The Civil War comes alive at Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La. On Friday Preregistered students will learn about life in the Felicianas during the Civil War. There will be Black powder weapon demonstrations, cannon demonstrations, open hearth cooking, drilling, life of a soldier, life on the Homefront, and more. Visitors on Saturday will see a recreation of the sights and sounds of St. Francisville in 1864 during the American Civil War. Throughout the day walk through the soldiers camps and see Living History demonstrations of soldier life. You will hear black powder weapon demonstrations of both rifle and cannons. Saturday will feature a small recreation of the October 1864 skirmish at Oakley Plantation which happened at the park. This is a good chance for reenactors to knock off the dust before the campaigning season opens. Drills planned include School of the Soldier, Skirmish, and Bayonet drills. We need Confederate and Federal Reenactors along with civilians. Crafts and demonstrations are encouraged. Period camping on site allowed through Sunday. We provide firewood and one meal. Preregistration required. Explore the nearby town of Historic St. Francisville one of the oldest towns in Louisiana complete with modern amenities. For more information please contact the Audubon State Historic Site at 1-225-635-3739.
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