Grand Review Update

Contact: Dawn Chitty, Education Director, (202) 667-2667


Early Bird Rate Extended Until April 15!

March 6, 2015


For more information about the Grand Review Parade March or other closing Sesquincentinnial Events visit the website

Based on feedback received from reenactors from around the country, and increasing interest in participating in the parade, the early bird registration fee of $25 has been extended until April 15th.   This extension acknowledges that many were not aware of the early bird cut-off or the increase to $35 dollars after April 15th. This extension will give units more time to continue to gather their information and registrations for submission and to make related travel and hotel plans


All workshops, the Camp Barker experience and interprative programs are free with registration.




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Update and Additional Details for the

 Closing Sesquicentennial Commemorations in DC

Lincoln 2nd Inaugural Event: The program to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Speech will take place tomorrow March 7th 9:30am to 11:30am.  The Banquet at the Willard Hotel will take place between 1pm and 4pm.  If you have not registered online for this tickets are available at the door.  For more information about the programs tomorrow please visit the website


The Grand Review Parade down Pennsylvania Ave. to be held on May 17, 2015.

All military registrants (to include Mounted Cav/Artillery) who wish to march in the parade (advanced registration is required) and all civilians who either wish to march at the end of the parade or seek buss shuttle service to the period reproduced Review Stand area - and return, shall arrive at RFK Stadium parking at 7:00 am Sunday May 17th.  All military reenactors shall be in Federal uniforms.  Those marching may carry inspected Muskets and bayonets in the parade. but no rim or center fire weapons are permitted.   

Registration check-in (security/participant pass) and weapons inspections will take place at RFK.  Due to the security concerns and prohibitions against moving in the City with such weapons, troops will form and be loaded into shuttle busses, by unit, for transport to the parade start.  It is the same approach used for all Presidential Inaugural parades. 

All horses will be inspected at RFK as will invited artillery guns. Once inspected, horse and gun trailers will proceed as directed into DC to unload and - having unloaded - move to the pick-up points. All horses will move in groups of staff, cav or artillery and each group must provide an individual to follow along for horse poop clean -up duty. Overall, this is a parade of 10 city blocks down Pennsylvania Ave.

REGISTRATION fee is $25 through April 15th.  Registration there after will rise to $35.  No walk-ons due to security issues.   REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT CLOSES May 1st . 

And special equestrian only camp has been arranged at Sully Plantation.  See ( .  Those with horses may begin to arrive at Sully on Friday beginning at noon, set-up a period camp, picket horses and ride /drill.  Water, hay and wood will be provided, but you must bring your own horse troughs.  All trailers will leave Sully to go to RFK for final check in and inspection by the DC Health Dept -- at RFK.  Equestrians may stay Sunday night at Sully.

 For Grand Review Parade Registration, and additional information go to:




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