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Independence Day Celebration

July 4, 2023 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm

Families will enjoy the chance to meet founding father Benjamin Franklin portrayed by actor and historian Barry Stevens. Plus, live music performed by the Harken Back String Band and the opportunity for families to participate in period games. Living historians portraying Revolutionary War and Civil War soldiers will share why they fought and explain the equipment and life of the men during the War for Independence and the American Civil War. Visitors can also take part in a special ceremony with color guard, pledge of allegiance and a cannon fire salute. Tours of the Breakthrough Battlefield which on April 2, 1865, resulted in the evacuation of both Petersburg and Richmond will be available.


July 4, 2023
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Colin Romanick

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6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
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