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Living History at the Battle of Aiken

February 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Living History at the Battle of Aiken
By Battle of Aiken Living History
School Day: February 25, 2022
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

This is not a Cola City event. Contact Darlene Stokes, School Day Coordinator, at boalivinghistory@gmail.com.
Register using this form: https://forms.office.com/r/X2QYH8NaLd

The Battle of Aiken, past recipient of: The Governor’s Award for Best South Carolina Event and the Dr. James Butler National Award for Best Living History Program.
Since 1995, thousands of school children have traveled to the Battle of Aiken Park for the annual School Field Trip Day held the Friday, after President’s Day, each February. Students go through a living history program that makes history come alive! Over 75,000 children have experienced the program. Today, some of the past attendees are now parents and bring another generation of students to the program! Schools from across Georgia and South Carolina attend every year. All public schools, private schools, and home schools are invited to attend this event which is appropriate for all ages. The educational program is believed to be the largest attended single day field trip in the state.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, the field trip will have no costs to schools and is free of charge to students and teachers.

This year’s Battle of Aiken will feature the CSS H. L. Hunley traveling exhibition featuring a full-scale replica of the world’s first successful combat submarine! Reenactors will tell the unique and tragic story of the heroic Hunley crew. The recreated submarine will be featured in an upcoming movie. This is a must-see for children!

Students will rotate, at their own pace, through different stations that bring history alive. Students will step back in time as living historians in authentic dress or uniform explain: Women’s Camp Life, Women’s 1865 fashions, Military uniforms, The role of infantry, artillery, and calvary, Tent & camp set up, 1865 music, Artillery fire demonstration, Evolution of the musket with firing, Military engineering and signal corps, Blacksmithing, Pioneer crafts, 1865 open fire cooking.
Students can also see and tour: An authentic 19th century log cabin, A recreated one room school house, Corral with horsesA recreated 1850 jail, An 1865 country store, Soldier campsites.
Admission: Free
Time: Gates open at 8:30 A.M. and close at 3:00 P. M. Presentations begin at 9 A. M. There is no minimum or maximum time requirement. Most schools spend five hours at the site.
When: Friday morning prior to the annual Battle of Aiken reenactment.
Food: Students are welcome to bring box lunches. Food and soft drinks are available for purchase at our concessions.
What to Bring: Warm clothing, umbrella, jacket, cap, comfortable walking shoes, and a camera.
Souvenirs: Some historical-based souvenirs and books will be available for purchase.
1210 Powell Pond Road
Aiken, SC 29801
For more information visit: https://battleofaiken.com


February 25
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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736-C, St Andrews Shopping Center, 736 St Andrews R
Columbia, SC 29210 United States

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