Visit the Civil War this weekend at Fort Adams
The Civil War Living History Weekend at Historic Fort Adams will take place this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16
Several hundred re-enactors and their families will participate in an authentic Civil War encampment on the parade grounds of Historic Fort Adams overlooking Newport Harbor. The Artillery Company of Newport, the 14th Rhode Island Regiment, and other historic militias will be represented.
The Living History Weekend begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, with company musters and raising the fort’s large garrison flag. Sunday’s activities also begin at 10 a.m. with a period religious service followed by activities similar to those on Saturday. The Union and Confederate soldiers will engage in battle at 1 p.m. Ending ceremonies will take place at 4 p.m. with a ceremonial lowering of the fort’s garrison flag.
Admission to the Encampment is $10 for adults and $5 for children
to 18. Family admission, two adults and up to four children, is $25. Senior, military, AAA, and other discounts will apply. For those wishing to attend both days of the encampment, a special half price readmission for Sunday will be available.