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National programs, 'Fire on the Rappahannock' re-enactments, HFFI home tour make for many-layered commemoration of Battle of Fredericksurg's 150th anniversary
Be part of the action: Children's programs will be hosted at several sites in the area.
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Visit the Photo Place
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Civilian Life in Fredericksburg: Rising Sun Tavern, 1304 Caroline St., Civilian Middle Class Family Portrayal and Field Hospital; Kenmore Inn, 1200 Princess Anne St., Period Tavern; Mary Washington House, 1200 Charles St., Lower Class Family Portrayal and Looting Scenario; Kenmore, 1201 Washington Ave., Upper Class Family Portrayal, Cooking Demo and Field Hospital
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, Civil War Art Show: Selected pieces from the Silver Family Collection. Several artists will be on hand for the show.
12-1 Ferry Farm: The Black Women Experience in the War, Dr. Cynthia Crater, The Gallery
1-2 p.m. Slaughter Pen Farm: Artillery Demonstrations by the 4th Maryland Artillery.
1-3 p.m. Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center: Second Saturday Kids Program, Market Square, 1001 Princess Anne St. Hands-on program with re-enactors.
1-4 p.m. Ferry Farm: Gallery quilting demonstrations
2-3 p.m. Military Formation and Inspections. Confederate Troops--Trench Hill, 1119 Hanover St. Union Troops--Federal Hill, 504 Hanover St.
3-4 p.m. Battle of Marye's Heights: Come see the Union assault against the Confederate forces behind the stone wall along Sunken Road. Re-enactment to take place on Trench Hill behind the UMW Jepson Alumni Center at 1119 Hanover St. Viewing areas will be at the corner of Hanover Street and Sunken Road and the parking lot at Marye Street and Sunken Road.
All-day: Living history at Chatham: medicine, civilians, music and headquarters. Hourly tours of the Sunken Road and Marye's Heights, until 2 p.m. The battle-damaged Innis House open along the Sunken Road. Children's Muster, Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center.
Meet the Generals. On Saturday, you have two opportunities to meet the Union and Confederate generals. 9-11 a.m. in the Camps at Ferry Farm and Slaughter Pen and 1-2 p.m. at Riverfront Park.
9-11 a.m. "Breakthrough at Prospect Hill" NPS walking tour. Here, the armies battled for the key terrain on the south end of the field. A major Union attack took Ambrose Burnside to the brink of victory, prevented only by intense fighting. Meet at Prospect Hill (Tour Stop 6) on South Lee Drive.
10-11 p.m. Period Church Services. Join re-enactors for a period church service at Slaughter Pen Farm.
11-3 p.m. Ferry Farm ($1 ages 6 and up) Living history programs such as laundry, quilting, horses and saddles.
12-3 p.m. Field hospital at Brompton; see Saturday, Dec. 8.
Culminating Event: A Nation Remembers Fredericksburg
For the complete details: Program: 1.usa.gov/STUrzK'Fire on the Rappahannock': fredericksburg150 .org Tourism: visitfred.com