Day Camps

For Day Camp information, contact:

Major Troy D. Marshall, Site Director
marshalltd@vmi.edu or call toll free: 1-866-515-1864

Civil War Day Camp

July 11-15, 2016
Ages 7 - 12

$20 per day. Sign up for all five days and save $20.00! Limited to 30 campers per session.

  • 19th century crafts
  • Infantry drill
  • Guided battlefield tour
  • Farm chores and games
  • Period-style refreshments!
  • Mid-morning snack provided.

Complement Virginia Standards of Learning and those of several other states. For information contact us at nmbshp@vmi.edu or 866-515-1864

Registration Form

Uniform Package Flyer

Registered campers may purchase the optional soldier uniform kit at a discounted price of $40. 

Col. Shipp's Leadership Institute

July 25-29, 2016
Ages 13-17
Snacks and Supplies Provided

Civil War Day Camp for Young Men

$25 per day. Sign up for all five days and save $25.00.

Register by July 17 to avoid being on the waiting list. Includes all supplies. Snacks are provided. Sign up early as space is limited.

  • Infantry drill using authentic replica firearms and equipment (non firing)
  • Team building excercises
  • History hikes each day
  • Civil War food ways
  • Games
  • Battlefield Tours
  • VMI Cadet led programs

Teen Civil War Camp Registration Form

Homeschool Day

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War and the Home Educators Association of Virginia are pleased to present Homeschool Day.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Registration Form Homeschool Day

Homeschool Day Flyer

A special event rate of $3.00 per person, ages 6 and older, is available by registering here or by calling 866-515-1864. Registration opens on

January 13, 2016. Limited space is available so register early.

Homeschool Day 2016 will offer hands-on learning experiences for all ages. Join the Confederate Army and learn to drill, try dancing the Virginia Reel, enjoy 19th century games and crafts, watch the Emmy-award winning film, Field of Lost Shoes, take a guided tour through the battlefield, learn 19th century foodways and much more.

Visit displays on wildlife at the Battlefield (keep an eye out for the Park’s resident bald eagles, wild turkeys, deer and other animals), protecting our waterways (don’t miss the spectacular views of the Shenandoah River from our overlooks) and others.

Purchase a sandwich from Chick Fil-A (or bring your own!) and homebaked goodies from the food booth. Visit the General’s Store for a great selection of books and other items to further your educational goals as well as souvenirs of your visit.