The Grand Review Parade Events
March - May 2015


Friday, May 15, 2015

Civil War to Civil Rights Workshops
African American Civil War Museum 8am to 3pm
Participate in your choice of workshops on a variety of topics covering, Genealogy, Voting Rights, the Civil War to Civil Rights Legacy of Blacks in the Military, the Underground Railroad and more.  Click here for more information>>

Living History Camp: Camp Barker
Garrison Elementary School Grounds 10am to 3pm
Experience Civil War Camp life on the former grounds of Camp Barker the only contraband camp once located in the U Street community and home to nearly 4,000 people.

Descendants Oral History Project
African American Civil War Museum 8am to 3pm
Thousands of people today are descendants of the United States Colored Troops. Preserve your ancestor's memory by recording their history in a descendant's interview.

The Officer's Ball
The Willard Hotel 7pm to 10pm
Join us in honoring the individuals who lead the union through the war and the people who lead our nation's military today. Click here to purchase tickets for the Officer's Ball!

Special Performances
Throughout the weekend from Thursday May 14th – Saturday, May 17th, the museum will have re-enactors preforming throughout the U street community, at the African American Civil War Memorial and the Museum.

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Camp Barker Prayer Breakfast
Garrison Elementary School Grounds 8am - 10am
Join us for this prayer breakfast on the historic site of Camp Barker to celebrate freedom. Click here to purchase tickets for the Prayer Breakfast.

Living History Camp: Camp Barker
Garrison Elementary School Grounds 10am - 4pm
Experience Civil War Camp life on the former grounds of Camp Barker the only contraband camp once located in the U Street community and home to nearly 4,000 people.

Descendants Oral History Project
African American Civil War Museum 8am to 4pm
Thousands of people today are descendants of the United States Colored Troops. Preserve your ancestor's memory by recording their history in a descendant's interview.

Civil War to Civil Rights Workshops
African American Civil War Museum 11am - 4pm
Participate in your choice of workshops on a variety of topics covering, Genealogy, Voting Rights, the Civil War to Civil Rights Legacy of Blacks in the Military, the Underground Railroad and more.  Click here for more inforamton>>

Candle Light Vigil
African American Civil War Museum 6pm - 8pm
Pay tribute to the soldiers of the United States Colored Troops though musical and dance performances culminating in a candle light vigil at the AACWM Memorial.

Sunday, May 17, 2015
The Grand Review Parade
Pennsylvania Ave, 12pm to 4pm
Join over 1,500 marchers, and spectators in viewing this commemoration of the Grand Review of the Armies
Click here for more information!