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Hope Star - Hope, AR
  • Civil War Weekend set at Historic Washington

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  • HISTORIC WASHINGTON - The annual Civil War Weekend at Historic Washington State Park will be held November 3-4, and the event promises to hold something for everybody. Arkansas was the site of more than 770 military actions during the Civil War between 1861 and 1865, and the war touched every community and county in the state, especially the town of Washington, that became the Confederate State Capitol, now known as Historic Washington State Park. “During Civil War Weekend, visitors will walk the streets of a town touched by the hand of war,” Patricia Thomas, park sales director, said. “Re-enactors from across the region will present living history demonstrations.” Special programs will include the Reaux, Roscoe, and Lee Medicine Show, the Hempstead County Rifle Muster, a Civil War skirmish, town ball, and Civil War church services. Tours of the many historic homes and buildings of the town, as well as surrey rides, will be available. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. Friday, Nov. 2 will be Civil War School Day, with special student-focused activities. Thomas said schools may contact the park for a more detailed schedule. Historic Washington State Park is located on U. S. Highway 278, nine miles north of Hope, and can be reached by taking Exit 30 off Interstate 30 in Hope.
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