18th Annual Civil War Days
One of the largest Civil War reenactments west of the Mississippi and the largest in Northern California is returning to Freezeout Canyon in the charming town of Duncans Mills, on the Russian River.
Civil War Days, a two-day living history reenactment, gives visitors the opportunity to interact with the soldiers and civilians of the Civil War, getting a personal glimpse of the years 1861–1865. The spirit and history of the American Civil War period will be portrayed by hundreds of reenactors for this annual fun, family-oriented event. The twice-daily battles will fill the surrounding hills with the sound of fife and drum, musket and cannon as the American Civil War comes to life.
This 18th annual event is sponsored by the California Historical Artillery Society, a nonprofit educational corporation, and Casini Ranch Family Campground. Civil War Days brings together members of the National Civil War Association, the American Civil War Association, Reenactors of the American Civil War, and others.
Saturday, July 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Battle times are 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
From Highway 101, take the River Road exit west past Guerneville to Duncans Mills, make a left on Moscow Road, a right on Freezeout Road, and follow the signs.
No bank cards are accepted on the day of the event. Pre-event discount tickets are only available at Good to Go Military in Cotati (7950 Redwood Drive, Suite 2).