The Battle of Gainesville
Admission is $5 per person (students and chaperones) if pre-registered and pre-paid by the Wednesday (6 p.m.) prior to the event. Children under 5 free.
The museum prefers that you pay securely online: https://quickclick.com/r/v2xtf please put your school, group or family name and CW field trip day in the comments so you are credited.
Please make checks out to: Pioneer Florida Museum, P.O. Box 335, Dade City, FL 33526-0335,
or call (352)567-0262 to pay over the phone.
Step back in time, this day will consist of self-guided tours for public, private, and home school students. Students pass through a series of living history stations that reveal different aspects of the Civil War and life during the 1860’s. Some of the stations may include, but will not be limited to the following:
◾Re-enactors in period dress/uniforms and in character
◾Live music demonstrations of time period songs
◾Medical Hospital Units
◾Food preferences and preparation, supplies, daily activities
◾Narrations by re-enactor soldiers about why they fight for the cause
◾Explanations about the different types of cannons and side arms
◾Blacksmith and wood wright demonstrations
◾Museum buildings open with tour guides, including the 1860’s Overstreet House
◾Flags of Florida station/speaker
◾General Lee and General Grant Re-enactors/speakers
Food items, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase at the museum concession stand, cash only, no credit cards. You may also bring your lunch and picnic on the grounds.