Save the Date -- New York Highlanders Civil War Era Living History Encampment

  • Saturday, November 04, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • The Arsenal courtyard - FREE (donations accepted)

Beaufort History Museum is pleased to again 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.

  • 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

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. Museum members, children, and active military and their families are admitted to the Museum free of charge at all times. 

Continue to watch this post for additional details and activities as they become known.

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, portray, and promote 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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