The Civil War at Oakley Plantation School Day

April 19, 2024 9:00 am - 11:30 am

The Civil War at Oakley Plantation is an exciting opportunity to experience the drama and history of the American Civil War in a unique way. The event will take place at Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, La.  Students will observe firsthand how soldiers trained for battle 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! There will also be special interactive programs for kids including hands-on activities with drills, flags and medicine from that era. This year commemorates the 160th anniversary of the October 1864 Battle at Oakley Plantation. Preregistration is required.  For more information please contact Audubon State Historic Site at 1-225-635-3739.