The 155th Anniversary of the Occupation of Sandersville

A Historic Civil War Reenactment

October 25 through 27, 2019

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. The narrated Bus Tour allows one to actually stand on the ground of important historical sites. The Blue-Gray Masquerade Ball is open to the public, which is a rare occurrence for most reenactments. 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 Local Info page or call the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at 478-552-3288. Please revisit this web page for updates.

Order of Events

Opening of Civil War Art Show
Monday, October 7, 2019 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm
Brown House Museum
Admission is Free
The exhibit is available during regular Brown House Museum Hours: Tues., Thurs., Fri. 2:00 - 5:00 pm and Sat. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Twilight Lantern Tour of Sandersville Old City Cemetery
Saturday, October 19, 2019 & Sunday, October 20
5:00 pm Until
100 Virginia Avenue, Sandersville
$7 per person

Reenactor Registration and Camp on Arms
Friday, October 25, 2019. Registration opens at 12 pm on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Forest Grove Plantation

Battle of Sandersville Reenactment
Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:00 am until 11:30 am
Courthouse Square
Admission is Free

Living History demonstrations, camps and food vendors open to the public
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Noon - 5:00 pm
Forest Grove Plantation
Admission is Free

Ladies Tea
Saturday, October 26 4:00 pm
Forest Grove Plantation
For ladies in period attire, spectators may observe from the perimeter
Admission is Free

Blue-Gray Masquerade Ball
Saturday, October 26, 2019 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Forest Grove Plantation
$10 per person
(Reenactors and Children under 12 free)
Period Dress Optional

Period Church Service
Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:00 am
Forest Grove Plantation
Admission is free

Tactical Battle Reenactment
Sunday, October 27, 2019 2:00 pm
Forest Grove Plantation
Sutlers and Food Vendors open to the public
$5 per person
(Children under 12 free)

For more information, contact
Washington County Chamber of Commerce 478-552-3288