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Civil War Weekend – The Great Central Sanitary Fair of 2024

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Saturday, May 18th & Sunday, May 19th from 10 am–3:30 pm
Civil War Weekend – The Great Central Sanitary Fair of 2024

During the Civil War, the US Sanitary Commission organized large fairs to raise funds for soldiers’ aid, including the Great Central Sanitary Fair in Philadelphia.

To mark the 160th anniversary of this major event, the Peter Wentz Farmstead will be hosting their own version of the fair.

On Saturday, visitors can check out historic demonstrations like wet-plate photography and the Tent of Curiosities, and learn about how the Sanitary Commission assisted in the war effort. Support local businesses by shopping for native plants, incredible artwork, and more! Meet Union soldiers and watch infantry and artillery demonstrations.

Sunday will continue with military demonstrations, the US Sanitary Commission tent, and a 19th century baseball game.

Join us for this unique event where past and present collide! All ages; free.


Peter Wentz Farmstead
2030 Shearer Road
Lansdale, PA 19446 United States
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