Discover the impact the American Civil War had on families across the country, including right here in Waynesboro.
The Renfrew Civil War Encampment isn’t all cannons and gunpowder, glory and gusto. For us, it’s an opportunity to pause and reflect on a pivotal turning point in our nation’s history and, more importantly, to remember what took place on this very property in the summer of 1863 when the war’s effects arrived on our doorstep.
This event gives guests a glimpse into daily life for civilians and soldiers during the Civil War. Spectators are encouraged to visit the camps — Union, Confederate and civilian — for demonstrations of period dress, food and lifeways, medicine, military life, and to strike up conversations with event participants. Be prepared to hear a variety of perspectives, as numerous as the people who truly lived through this turbulent time. Take time to listen, share, question, remember, learn, and perhaps agree to disagree. We invite you to walk back in time to the Civil War Era this weekend at Renfrew.