Civil War Reenactment comes to life in El Dorado Park

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civil war reenactmentThis weekend, July 31 and August 1, “The Civil War Remembered” will bring together hundreds of uniformed combatants from the North and South to re-create the epic conflict of the Civil War on the fields of Long Beach’s El Dorado East Regional Park. This is one of the premier re-enactments in the western states with some of the largest re-enactment groups in California.

Visitors will experience of the sights and sounds of America’s most costly war, including cavalry charges, artillery barrages and infantry assaults, as well as a chance at involvement in living history presentations with historical figures in the camps.  

The soldier’s camps will display authentic field provisions, cooking tools, clothing and crafts, and camp bands will play period music.  Battles will be held at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. both days. Civil War living history tours will be held throughout the weekend and include demonstrations and displays.

Admission is adults, $12; Seniors (62+), $10; children under age 11, $6; and ages 4 and under free. park admission and parking is $7 per carload. The El Dorado Park battlefield is located at 7550 E., Spring Street.

The event will be produced by Gold Coast Festivals Inc. and Visions In Time Foundation. Inc. For more information about the 3rd Annual Civil War Re-enactment at El Dorado East Regional Park, visit www.goldcoastfestivals.com.

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