Hardtack and Coffee: Christmas During the Civil War

At Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site


Visit Redcliffe for this special seasonal program to learn about what life was like during the holidays for families of Redcliffe and those who served in the Civil War. We’ll learn how the Civil War changed holidays in America and hear some of the stories from Hammond family members about experiences during the 1860s. Don’t worry, we’ll make hardtack and coffee to try but will have other refreshments as well.


  • December 16, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Every Day
  • December 16, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Every Day
  • Registration Deadline

    Thursday, December 14

    Event Hours

    1:00-2:30pm or 4:00-5:30pm

    Meeting Place

    Visitor Center

    Backroads Location


    What to Bring

    Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather.

    Park Event