JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak is going to have a Civil War Re-enactment this weekend.
The Raid on the Suwannee will open Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. It will end Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Men and women will dress up as doctors, clads and soldiers as people did in the 1800s. The re-enactors will cook, sleep in tents, and battle in two rounds just like the Americans did between 1861 and 1865.
The re-enactors will have a drill and be checked for weapons at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The women re-enactors will go to a fancy Tea party at the Grande Hall at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Cliff Worrell and the Restless Kind will play music Friday night at the park’s Music Hall.
The 5th Alabama Regiment Band will play Civil War music at the Grande Ball inside of the Music Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Sunday, a church service will be held at 10 a.m. at the park’s chapel on Rees Lake.
All of the troops will come together Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The second battle will be after the viewing of the troops.
Attendees can buy items in the tents and listen to war and camp stories from the 1800s.
Guests can bring cameras and take pictures. Guests cannot bring pets.
Admission is $6 to attend. Tickets are free for children 12 years old and under.
The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park’s address is at 3076 on 95th Drive in Live Oak, Fl. It’s about 4.5 miles north of Live Oak and is right off U.S. Highway 129 at the Suwanee River.
To make reservations at the park, call 386-364-1683, or, visit the event's website to make reservations and buy tickets.