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July  2018

7/7/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - First Saturday of the Month Hike, 10 a.m. Join a park historian on a trail walk to Fort Babcock discussing the infantry and artillery assault against Port Hudson. The hike is two miles and will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear, bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellent. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
7/8/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Surrender of Port Hudson, 1 p.m - 3 p.m. A program to commemorate the July 9, 1863 surrender of the Confederate garrison, park staff and volunteers will fire a reproduction Civil War cannon and lower the parkīs replica Confederate garrison flag. The program also includes period weapon demonstrations. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
7/21/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - In Search of your Civil War Ancestors, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Are you fascinated by a "long-ago" ancestor who may have served in a Civil War military unit? A park staff member will assist visitors in researching Civil War ancestors and become aware of services the site provides and the research material that is available. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.

August  2018

8/11/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - 2nd Saturday Hike, 10 a.m. Join a park historian on a guided tour of the battlefield areas known as Fort Babcock and Fort Desperate. The tour will start at 10:00 AM at the museum. Appropriate footwear, sunscreen, and some drinking water is recommended. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
8/18/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - In Search of Your Civil War Ancestors, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. A park staff member will assist visitors in researching Civil War ancestors and become aware of services the site provides and the research material that is available. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.

September  2018

9/1/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - 1st Saturday Hike, 10 a.m. Join a park historian on a guided tour of the battlefield sites known as Bennettīs Lunette and Mississippi Redoubt. The tour will start at 10:00 AM at the museum. Appropriate footwear, sunscreen, and some drinking water is recommended. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
9/2/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Firepower!, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The Port Hudson State Historic Site will conduct demonstrations with Civil War ear reproduction weapons. The program will start with a cannon demonstration followed by small arms; muskets, rifles, carbine, pistols. The program will conclude with the firing of the parkīs 42-pounder siege cannon. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
9/8/2018 to 9/9/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Scout Weekend, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. All scouts (Girl, Brownie, Boy, and Cub) are invited to come to the park this weekend to earn either the Port Hudson Historic Trail or the Port Hudson Nature Trail patches. Civil War small arm demonstrations will be given during the day. A Civil War campsite will be set up to allow scouts to see what camp life was like for the soldier in the 1860s. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
9/29/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - National Public Lands Celebration, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. National Public Lands Day is a celebration of the work, play, and learning that takes place on public lands every day. Volunteer and lend a hand in clearing and removing woody invasive species on our historic battlefield earthworks. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.

October  2018

10/5/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Living History Day (School Day), 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. This program will present to school groups a great variety of Civil War interpretive activities. Students will travel to several different stations viewing different activities and facets of Civil War soldiers and sailors. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
10/12/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Living History Day (Home School Day), 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The program will present to school groups a greater variety of Civil War interpretive activities. Students will travel to several different stations viewing different activities and facets of Civil War soldiers and sailors. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
10/20/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - International Archaeology Day, 2 p.m. A park staff member will discuss the archaeology projects that has been done at the Port Hudson SHS and some of the artifacts recovered from Steadman and Rist sites along with the Native Guard battlefield site will be on display. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
10/28/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Thy Soldier Brave is Sleeping, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. In conjunction with Halloween, a park staff member will give a presentation on American Civil War burial practices. This presentation and demonstration will cover the various ways both Union and Confederate soldiers were laid to rest from organized formal burials to very quick internmentīs on battlefields For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.