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150th Anniversary of the Civil War in Cumberland Valley


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  CIVIL WAR 150: Commemoration Events, Exhibits & Trip Ideas   June 6, 2013  

Gettysburg-1Experience the heart and history of the Civil War on the trails of Cumberland Valley PA. Discover Underground Railroad sites in Boiling Springs, the northern most Confederate monument in Mechanicsburg and the engaging exhibits and special commemoration events spread throughout the region.

Cumberland Valley is conveniently located 30 minutes from Gettysburg. If you are traveling for the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg plan for a few extra days to discover the entire story of the Civil War's impact on Pennsylvania.

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March to Destiny in Shippensburg
June 22, 2013

This annual Civil War living history event will tell the tale of the Confederate occupation of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania before the historic Battle of Gettysburg. Learn about Confederate Camp Life stories and demonstrations on artillery firing, mounted cavalry units, cooking and setting up camp. Demonstrations will be led by period-dressed re-enactors. Read more...
Shippensburg Fairgrounds

Mechanicsburg Civil War Days

June 28-30, 2013

This commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Confederate Invasion of Mechanicsburg will include an opening ceremony, tours of the Confederate route, living history reenactments and special exhibits. Read more...
Various Mechanicsburg Locations


Carlisle First Fridays History Walk:
June 7th,
Irish Brigade & Their Friends from Carlisle: June 20th, Read more...
Civil War Lecture Dinner Cruise:
June 22nd - Aug. 24th ,
Cumberland Valley Race Series Run to Destiny:
June 22nd,
Flames Beyond Gettysburg Hi
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