Sweet's Civil War Reenactment
Reenactment Activities

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July 25 - 27, 2014
Four Seasons Park
Lombard, IL

Fri, July 25: Watch the Oscar-winning 2012 movie "Lincoln" at 8pm. Free admission, popcorn for sale.
Sat/Sun July 26 & 27: Reenactment open to the pubic from 10-4pm.

Saturday and Sunday:
10am - 4pm: Visit the camps, the Civil War Surgeon, Build-A-Barn, sutlers, and more.
11am - 4pm: Plank Road Music Society
11:30am: Skirmish
12:30pm: Kids Drill
2:30pm: Main Battle

Saturday only:
8:30pm: Candlelight Camp Tour

Sunday Only
Noon: Ballroom Dance Lessons
2:15pm: Raffle winners announced

There will be food trucks on site!

More than 5,000 visitors enjoyed the 2013 reenactment. Thank you to everyone who came out to Four Seasons Park to view skirmishes, meet re-enactors, and experience living history.
We also give a huge thank you to the Lombard Park District for permitting us to use the beautiful Four Seasons Park!

Registration Forms

For re-enactors:

For vendors:



Scavenger Hunt! (questions coming soon)

History Row:

  • Civil War Surgeon
  • Union Regimental
  • Laundresses

War Rations Row (food trucks):

  • Husky Hog BBQ -
    Best barbecue around Chicagoland
  • Prairie Food Co-op -
    Custom sausage and pickle on a stick
  • Tidal Crave -
    Smoothies, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Lemonades
  • Toasty Cheese -
    A grilled cheese sandwich experience like no other
  • Uncle Les Kettle Corn -
    Amazing Kettle Corn, Caramel Corn and Cinnamon Sugar
  • Ram and Poni -
    Our food is prepared from 18th century and earlier recipes. Menu Items: From Breakfast to Elk Burgers
  • Sunday only: Cupcakes for Courage


View 2013 photos from July 2013 Reenactment

View movie from 2012 Reenactment

View 2012 photos from July 2012 Reenactment

View 2011 photos from October 2011 Reenactment


Thank you 2014 Sponsors:

VIllage of Lombard
Lombard Park District
Davey Tree Experts
Party People Rentals


Why "Sweet's" Civil War Reenactment? Colonel Benjamin Sweet, later General Sweet, ran Camp Douglas in Chicago. Douglas held thousands of confederate prisoners during the Civil War, and is sometimes called the “Andersonville of the North."
Benjamin Sweet moved to Babcock's Grove - the original name of Lombard - after the war and was one of the founders who platted this town in 1869. 


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