Civil War Living History at Historic Ramsey

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Civil War Living History at Historic Ramsey

Posted: 04/24/2013
History will come to life 150 years after the Great Conflict between the States at the Historic Ramsey House.

This Civil War Living History and Reenactment weekend is presented by the Civil War Reenactors of East Tennessee. Recreation of the "Skirmish on the Holston," which occurred on Feb. 20th 1864 will be held at 2:00 pm each day by Civil War reenactors.

During the skirmish, see the cavalry explode from the woods while under cannon fire and battle the infantry. Visitors may stroll through Union and Confederate encampments experiencing the life of a soldier during the Civil War.

Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd will perform their "Life of Lincoln" at various times during the weekend. General Lee and Mrs. Lee will be in attendance throughout the weekend. General Sherman and minister-abolitionist John G. Fee will discuss the northern view of the war. Tennessee Quiltworks will present the fictional character "Hattie" and her life during the Civil War.

There will be a performance of Civil War period music, activities for children and two displays of the medical practices from the era. Tours of the Ramsey House will be available for a $5.00 person.

A Civil War sutler and food for purchase will be available from vendors.

When: May, 4th and 5th
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm both days
Admission: $5.00 for Adults and Children 13 and up. Children 12 and under free.
Where: 2614 Thorngrove Pike. Knoxville, TN. 37914

Additional Information: Please contact Sandy at the Ramsey House at 865-546-0745 or email at