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Weekend restrictions in Spiegel Grove
With our Civil War Reenactment filling the grounds of Spiegel Grove this weekend, public access is temporarily affected.




An artillery unit prepares to fire during last year's Civil War Reenactment.
Reenactment this weekend!
Children have the opportunity for more hands-on experiences at this year’s Hayes Civil War Reenactment taking place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. October 4 and 5 at the Hayes Presidential Center and made possible through sponsorship from ProMedica Memorial Hospital . Event admission is $4/adults and $2/children 6-12. Additional funding for the Reenactment is provided by Mosser Construction Inc.and Curwood Inc.-Bemis Co. Foundation.

Funding from ProMedica Memorial Hospital makes possible the Civil War Reenactment.The addition of two kid-friendly activities promises to enhance that experience for families. Learn to be a Soldier - for Kids and a session of Second Saturdays R 4 Kids are part of the Saturday, Oct. 4 schedule.

• The Center introduced its monthly Second Saturdays R 4 Kids series this year and merges the October session into reenactment weekend. Between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 4 youngsters can take part in “What Did Children Do During the Civil War?” Participants learn how to wash clothes on a wash board; gather wood for heat and cooking; and try their hands at sewing clothes. Activities will be ongoing throughout the four-hour time frame.

• At 4 p.m. Oct. 4, children can gather in front of the Hayes Home to Learn to be a Soldier. Costumed reeanactors instruct ‘new recruits’ in marching drills and practicing firing positions.

Also new is the location of the battlefield.Visitors can watch the re-creation of the Second Battle of Kernstown in the grassy field behind the Hayes Museum. Battle reenactments take place at noon and 3 p.m. Oct. 4 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 5. The former battlefield (in front of the Hayes Home) will be site of “Sutlers’ Row,” where period-appropriate merchandise will be sold. A new food area is located on the north side of the Museum and features a selection of offerings from Bryon’s BBQ & More of Fremont.

NOTE : No parking is permitted on the grounds. A FREE shuttle operates from nearby parking lots. Please click here for a map.

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