100 S. Barnes Road
Aurora, IL 60506
Civil War Days will be highlighted by a full-scale reenactment at 5 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of Blackberry Farm, featuring simulated battles between Union and Confederate soldiers. Throughout the weekend, guest speakers and interpreters will stage numerous demonstrations of 1800s-era war life. “Meet the Lincolns” will be held each day from noon to 4 p.m., featuring conversations with President and Mrs. Lincoln, who also host a special “Tea with the Lincolns” each day at 2 p.m.
Event Cost: Free with admission
Price Category: $
Event times: 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Aug. 12; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 13