According to Ty Snyder, manager of the Western & Atlantic Tunnel, "We have a record number of re-enactors coming along with the renowned 8th Regiment Band from Rome, Ga., providing period music performed on period instruments. This year’s battle will also be narrated with the use of a new public address system that will allow visitors to understand what is happening during the battle.
"This is a very unique re-enactment; you will be closer to the battle than anywhere else with a great view of the action, and our re-enactment battle actually occurs on the original sites from 1863-64.”
Gates open at 9 a.m. each day, with the battle beginning at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12-under and includes guided tours of the historic tunnel, museum and Clisby Austin house. Prior to the battle, visit period sutler tents (selling Civil war era items), a re-enactment campsite and enjoy a variety of food items, including barbeque, hamburgers, fresh corn, homemade fried pies and sodas.
Parking is free, with special handicapped parking that includes shuttle service to the battlefield.
For more information, go to tunnelhillheritagecenter.com.