Historic Heartland / Gray

Old Clinton War Days Festival & Re-enactment

Dates : 5/2/15 - 5/3/15
Old Clinton Historical society
Old Clinton Historic District
Gray, GA 31032

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Come to Old Clinton May 2-3, 2015, when re-enactors from the Southeast recreate the Battles of Sunshine Church, which took place in July 1864, and Griswoldville, which took place in November 1864 during Sherman's March to the Sea. Crafts of the era will be demonstrated; modern arts and crafts will be available for purchase; and modern as well as food of the period will be served.

The McCarthy-Pope House, circa 1809, the oldest house existing house in Clinton, will be open for tours. Miss Annie's Store, which will be set up as an 1800s mercantile establishment, will house a display of war relics, a prize-winning exhibit of Griswold pistol parts, a beautiful example of a finished Griswold pistol, a Burnside carbine, other war weapons, and authentic Confederate currency. The 16th Georgia will sponsor rapid fire as well as ultimate soldier/U.S. & C.S. authenticity contests and unit drill competition. Saturday's program will conclude at 8:05 p.m. with a memorial service in the Old Clinton Cemetery.

The event takes place in the Old Clinton Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Self-guided walking tour information will be available, and guided tours are available by pre-reservation.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 8:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    6 and under $0

    7 to 18 years $3

    Adults $5

    Memorial Service $0

    Facility Amenities


    General Information


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    Civil War, Family Friendly, History & Heritage