Join us April 19-21 for a Union Re-enactment event taking place all around downtown Bowling Green, the short-lived Confederate Capital of Kentucky. After forcing the Rebels out of town in February of 1862, Union soldiers continued to occupy the streets of town until the end of the war.
This living history event will include camping for re-enactors on the grounds of the L&N Depot at the Historic Railpark & Train Museum, living history demonstrations in historic downtown Fountain Square Park, artillery drills and children’s games in Circus Square Park, historic architectural walking tours, a ladies’ tea, cemetery lantern tours, a Military Ball, a period church service and a memorial service. All of these events take place within walking distance in downtown Bowling Green except the memorial service to be held at Fairview Cemetery.
All activities are free to the public except the cemetery tour, Ladies’ Tea and Military Ball. For information on how to register for these events, call the BG Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-326-7465.
There is no charge for re-enactors to participate and several meals, plus a bounty will be provided. But there is a limit, so advanced registration is required.
Spectators also can enjoy the Railpark’s Civil War exhibits and artifacts or venture down to the Kentucky Museum to view its “A Star in Each Flag: Conflict in Kentucky” exhibit. Nearby Riverview at Hobson Grove, one of the sites on Kentucky’s Civil War Trail, is another popular stop for heritage travelers.