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Civil War Encampment at Cooper Gristmill
MORRISTOWN, NJ – Honoring the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, camp activities are brought to life at Civil War Encampment at the Cooper Gristmill in Chester Township. From Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14 meet ‘Abe Lincoln’ and listen to the soldier’s stories told by re-enactors. Experience first-hand demonstrations of drills, build campfires, learn about wartime gear and utilities, view unique artifacts, and much more. Don’t miss the opportunity to tour the soldiers’ camp by candlelight on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Daytime activities will run on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours of the 1826 fully-operational gristmill are also available. Suggested donations are $3/adult, $2/senior (65+), $1/child (4-16), and children under 4 are FREE. For more information, please call the Cooper Gristmill, 908.879.5463.

Morris County Park Commission, is one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey, currently protects and maintains 18,600 acres at 38 distinct sites and a year-round calendar of events and activities.