Reenactment of the Battle of Fort Blakeley (largest area event of its kind) is April 10
The reenactment of the Battle of Fort Blakeley in Spanish Fort is scheduled for Saturday, April 10. The largest event of its type in our area, this historical commemoration will feature hundreds of skilled reenactors authentically reenacting the largest charge to take place in Alabama during the Civil War. Prior to the battle there will be demonstrations of small arms and artillery firing. A number of other events are scheduled during the day, as well, including a lecture via Zoom by nationally-known scholar Dr. John David Smith. Smith will discuss the contributions of African-American soldiers in the Civil War, including the approximately 5,000 which fought on the battlefield at Blakeley. Two of the park’s “Civil War on the Eastern Shore” cruises are scheduled. Food, souvenirs and the recently-published book chronicling the battle, The Assault on Fort Blakeley, will be available throughout the day at the Wehle Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12. Kids under 6 are free. Online registration is requested; just show your emailed confirmation to the attendant upon arrival. For a full schedule of activities and for tickets, please visit blakeleypark.com.