kentucky Home on April 15th - May ...
Mill Springs Battlefield Annual Memorial Day Service
May 30, 2016
Nancy, KY
Mill Springs Battlefield Annual Memorial Day Services – Zollicoffer Park/Mill Springs National Cemetery/Mill Springs Battlefield Museum & Visitor Center. Honor the...
Woodson House Garden Festival
Jun 04, 2016
Munfordville, KY
A day of gardening demonstrations, music, craft booths, historic displays, book signings, art displays, refreshments, part of the Battle for the Bridge Historic Civil War Pres...
Jun 04, 2016
Columbus, KY
Enjoy the natural beauty of Columbus-Belmont State Park by taking a History Hike around the grounds, nature trail and Historic Earthworks.  Maps and a bottle of water pro...
Octagon Hall Night Novice Hunt
Jun 10 - Jun 11, 2016
Franklin, KY
Come and find out for yourself, why many call The Octagon Hall Museum one of the most haunted places in America! Your investigation begins at 7PM and can go till 3AM! Tickets ...
Hart County Civil War Days
Sep 9 - Sep 11, 2016
Munfordville, KY
Each year the second weekend in September is dedicated to Hart County’s Civil War heritage.  Events include battle reenactments, living history camps, guided tour...
Battles of Lawrenceburg and Dogwalk Reenactment
Sep 23 - Sep 25, 2016
Lexington, KY
Come join us for  the 9th Annual reenactment of the 1862 Battles of Lawrenceburg and Dogwalk. These battles were quite possibly the most significant  Civil War ...
Weep No More, Victorian Funeral Customs at My Old Kentucky Home
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
Bardstown, KY
Weep No More, an exhibit on Victorian Mourning Customs is coming to My Old Kentucky Home! Social customs related to the death of a family member during the Victorian era en...
Shadows of Federal Hill
Oct 07, 2016
Bardstown, KY
Our VERY popular “Shadows of Federal Hill” tour is back! Ghosts are roaming the halls of My Old Kentucky Home! Are you the kind of person that likes the more ...
Oct 7 - Oct 9, 2016
Columbus, KY
The weekend will include battle reenactments, living history, and encampments.  Friday is "education day".  Schools, scouts, groups & clubs are encouraged to s...
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