Civil War Weekend

Civil War Weekend at Hale Farm & Village

Saturday, August 13 & Sunday, August 14

Open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


Civil War Weekend will return to Hale Farm & Village, August 13th & 14th, 2022! Travel back in time and interact with the soldiers, cavalry and civilians of the 1860’s throughout our reenactor camps. Hear the stories of both free and enslaved peoples through first-person interpretations, and tour our historic sites for immersive experiences of the daily lives and concerns of Northeast Ohioans during the Civil War era. In addition, Hale Farm’s artisans and tradesmen will be onsite to demonstrate historic glassblowing, blacksmithing, and pottery throwing throughout the weekend!

Weekend Schedule HERE

Reenactor Registration HERE

Advance Tickets HERE

Read the News Release Announcement about the event HERE

WRHS and the Civil War HERE

Reenactor fee is $12.00 per person. Pre-registration ends August 5th. Walk in reenactors will be $25.00 per person. For questions about registration please email

Start Your Weekend Early!
Hale Farm After Dark: Soldier’s Life: A Collections White Glove
Thursday, August 18th.  6-8pm

Join WRHS curator Eric Rivet and our community partners from the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology as we explore the material lives of 19th and early 20th century soldiers. Handle historic artifacts while our experts discuss the daily experiences of soldiers through the ages–and the emotional and psychological effects that may have lingered long after their duty. Just as these soldiers communicated through notes and letters, guests will also have an opportunity to set quill and pen to paper as they draft a note (19th century style) to keep or send! Local libations and snacks will be available for purchase. Adults 18+ only

Tickets: $15 member;   $20 non-member | Reservations preferred, but walk-ins welcome for this event.

(330Tix link to come) or email


Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) has one of the most comprehensive collections documenting the history of the American Civil War in the United States. Largely donated to WRHS by Civil War history collector and WRHS board member William Pendleton Palmer in the decades before his death in 1920, the collection consists of over 7,000 books, over 300 newspapers, and more than 475 manuscript collections. The Civil War collection also contains tens of thousands of photographs. The collection documents the antebellum era in the North and South, including collections that document the institution of slavery and the abolitionist movement in the United States. The Civil War itself is extensively documented through published books, contemporary newspapers, the papers of Union and Confederate soldiers, sailors, and officers, and the records of regiments, hospitals, and governments. The life, political career, and death of Abraham Lincoln are covered extensively as well. While the collection is national in its scope, it includes the papers and photographs of soldiers, officers, clergy members, women, politicians, and government officials from Cleveland and northeast Ohio who were active in the abolitionist movement, served in the Union Army, documented the history of the home front, and developed the United States Sanitary Commission.  Learn More HERE.

Additional items from the WRHS Museum Collections are now on display at the Cleveland History Center.  Visit today!

Image above part of exhibit now on display at Cleveland History Center.  Items pictured are Zouave uniforms.  On display are a replica uniform of the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry, one of the most famous Zouave units of the war, and the uniform worn by Clevelander Frederic Kendall, who served in the 11th Indiana Volunteer Infantry.  Credit WRHS.