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Reenactment Schedule


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Tentative Schedule of Events
(Times subject to change.)

 

Friday, October 5, 2012

5:00 p.m. - Book Signing with Kris Kristoffersen, Civil War Author. Location: Big Shelter

6:00 p.m. - Admission Gate 2 opens.

6:00 p.m.- Ghost Hunting 101: "SHOCK" Paranormal Investigation Tours. Location: Entertainment Tent

Spirit Hunters of Central Kentucky present, “Ghost Hunting 101” for everyone interested in ghosts, spirits and paranormal activity. Over many years of paranormal research and ghost investigations, SHOCK has captured hundreds of weird anomalies in explicit photos, including shocking images in videos and unnerving voices and audios from haunted locations.

Ticket holders will be able to investigate the haunted grounds of Perryville Battlefield. Accompanied by certified ghost hunters, visitors will try to collect their own evidence of the spirits that call the Perryville Battlefield their home.

6:30 p.m. - Tour 1

6:45 p.m. - SHOCK Tour 2

8:30 p.m. - SHOCK Tour 3

8:45 p.m. - SHOCK Tour 4

Not recommended for children under 12. $20 per person, with a limited number of tickets available. Tickets can be purchased at museum in advance and at the Big Shelter at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

5:30 a.m. - Admission Gates open.

6:00 a.m. - Food court opens

7:00 a.m. - Sunrise Battle - Donelson’s Attack

9:00 a.m. - Antique Show

Antiques, period items and books will be available. Collectors and novices will enjoy the numerous vendors that are displaying their items. No additional charge for the show. Please visit our vendors and take home your own piece of history!

9:00 a.m. - Camps & Sutlers Opens to the Public

Military camps will open to the public. Visitors can experience the camp life of the typical Civil War soldier. Visitors will be able to observe ration issues, mail call, pay call and drill. Demonstrations will occur throughout the day.

Living History Village

All weekend, guests can enjoy period games, cooking, period craftsmen and sample sweets from the Civil War era. On Sunday, attend a period church service and Temperance Rally. Enjoy music of the time by The Traveling Caudells.

9:00 a.m. - John G. Fee Abolitionist in Kentucky (Chautauqua – Obadiah Roush). Location: Entertainment Tent

9:00 a.m. - Museum (The Hard Hand of War) and Gift Shop Opens.

The Battle of Perryville only lasted a few hours, but the aftermath remained. The exhibit illustrates the hardships visited on the citizens of Perryville as well as those who fought the battle and tended the wounded.

9:30 a.m. - Battlefield Tour, lasts approximately 30 minutes. Location: Information Shelter

10:00 a.m. - Loomis’ Battery Exhibit Opens. Location: Civil War Hall

Loomis’ Battery was Gen. George McClellan’s favorite in July 1861 and he re-armed it with new 10-pdr. parrot rifles. It became the best known battery in the Kentucky-Tennessee theater of the war.

The exhibit features the history and artifacts from the original Loomis Battery. In 1960, a dedicated group of living historians and volunteers formed the non-profit organization to commemorate the battery’s glorious history.

10:00 a.m. - Serving Uncle Sam in the 50th Ohio, by Lee Anne Newtown. Location: Entertainment Tent>

10:00 a.m. - Civil War Music, Camp Chase Fife and Drums. Location: Union Monument

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Book Signing with Kris Kristoffersen, Civil War Author. Location: Big Shelter

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Battlefield Tour, Battlefield Tour, lasts approximately 30 minutes. Location: Information Shelter

10:30 a.m. - Kentucky’s Civil War Battlefields, by Randy Bishop. Location: Entertainment Tent

11:00 a.m. - “Undressing the Civil War,” Society of the Golden Wreath. Location: Entertainment Tent

11:00 a.m. - Horse Drawn Artillery Demonstration. Location: Donelson’s Field

12:00 p.m. - Perryville Under Fire, by Stuart Sanders. Location: Entertainment Tent

2:00 p.m. - Battle Reenactment. Location: Webster’s Hill

3:30 p.m. - Johnny Greene of the Orphan Brigade. Location: Entertainment Tent

3:30 p.m. - Kentucky Chautauqua Speaker, Ethan Smith. Location: Entertainment Tent

4:30 p.m. - Camps and Cannon Exhibit Closes

4:30 p.m. - Admission Gate Closes

5:00 p.m. - Sutlers Closes to the Public

5:00 p.m. - Museum and Gift Shop closes

6:00 p.m. - Admission Gate 2 Opens

6:00 p.m. - Ghost Hunting 101: “SHOCK” Paranormal Investigation Tours. Location: Entertainment Tent
Ticket holders will be able to investigate the haunted grounds of Perryville Battlefield. Accompanied by certified ghost hunters, visitors will try to collect their own evidence of the spirits that call the Perryville Battlefield their home.

6:30 p.m. - SHOCK Tour 1

6:45 p.m. - SHOCK Tour 2

8:30 p.m. - SHOCK Tour 3

8:45 p.m. - SHOCK Tour 4

Not recommended for children under 12. $20 per person, with a limited number of tickets available. Tickets can be purchased online or at the museum in advance or at the big shelter at 6 pm on Friday & Saturday.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

7:30 a.m. - Admission Gate Opens

7:30 a.m. - Food Court Opens

9:00 a.m. - Camps & Sutlers Opens

9:00 a.m. - Reverend Newton Bush, Kentucky Chautauqua Speaker, Bob Bell. Location: Entertainment Tent

9:00 a.m. - Museum (The Hard Hand of War) and Gift Shop Opens

9:30 a.m. - Civil War Music, Camp Chase Fife and Drums. Location: Union Monument

10:00 a.m. - Cannon Exhibit Opens. Location: Civil War Hall

10:00 a.m. - Civil War Medicine: INFECTIOUS DISEASE & IMMUNITY, by Peter Mullen. Location: Entertainment Tent

10:00 a.m. - Battlefield Tour, lasts approximately 30 minutes. Location: Information Shelter

10:30 a.m. - Battlefield Tour, lasts approximately 30 minutes. Location:Information Shelter

11:00 a.m. - Horse Drawn Artillery Demonstration. Location: 'Maney’s Field

11:00 a.m. - Civil War Music, Camp Chase Fife and Drums. Location: Union Monument

11:30 a.m. - The Battle of Perryville, by Chris Kolakowski. Location: Entertainment Tent

1:00 p.m. - BATTLE FOR THE CORNFIELD. Location: Cornfield

1:00 p.m. - Battle Reenactment

2:30 p.m. - Battlefield Tour, lasts approximately 45 minutes. Location: Information Shelter

2:30 p.m. - The Man Who Carried a Drum, by David Chapman. Location: Entertainment Tent

3:00 p.m. - The 24th Ill. Infantry, by Ray Burhop. Location: Entertainment Tent

3:30 p.m. - Abraham Lincoln (Chautauqua Program - Jim Sayre). Location: Entertainment Tent

4:00 p.m. - Camps, Sutlers and Cannon exhibit closes.

5:00 p.m. - Museum and Gift Shop closes.

Park Events Hours

Friday
Paranormal - 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Gate - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday
Paranormal - 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Gate - 5:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Museum - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sutler’s Row - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Food/Vendors - 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Encampments - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday
Gate - 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Museum - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sutler’s Row - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Food/Vendors - 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Encampments - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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