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A Civil War Christmas - An American Musical Celebration

  • Chattanooga Theatre Center 400 River Street Chattanooga, TN 37405 USA (map)

National Park Partners invites you to a special performance of:

A Civil War Christmas:

An American Musical Celebration


Cocktails | Food | Storytelling | Coffee | Dessert | Show

Abraham Lincoln's election as the 16th President of the United States was so contentious, it caused 11 Southern states to secede from the Union.  On Christmas Eve, 1864, as the Civil War raged, President and Mary Todd Lincoln prepared for Christmas at the White House.  This is the setting for the musical play, A Civil War Christmas, and on Friday, December 28th, the National Park Partners invites you to attend a special benefit performance at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.  Pulitzer-winning playwright, Paula Vogel weaves fictional and historical characters together with American songs, marches and spirituals.  Vogel says that “theatre gives us the ability to talk with our ancestors,” and in this brutally honest depiction, we are privy to relationships among the soldiers, slaves, and the close bond between Mrs. Lincoln and her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckly. who was born a slave but bought her own freedom.  Mary Todd Lincoln is one of history’s most misunderstood women.  Your ticket purchase for the December 28th show includes food, drink and noshing with characters from the show, but most important is your support of the National Park Partners in their conservation of the natural, historic, and cultural resources of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, including Moccasin Bend National Archeological District.

In honor of the 155th Anniversary of the Campaign for Chattanooga, tickets are $55 each (or $100 for two).

Click HERE to order tickets.