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Experience a piece of America's history. You can relive the year 1861, when the first land battle of the Civil War was fought. Re-enactors will highlight important moments in our history. Civil War campsites will be erected for the public to enjoy. Other activities will include artillery, little soldiers' battles, amputation re-enactment, parades, crafts, a Civil War ball, 5k Run, a Quilt Show at Mountain Treasures and food everywhere.
Friday is Kids' Day. Along with the normal activities, there will be living history stations with Abe and Mrs. Lincoln, nurses, quilting, cooking, music, games, General Lee, court room proceedings, and more.
The re-enactment of the first land battle of the Civil War will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. Following the battle, a re-enactment of the historic Hanger amputation will take place in Sutler Row. A discussion of commonly used Civil War medical practices will also take place. There will be a medical display including a federal doctor's field kit, repro medical supplies, commonly used herbal remedies, photos, and other medical artifacts.

2013 Schedule of Events

Thursday - May 30
1:00 pm Traditional crafts and food court (Courthouse square)
6:30 pm Official Opening with Blue and Gray Choir (gazebo)
Gospel Sing to follow official opening (gazebo)
Friday - May 31
9:00 am - 9:00 pm Traditional crafts and food court (Courthouse square)
10:00 am - 2:00 pmTour Day (Take a self guided walking tour to experience history like never before using a destination map on the back of the brochure.)
10:00 am Quilt Show at Mountain Treasures, across from Courthouse
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Adaland Mansion and barn tours (fee required)
5:00 pm - ? Entertainment throughout the day (gazebo)
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Registration for Reenactors (Confederate Camp)
6:30 pm Parade line-up at Subway
7:30 pm Parade (Main Street)
10:00 pm Fireworks (above south Philippi in the vicinity of Shop n Save)
Saturday - June 1
7:00 am 5K Run Registration (behind gazebo)
8:00 am - 12:30 am Reenactor's Registration (Covered Bridge area)
9:00 am 5K Run
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Camps open to the public
9:00 am - 9:00 pmTraditional crafts and food court (Courthouse square)
9:30 am Little Soldiers registration (ages 6 -12) (Covered Bridge area)
9:30 am - 10:00 am Commander's meeting
10:00 am Quilt Show at Mountain Treasures, across from Courthouse
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Adaland Mansion and barn tours (fee required)
10:00 am Ladies Tea at Adaland Mansion with Connie Park Rice, Ph.D. - History of WV women in the Civil War
10:00 am - 11:00 amLittle Soldiers Battle (ages 6-12) (Covered Bridge area)
10:00 am - ? Entertainment throughout the day (gazebo)
11:00 am Artillery Demonstration (Covered Bridge area)
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Reenactor's Skirmish, Covered Bridge (spectators welcome)
2:15 pm Hanger Amputation, Sutler row (bank lot, at stop light)
3:00 pm Blue and Gray Choir, Philippi Baptist Church (period music)
4:30 pm Reenactors Dinner, bottom of City building (Reenactors Only)
8:00 pm Civil War Ball, Courthouse lawn, music by Rich Mountain Band (City building if rain)
9:00 pm Candlelight Hanger Amputation, Sutler row (bank lot, at stop light)
11:00 pm - 11:45 pm Reenactor's Night Skirmish (spectators welcome)
Sunday - June 2
8:00 amReveille
9:00 amCommander's meeting
10:00 am1800's Style Church Service (Presbyterian Church)
12:00 pmTraditional crafts and food court (Courthouse square)
12:30 pmArtillery Demonstration (Covered Bridge area)
1:30 pmTroops organize for reenactment
2:00 pmReenactment of "First Land Battle of the Civil War" Also known as the "Philippi Races" (Main Street)
after battleHanger Amputation, Sutler row (bank lot, at stop light)
A reenactment of historic Hanger leg amputation in conjunction with a discussion of commonly used medical practices during the Civil War. A medical display including federal doctor's field kit,repro medical supplies, commonly used herbal remedies, photos, and other medical artifacts.
Musuem Hours PostedVisitors can also view the many items in the Barbour County Historical Museum near the Covered Bridge.The hours will be posted and admission is free. See a wide variety of guns, cannons, knives and weapons, the Myers switchboard, railroad artifacts, ceramics, newspapers, various manuscripts and publications, clothing, and numerous flags.
The world famous Philippi Mummies can be viewed with a small donation fee.
Sunday - June 9
10:00-4:00Blue and Gray Reunion Car Show, Courthouse lawn.