2009-07-16 / About Town

Experience Civil War history at Fort Adams this weekend

Head out to Fort Adams in Newport this Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, to see Civil War history come alive.

The Civil War living history weekend will feature a Civil War encampment at the historic fort. There will also be a demonstration of cannon fire and artillery drills, historic lectures and displays, battle reenactments, kids’ history games and a dress parade, among other events.

Event hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $5 for youth (6-17), $10 for adults and $25 per family.

The event is presented by the Fort Adams Trust, the New England Brigade and the Liberty Grays. For more information, visit www.fortadams.org or call 841- 0707.

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