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Groups of all ages will learn about the Lee family and the role this home played during the Civil War.

Civil War Living History, Lee Hall Mansion and Endview Plantation

April 13-14, 2019

Learn about the historic events surrounding the Civil War Siege of Yorktown in immersive environments at three sites within Newport News. On the weekend of April 13th and 14th Endview Plantation, Lee Hall Mansion, and Newport News Park will host living historians portraying either military or civilian individuals associated with the spring 1862 events that brought troops to the area.

Start the day at Endview Plantation where exhibitions and period rooms in the main house celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, will focus on Dr. and Mrs. Humphrey Harwood Curtis, residents of Endview at the time of the Civil War. A tour of the house will include encounters with family members packing to leave the area for safer locales away from the fighting.

Continue to learn about 1862 life in the area by visiting Lee Hall Mansion where living historians portraying Gen. John B. Magruder’s staff will be stationed inside the main house. Interact with soldiers portraying members of the 3rd S.C. Infantry on the grounds of Lee Hall Mansion during the weekend.

Finally a visit to Newport News Park will offer a chance to interact with living historians portraying members of the 15th North Carolina Infantry and the 3rd Vermont Infantry at the original site of the Battle of Dam No. 1.

All weekend programs are included in regular admission to Endview Plantation and Lee Hall Mansion. Access to Newport News Park is free. Endview Plantation is located at 362 Yorktown Road, Newport News, Virginia 23603. Lee Hall Mansion is located at 163 Yorktown Road, Newport News, Virginia 23603. To reach the living historians at Newport News Park, enter through the main Park entrance at 13560 Jefferson Ave. and follow Constitution Way to the Discovery Center.

Additional weekend information can be found at http://www.endview.org/calendar-of-events/2019/4/13/civil-war-living-history-lee-hall-mansion-and-endview-plantation.


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