Civil War Saturday
@ The Fort
Explore Fort Mifflin’s years as a federal prison as the Mifflin Guard becomes our Garrison for the weekend! Watch the soldiers drill and prepare their camp meals over an open fire. “Enlist” and learn to drill with wooden muskets, enjoy Civil War Soldier Life and Medicine programs. Discover the untold story of the prisoners of the Fishing Creek Confederacy, imprisoned at the Fort in 1864.
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