DUE TO THE 150TH BATTLE ANNIVERSARIES, THE EVENT HOSTS HAVE DECIDED TO PLACE THIS EVENT ON HOLD UNTIL 2015 WHEN WE WILL CELEBRATE THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF STONEMAN'S TROOPS INVADING ALLISON WOODS ON OUR NORMAL WEEKEND OF THE THIRD WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER.
Deep in the heart of scenic Allison Woods in Statesville, North Carolina, the past comes alive for one weekend every year! Dedicated re-enactors from across the United States bring a passion for historical accuracy to their portrayal of military and civilian life throughout three centuries of American history. The unique timeline format of this event lets visitors explore the evolution of warfare at their own pace. It honors the challenges, courage, victories and heartaches of those who believed no sacrifice was too great for the cause of freedom!
Explore historically accurate encampments for the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War II and Vietnam War. Be on hand to witness a World War II battle re-enactment with original armored vehicles. Feel the ground rumble when authentic cannons fire and cavalry charge into the fray during a Civil War battle re-enactment. Chat with costumed re-enactors portraying famous and not-so-famous individuals from our past. Take the chilling and poignant Lantern Tour -- a guided walk through the night which puts you in the heat of the conflict. Shop Sutlers Row for a unique souvenir, bring your appetite for mouth-watering food and try to resist the temptation to tap your feet to the lively sounds of music from another era. This is an event with something for everyone!
Mark your calendars for September 14, 15 & 16, 2012. A special School Day event for students is scheduled for Friday, September 14 by reservation only.
Among the region's earliest pioneers, the Allison Family has inhabited and cherished this pristine landscape since the mid-1700's. Today visitors can enjoy woods, waterways and meadows still teeming with natural wonders. The estate hosts public and private events in its historic buildings and on its beautiful landscape for businesses, civic groups, weddings, filming videos and other occasions. Visit the event website at www.allisonswoodsevents.com for complete information.
Kids will enjoy a ride on the half-tracks and firing the guns. The WWII folks with the half-tracks, for a small fee ($5) will be able to take a ride on one of the half-tracks and/or for ($3) be able to fire the gun and keep the round as a souvenir. So bring the kids and a camera!