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Civil War Living History Program

Experience Authentic History

Staff outfitted in civil war living history days attire on Alcatraz Island

Annually in October

The National Park Service and the Friends of Civil War Alcatraz host 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, hear about California’s role in the Civil War, see military and civilian period attire worn by expert interpreters and take a guided tour of Fort Alcatraz. For more information about the role of Alcatraz during the Civil War, visit National Park Service learn history. The schedule of events for the day and how you can become a member of FOCWA can be found at Friends of Civil War Alcatraz.

These events are offered during the Day Tour only.

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