Civil War Living History Day
Take A Historic Turn
Civil War Living History Program
Experience Authentic History
The National Park Service hosts Living History Day, depicting life on Alcatraz Island during the Civil War, when it was a military fort. The story of the Post on Alcatraces Island, as it was officially known, is largely untold. During Living History Day, visitors have an opportunity to hear live Civil War era music, see period attire worn by expert interpreters and participate in being sworn in to the Union Army. For more information about the role of Alcatraz during the Civil War, please visit National Park Service learn history. The schedule of events for the day can be found at Friends of Civil War Alcatraz.