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Angel Island Civil War Reenactment

Angel Island State Park will hold its annual Civil War Days on June 16th commemorating the island’s role in protecting the Bay Area from possible attacks by Southern raiding ships. It will be held at Camp Reynolds, which is approximately one mile from the Ferry Dock at Ayala Cove, and can be reached by hike, bike, or tram. The event, along with some of the park’s historic buildings, will be open to the public from 11am to 3pm both days. With the help of historic re-enactors and Park volunteers, visitors can get a taste of what life was like in an actual 1860s Union Army post. 

There will be exciting mock battles on the Parade Ground between Union and Confederate forces at 12:30pm both days, with a bonus battle on Saturday at 2pm. Cannon firings, camp tours, and other demonstrations will be held throughout the day. Visitors to Camp Reynolds can become recruits to the Union Army and try their hand at baking army bread, learning the marching drill, and other soldierly or civilian skills.