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Carpentersville Civil War Reenactment

  • Carpenters Park 351 Carpenter Boulevard Carpentersville, IL, 60110 United States (map)

History Comes Alive!

Stanford’s Battery in partnership with the Village of Carpentersville will host it's first Civil War Reenactment August 6-7 from  10am-4pm in Carpenters Park  just minutes away from  I-90 and route 31 exit. 

Civil War reenactment units will be camping out at the park all weekend, and special events will run through out the day. Watch as troops march down Spring Street in a parade leading to the park, enjoy living history demonstrations, and much much more. The highlight of each afternoon will be a battle between Union and Confederate soldiers. A schedule of events will be posted May 2016 with additional details. 


Join us for a safe and fun filled weekend! 

This event is being hosted by Stanford's Battery in partnership with the Village of Carpentersville. Featuring the music of the 1st Brigade Band.  Setup will take place on August 5th starting at 10am. 

Come and participate in two battles where there will be ground charges, fences and other obstacles for the troops to enjoy. In addition to the fun on the field there will be the usual amenities wood ,straw, water, and a Saturday evening meal.  Saturday evening will also feature a ball with a special performance by of the 1st Brigade at the school gym adjacent to the park. 

Stanford's Battery will be issuing packaged rifle cartridges , and caps to all rifle carrying troops. cavalry and artillery  units are by invitation ONLY  and FULL scale ONLY Cannons there is a bounty per gun. UNIT registration forms will be available by March 15th please contact us for additional details. 


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Earlier Event: July 22
Lombard Civil War Reenactment
Later Event: August 27
Ottowa Civil War Days