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School of the Soldier

August 5 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm


Civil War regiments are ready to recruit you!  Unit Commanders will instruct young soldiers aged 8-14 in the structure, skills, and customs of the military during the  Civil War.  Throughout both days, Civil War reenactors will open the camp to students, enabling them and other visitors to examine uniforms and equipment.  In addition, participate in many of the same activities that Civil War soldiers did in the field, from playing games and singing songs, to marching, drilling, skirmishing, and other planned scenarios.

You can now choose to make this a one or two day camp for your young recruit!  Building on Saturday’s experience, Sunday’s camp (August 6th), will start with a muster and includes a fireside cookout experience for children and families.

Lunch will be provided by BNHV.

Non-firing wooden muskets and battle flags provided.

Parents are welcome to observe! General museum admission applies to adults.

To purchase a Saturday ONLY registration, click here. Registration is $30.

To purchase a Saturday AND Sunday registration, click here. Registration is $55.


August 5
10:30 am - 4:30 pm


Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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