Lincoln Funeral Train reenactment

By on April 17, 2019

 

As part of its 1,700-mile journey, Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train passed through Stone Gables Estate, Elizabethtown, on April 22, 1865. A reenactment of this historic event will take place during a two-day celebration on April 22 and 23. The venue is located at 1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown.

Bells and whistles, reenactors, and mounted troops will celebrate the arrival of the Lincoln Funeral Car, also known as “United States,” when it travels on the .62 mile of original rail bed as it did on April 22, 1865.

There will be two opportunities to experience this historical event: one-day general admission or a two-day VIP experience Both days will include seeing and experiencing:

  • The only full-scale replica of the original Lincoln funeral car, including a replica of Lincoln’s coffin.
  • Period-correct 1850 passenger car to carry the troops, and period-correct band and music.
  • Restored and rebuilt Herr’s Mill covered bridge with troops crossing the Conoy Creek.
  • Reenactors in period-correct dress.
  • Sutler’s Village; photo, art, and history displays; and “living lectures” by Abraham Lincoln.
  • Tour the 1877 Star Barn Village and 1860’s Ironstone Ranch.
  • Tractor pulled wagon rides, and food and gifts available to purchase.

Learn more and purchase tickets at eventbrite.com. Search for “Abraham Lincoln Funeral Train.”

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