As America’s greatest conflict, the Civil War indelibly changed the nation and its people. Witness a pivotal moment in American history as we tell the story of the Civil War from the perspectives of soldiers and civilians alike. We will step beyond battles and behind front lines to present interactive and educational programming that will bring the many sides of New York State in the 1860s to life. While no battles took place in New York, more than 400,000 New Yorkers fought in the war. Stops throughout the Historic Village highlight the critical social, economic, and political changes that echoed throughout our nation, and the reverberating legacies that still pervade daily life. Join us on this important journey through our nation’s history.
GCV&M Museum Member: FREE
Senior (62+): $20
Student (13 – 18) $20
Youth (12 and under): $17
Children under 2: FREE
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Feel like your part of it all by participating in some semi-immersive, timed activities. Experience the patriotic fervor of Rochester’s first rally and flag raising in response to the firing on Fort Sumter. Relax with soldiers in cam
President Lincoln, Mr. Douglass, and Guestss. Attend a benefit concert to raise funds for federal troops. Youngsters can even join up and practice drilling.
We salute special guests President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass (portrayed by historians Fritz Klein and David Shakes respectively), who will be on site throughout the event to greet visitors, pose for “likenesses,” and discuss their historical collaboration to recruit and enlist people of color. President Lincoln will make a special foray to the new Telegraph Office to share the wartime advantages of this emerging technology. Likewise, Mr. Douglass will share his passion for advocacy via the written word and the growing Abolitionist Movement at the Print Office.
In The Depot Restaurant:
The Depot Restaurant will open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. offering breakfast sandwiches, grab & go wraps, salads, sandwiches, hot and cold beverages, and ice cream novelties. The Depot Grill will be open from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. serving burgers, hot dogs, beef on weck, fries, chicken tenders, and more! SPECIAL: Breakfast Sandwich with egg, sausage, and cheese on an English muffin ($4).
At The Carport (in front of the Depot Restaurant):
Under the Carport we will be serving a smoked meatloaf dinner, chicken & biscuits, and peach cobbler from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., or while supplies last.
In the Freight House Pub:
The Freight House will be open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., serving up our historic beers (Fat Ox Ale and Stocking Hill Ale, brewed by Rohrbach Brewing Co.,) hard cider, wine, soda and water.
In The Pavilion Garden Restaurant:
The Pavilion Garden Restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. serving a variety of wraps, sandwiches, salads, and ice Cream creations. Beer, wine, cider, soda, and water will also be available. SPECIALS: Peach Milkshake ($6.50).