Fire Building

At Battle of Rivers Bridge State Historic Site

Come catch the fire bug at Rivers Bridge as we learn how to build a campfire and discuss how Civil War soldiers made their fires… some of which were way bigger than what we will be making! By the end of Fire Building! everyone will have the skills needed to start a small campfire using only matches, a cutting tool, and naturally occurring fuel just like Civil War soldiers did. Ages 10 and up, all children should be accompanied by a responsible adult. Program runs 45min – 1 hour.


  • March 6, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • April 10, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Ranger Demonstration


    Free Admission With Park Passport Plus


    Meeting Place

    The Day Use Area Shelter - near the Park Office

    Civil War


    What to Bring

    Water, weather appropriate clothing, and close toed shoes