Welcome to the Occupation of Sandersville!

October 23 through 25, 2015

We are pleased to have you join us for a journey back though time to 1864. We strive to make this event both reenactor and spectator friendly. Our deepest appreciation goes to our sponsors and supporters whose generosity makes these events possible. We also appreciate the sincere dedication of the reenactors and a small army of local volunteers in preserving and sharing our history.

Our event offers many opportunities to participate with something to please everyone. The unique art collection at the Brown House is an excellent way to learn more of the personal and community histories of the Civil War in Washington County. If you dare, join the Lantern Tour of Old City Cemetery, a popular event with locals, as we trek through one of the South's most beautiful Victorian Era Cemeteries at night to learn the histories of some of our most notable citizens. The narrated Bus Tour allows one to actually stand on the ground of important historical sites. The Blue Grey Ball is open to the public, which is a rare occurrence for most reenactments and the Christian Worship Service provides all with the opportunity to share a church service with others from near and far.

While you are here, take time to explore some of the local attractions and shopping opportunities. If you would like more information on the Occupation of Sandersville or Sandersville's local attractions and lodging, dining, or shopping opportunities, visit the Spectator's page or call the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at 478-552-3238. Please revisit this web page for updates.

Order of Events

Grand Opening of Civil War Art Show
Monday, October 5, 2015 5:00pm until 7:00pm
Brown House Museum
Admission is Free
The exhibit is available during regular Brown House Museum Hours

Lantern Tour of Old City Cemetery
Saturday, October 17, 2015 beginning at 7:00pm
Tours every 25 minutes until 9:00pm
$5 per person. Tickets should be purchased in advance.

Reenactor Registration and Camp on Arms
Friday, October 23, 2015. Registration opens at 12pm on Thursday, October 22, 2015. Forest Grove Plantation

Battle of Sandersville Reenactment
Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:30am until 11:00am
Courthouse Square
Admission is Free

Living History Exhibits at the Brown House
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Brown House Museum 9:00am until 4:00pm
Admission is Free

HL Hunley Traveling Exhibit
Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:00am until 5:00pm Downtown Sandersville
Sunday, October 25, 2015 9:00am until 5:00pm
Forest Grove Plantation
Admission is Free

Blue Gray Ball
Saturday, October 24, 2015 8:00pm until 10:00 pm
Forest Grove Plantation
$10 per person
(Children under 5 free)
Period Dress Optional

Period Church Service
Sunday, October 25, 2015 11:00 am
Forest Grove Plantation
Campground open to spectators from 10:30 until 12:30.
No one is allowed in campground after 12:30.

Tactical Battle Reenactment
Sunday, October 25, 2015 2:00 pm
Forest Grove Plantation
$5 per person
(Children under 5 Free)

Narrated Bus Tour of Civil War Sites
Saturday, October 31, 2015 9:00 am
Brown House Museum
$50 per person
Pre-Registration Required. Seating is limited.
Lunch Included.

For more information, contact
The Brown House Museum 478-552-1965
Washington County Chamber of Commerce 478-552-3288