The Civil War at Oakley Plantation Reenactment and Living History 160th Anniversary

April 20, 2024 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

***NOTE: THIS IS A TWO DAY EVENT***

The Civil War at Oakley Plantation is an exciting opportunity to experience the drama and history of the American Civil War. The event will take place at Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La.  Visitors will observe firsthand how battles unfolded and observe activities such as artillery drills, musket firing demonstrations, infantry drills, medicine and more! They can also explore the encampment grounds to witness a variety of life during the time period with period dress, living histories, open hearth cooking, music, dance and more! It features each day a re-enactment of the October 1864 battle that took place on the plantation grounds, this year commemorating the 160th anniversary of the battle. An admission is charged. For more information please contact Audubon State Historic Site at 1-225-635-3739.

 

Saturday

10:00 Rifle and Uniform demonstration -In front of Oakley House

10:30 Artillery Demonstration-on battlefield

10:30 Tour-The Women of Oakley- House tour tickets needed and can be purchased at Museum. Gather in front of Oakley House.

11:00 Lagniappe Historic Dancers-Front of Oakley House-Join in if you like?

11:30 Infantry drill demonstration in plantation yard

12:00 Rifle and Uniform demonstration-Blacksmith shop

12:30 Lagniappe Dulcimers playing songs of the 1800’s in museum.

1:00 Medical Demonstration near museum- (Ongoing from 10AM-3:30PM)

1:30 Rifle and Uniform demonstration at battlefield

2:00 Reenactment

2:30 Open Hearth Cooking demonstration in kitchen-(Ongoing from 10AM-3PM)

3:00 Talk on Women in the Civil War in the Museum

3:30 Program ends

 

Sunday

10:00 Church Service

10:30 Medical Demonstration near museum

11:00 Infantry drill demonstration in plantation yard

11:30 Tour-The Women of Oakley- House tour tickets needed and can be purchased at Museum. Gather in front of Oakley House.

11:30 Blacksmithing demonstration ongoing until 4 PM

12:00 Artillery demonstration on battlefield area

12:30 Talk on the kitchen at Oakley at the kitchen building behind Oakley

1:00 Rifle and Uniform demonstration at battlefield

1:30 Reenactment

2:30 Medical Demonstration near museum

3:00 Program Ends