Do you love the Civil War? Do you frequent The History Channel, or did you think your high school American History class was actually interesting? The event for you is coming to the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, this Saturday and Sunday, August 25th and 26th.
The Smoky Mountain Convention Center is located at 4010 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This weekend and this weekend only, the convention center will become a hotspot for Civil War history fanatics and reenactors.
Have you ever seen a Civil War reenactment? If not, you’re missing out! This two-day event is the perfect attraction for Civil War buffs and the average person alike. This event boasts may attractions, so one of them is bound to interest you!
Are you a reader? Check out author Col. Tom McKenny, who wrote the book “Jack Hinson: One Man War, Civil War Sniper.” The distinguished author will be on hand to sign and sell copies of his own literature. During the event, McKenny will summarize his book, leaving you fascinated and with a whole new perspective on the Civil War.
Are you more interested in the weapon side of war? An artillery exhibition will also be presented by the 63rd Tennessee Infantry. The men and women of the infantry will fire a cannon and demonstrate use of typical Civil War era weapons.
Perhaps you’re a people person and you love talking! Members of Our Reflections of Yesterday will be in the convention center, portraying famous persons from the Civil War era. While you never had the chance to actually meet President Lincoln, Stonewall Jackson or Ulysses S. Grant, you can meet their replicas. They guarantee an interesting conversation and, of course, a great photograph!
In addition, the event will feature many pieces of Civil War history, including artillery, artifacts, flags and more.
The event will begin at 9:00AM on Saturday morning, and will cease at 5:00PM. The event will begin again at the same time Sunday, but will end at 3:00PM.
Admission prices vary for adults and children, the price is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12.