Christmas in Camp

Event Date

Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Location
Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 West Braddock Road Alexandria, VA

Join a Civil War Santa-era at this family-fun holiday event that explores how Christmas was observed during the Civil War. The program features living-history interpreters, a Vicotrian Christmas tree, period music, refreshments, readings of 'The Night Before Christmas' and a patriotic Santa Claus inspiraed by Thomas Nast's Civil War cartoon. Guided tours of the fort, weather permitting.