Tri-State Historical Presentations will present Civil War battles and a living history encampment August 28-29, 2021 in Galena.  Battles will be staged each day at Depot Park,  Saturday at 11:30 AM, and on Sunday at 1:30 PM.

Re-enactors Of Soldiers Throughout History Take Part In The Frontline -Sedgefield Event
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Camp hours: 

  • Saturday: 9:00 AM 4:00 PM.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. - 2:30 PM.


  •  Adults: $5.
  • Children: $Free (under 12).

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