The Civil War After Dark
On January, 23 2015, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will offer a special nighttime tour through its galleries. Visitors will follow the lantern of their guide through the darkened exhibits of the museum, meeting living history interpreters who will recount stories from the Civil War after dark. Tours will take place after the museum has closed to visitors for the day, giving attendees the chance to visit one the area’s most popular museums after hours!
This special program will let visitors experience the Civil War as it happened at night! Attendees will pass through the picket lines to visit the soldier’s bivouac, experiencing cooking, music, and other diversions around the campfire. Visitors will hear about rare instances of fighting in the dark and learn what battlefields were like at night. In a time before electric lights, the tour will explain the difficulties of life after sunset and the importance of the night sky during the Civil War.
After the program, visitors will be invited to partake of coffee and refreshments and chat with museum staff and volunteers.
The after-hours tours of the museum begin at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 PM. January 23, 2015. Snow Date: January 30, 2015. $15 per person; limited to 25 people per tour. Please call early as these tours will certainly sell out. Space is limited. Call 301-695-1864 to purchase tickets for these tours.