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The Battle of Townsend's Plantation Civil War Festival and Living History Event

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 Townsend's  Plantation Civil War Festival and Living History Event is taking place February 3rd-5th on the 100-plus acres behind Renninger's Antique Market.

This fictitious Civil War battle takes place every year when 1,000 or so officers and soldiers fight it out with cavalry and cannons at the Battle of Townsend's Plantation.

The Battle of Townsend’s Plantation, sponsored by Attorney Clay Townsend, started over 25 years ago in Apopka with other Civil War buffs on the grounds of Townsend’s Plantation, which he owned and operated in the 1980s. The property is now owned by the city of Apopka, but the battle moved up the road to Renninger's Twin Market property, where the battle makes progress in the rolling hills. The Battle of Townsend's Plantation is the host event for the 37th Alabama Regiment Co. H.

With good weather visitors may see up to 1000 Union and Confederate soldiers bringing history to life. People can watch demonstrations of weapons and hear the booms of full-scale artillery. Thrill at the charge of cavalry soldiers on powerful steeds.

In addition to the centerpiece battle, living history exhibits, folk music, period camps and a period-dress-required ball round out the experience. This is a great educational experience for all ages!

Event Information & Schedule

Admission: $6.00 Adults and $4.00 Children 12 and under

Friday February 3rd - School Day CLOSED TO PUBLIC. Friday is School Days and will be open to registered schools / classes only. Contact keri_stewart@scps.k12.fl.us or call 407-701-8700

Saturday February 3rd & Sunday February 4th - Open 10am - 5pm.  Battles are at 2pm each day.

Full Detailed Daily Schedule : Click Here battle_schedule_2017r1

For more details about the event head to : Battle of Townsend's Plantation

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