Civil War Immersion Weekend

Due to a spike in the Coronavirus in La Crosse County this fall, the Civil War Immersion Weekend has been postponed until 2021. Please check Norskedalen’s Facebook page for further updates.


Company B 2nd Wisconsin Civil War Re-enactors bring history to life during the Civil War Heritage Weekend held on the grounds of Norskedalen. Each year, the second weekend of October sees Norskedalen transform into a different area in the war torn South.  2020’s Civil War weekend at Norskedalen will portray action surrounding Turner’s Gap, where Wisconsin’s own Iron Brigade fought against the Confederates. This battle was part of a larger struggle that would two days later lead to the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, Antietam.

This year, join us at 10 a.m. to watch the soldiers on both sides drill.  This is a time when experienced reenactors work with newer recruits to develop skills and characters.  The drill will be followed with demonstration and presentations in the amphitheater at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.  At 2 p.m., the skirmish will begin!!



$6 adult, $3 child age 6-12, Family $15 Parents with children under age 18;  Members Complimentary.

Food service provided by Coon Valley Fire & Rescue as a fundraiser for that organization.


Friday, October 9, is Education Day.  In order to accommodate COVID-19 parameters, the Education Day will be a virtual webinar.  Students will still have the ability to see and learn from the reenactors, as well as ask questions – from the safety of their home or school!

Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11, are regular operating hours.