Social Distancing and Face Masks Required During Event

New York Highlanders Civil War Era Living History Encampment

  • Saturday, November 07, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • The Arsenal courtyard - FREE (donations accepted)

Beaufort History Museum is pleased to welcome the 79th New York Highlander Regiment re-enactors to the Arsenal Courtyard for a living history encampment event.  The re-enactors will set up camp in the walled Arsenal Courtyard and provide a unique educational opportunity for visitors of all ages, who will be able to interact with the soldiers to learn firsthand how life was lived in Beaufort during the Civil War years.

Click here to view a history of the 79th New York Highlanders.

Here's what you can expect.

  • See 30 historical re-enactors in full military regalia
  • Experience Civil War era camp life through live presentations

  • Enjoy educational discussions and interactive activities for the whole family
  • Watch drills and marching throughout the day
  • Listen to Bagpiper Matthew St. Clair at a Memorial service to honor Beaufort’s fallen Highlanders

Click here to view a more detailed schedule of events.

Admission is free to the Encampment in the Arsenal courtyard (donations to support the Museum are much appreciated). On the day of the Encampment event, admission to the Museum’s Exhibition Hall on the second floor of the Arsenal will be specially priced at $5.00 per visitor ($4.00 for seniors). Museum members, children, and active military and their families are admitted to the Museum free of charge at all times. 

Beaufort History Museum thanks our encampment partners, 79th Highlander Regiment leader Tom Vaselopulos, the re-enactors, the BHM Board, our knowledgeable Docents, BHM members and the citizens of Beaufort for their generosity and support.

Our mission is to preserve, promote and interpret the experiences of our past that influence us now and in the future.

The Beaufort History Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 713 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

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