Vista Civil War Reenactment

A Civil War Alliance event

March 9-10, 2013

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista, CA

 Public information

Schedule of Events:

Events: Camp Tours North & South start 10:00 a.m.

Battles will take place at 12:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. both days
8:30 Church call (Sunday only)

9:00 Officers' Call-Federal & Confederate Unit Commanders and Civilian

Leaders (Saturday only) (Stage) (All vehicles out of camp)

9:15 Officers' Call (Branch Commanders and above, respective camps)

10:00 Event officially begins

11:00 Artillery Demonstration (Field)

11:30 Brigade Formation Weapons Inspection

12:00 First Engagement

12:45 Infantry, Cavalry Demonstration (Field)

1:00 Artillery Demonstration (Field)

1:30 Life on the Home Front (Civilian Camp)

2:00 Presidential Press Conference (Stage)

2:30 Assembly and Weapons Inspection

3:00 Second Engagement—immediately followed by the GettysburgAddress

5:00 Event closes to public


Reenactor information

Registration Form



For more information, please contact Ed Mann via the link below:




My fellow reenactors,
We're a month away from our annual reenactment at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum event in Vista. We'll have a great time, as usual.
The museum will once again provide fine meals for those who do not want to cook. The Saturday spaghetti night dinner will offered at the modest price of $8.00. Saturday and Sunday morning breakfasts will be available for $8.00.
As usual, a fine dance will take place on Saturday night, compliments of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry Brass Band. Ginger Alberti will call the dance.
Hay, firewood and water will be provided. I will need to hear from horsemen so as to provide adequate amounts of hay.

Minors without parents in attendance, download the release and get a parent's signature before you leave home.

Directions from LA: Take I-5 to Oceanside. Go east on Hwy. 76 about 6 miles to N. Santa Fe Road. Turn right there and go about 2 miles to 2040 N. Santa Fe Road and turn right to enter the museum grounds.

On behalf of Dick and Condit Wixon of Visions In Time Foundation and the Museum staff, you are cordially invited to join with us and share in the fine time.

Ed Mann