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Living History School Day

Friday, November 17, 2017      9am-4pm    

Cost of Admission $5 per person (Students and Chaperones ONLY)

Open to the Public

Saturday, November 18, 2017      9am-5pm

Sunday, Novemver 19, 2017        9am-4pm

General Admission: $10 per person

Children (12 and under): $5 per person

Senior Citizens (65+):  $5 per person


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 is an event with something for everyone!  Allow yourself to be educated and entertained by dedicated living historians who portray the many sides of life during a war that divided our nation.

True to the name of the event, Civil War Weekend is an opportunity for immersion in 19th century American life.  Visit the lawn of the Liendo Plantation home for various period life demonstrations and exhibits including music, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, soap making, quilting and more!  Stop by the Bachelor’s Quarters to see the fashion show (scheduled once daily) to get an up close look at clothing and customs of the time period.  See a medical demonstration depicting real life medical techniques of the day.  Of course, no trip to Liendo Plantation would be complete without a tour of the mansion.  Self-guided tours are available so that you can tour at your own pace, with docents available to provide information and assistance.

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 2 pm 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 some of the modern amenities that make festival attendance so much fun!  A busy food court awaits, featuring many of your favorite festival foods, along with some truly unique food and beverage selections.  Across the street from the food court you will find a “modern vendor” area with 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.

Combining a great history themed event with a venue that is so significant to Texas history has made Civil War Weekend a favorite among reenactors and spectators alike.  We are proud to open our gates, in the tradition of hospitality that Liendo was built on, to welcome new and returning crowds of guests to the 18th Annual Civil War Weekend!



Visit our Contact Page for any questions or to find a map to Liendo Plantation.

See the Civil War Weekend Facebook page for the most up to date scheduling, sponsor and exhibit information!


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Registration for our Living History School Day
is available for public, private and home school students


Reenactors, register for Liendo 2017 at the link below

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