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Schedule below was from 2013
All events subject to change!
Crisp fall air, colorful leaves, the smell of bonfires and
two exciting days depicting the most important era in the history of the United States.
Monroe Civil War Days!
Join us as Civil War re-enactors create a living history event in our Community Park that includes exciting battles with artillery, booming cannons and the thunder of cavalry horses. Harken back to the early days for a traditional no-glove baseball game. Watch cringing medical procedures or the blacksmith at his anvil. Partake in our famous Ladies Tea, complete with refreshments! Join us for Sunday church service or a solemn memorial to the fallen soldiers. Dance to the music during the Soldiers ball. Meet Abraham Lincoln & other famous commanders. Take a stirring evening lantern tour through Union and Confederate camps and see what life was truly like during the war.
Shop sutlers selling period wares. Enjoy a wide variety of food from vendors selling modern favorites like hamburgers and funnel cakes. (no yucky hard tack!)
**Ladies Tea Information: There is limited seating to this event on a 1st come basis.
Arrive early! No reservations. There is a $2 donation - cash only. Pay at your table.
The menu includes:
Fruit & Cheese
Rum Spice Cake
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
We promise to stir your heart, your senses and help you and your family learn more about the past that helped define us as a nation.
The Community Park is located at 500 S. Main St. (Old US 25) Just south of downtown Monroe, Ohio 45050
From I-75 Northbound, take the Monroe exit #29 and turn left onto Rt 63. Turn left at Main St and go south 1 mile to the park entrance.
From I-75 Southbound, take the Monroe exit #29 and turn right onto Rt 63. Turn left at Main St and go south 1 mile to the park entrance.
From Hamilton/Fairfield, take Rt. 4 north to Rt. 63 (west) towards Monroe/I-75. Turn right at Main St & go south 1 mile to the park entrance.
From Middletown/Franklin, take Rt. 4 south to Rt. 63 (west) towards Monroe/I-75. Turn right at Main St and go south 1 mile to the park entrance.
From Lebanon/I-71, take Rt 123 (west) towards Lebanon and continue forward as the road changes to Rt 63 in downtown Lebanon into Monroe, 15 miles. Turn left at Main St and go south 1 mile to the park entrance.
10:00 Memorial Service, Live Music - Just Us (Tent)
11:00 Re-enactors Q&A (Gazebo)
11:00 Ladies Tea (Tent) (limited seating) NEW! $2 donation
11:00 Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Demonstrations (Field)
12:00 President’s Debate (Gazebo)
12:00 Live Music - Ohio River Minstrels (Tent)
12:00 Apple Butter Display (til 4pm) (Log Cabin)
1:00 Re-enactors Q&A (Gazebo)
1:00 Live Music - The Drewery Family (Tent)
1:00 Baseball - Golden Lads vs Monroe High School (Field)
2:00 Live Battle: Union vs Confederate Army’s (Field)
3:00 Re-enactors Q&A (Gazebo)
3:00 Live Music - Ohio River Minstrels (Tent)
3:00 Medical Demos (Field)
4:00 Dr. Mary Walker, Gen. Custer, Gen. Grant Q&A (Gazebo)
4:15 Live Music - David Finley (Tent)
5:00 Methodist Church Balloon Memorial - David Finley (Field)
6:30 Soldier’s Ball - everyone invited! (Tent)
8:00 Lantern Tours
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