Nov. 17, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Battle at 2 p.m.)
Nov. 18, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Battle at 2 p.m.)
38653 Wyatt Chapel Rd., Hempstead, Texas 77445
Join the NMFH and step back in time at Liendo Plantation for an up close and personal look at life during the period of the American Civil War. Held annually the weekend before Thanksgiving, Civil War Weekend provides an opportunity for immersion in 19th century American life. See the Civilians of the day demonstrating their lifestyles and life skills or participate in one of many hands on activities.
Military life at Civil War Weekend is an interactive experience. The Union, Confederate and Winter Camps are open and available for visits. Reenactors can be seen throughout the grounds of Liendo all day long, many with fascinating stories to tell. The Battle for Liendo takes place at 2pm on both Saturday and Sunday, with military reenactors from both sides coming together to put on an exhilarating show, complete with live cannon fire and pyrotechnics. Want to know who the winner will be? You’ve got to show up to find out!
With all of the opportunities to experience authentic 19th century life, Civil War Weekend also includes modern amenities – a food court and a collection of vendors ranging from crafts and artisan products to authors selling their books and presentations by historical organizations. A stroll along “Sutler Row” shows an impression of the merchants of the time period, selling reenacting gear and souvenirs for everyone.
Civil War Weekend at Liendo has become a living history favorite, for reenactors and spectators alike.