- Associated Press - Saturday, May 16, 2015

CRESWELL, N.C. (AP) - Re-enactors will talk about Civil War experiences on a 20th century plantation in eastern North Carolina where over time, 800 slaves worked.

The event titled “Music and Literature of the Civil War” will be held Saturday at Somerset Place State Historic Site in Creswell. Visitors will participate in walking tours where they’ll encounter Civil War characters who will talk about their lives, based on original letters and business records.

From 1785 to 1865, Somerset Place was an active plantation that included as many as 100,000 acres where rice, corn and wheat were grown. The site includes the family home and reconstructed slave buildings, along with archaeological remains of places such as the stocks where slaves were punished.

Tickets are $6.41 for adults and $3.20 for children ages 12 and under.

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For additional information, call 252-797-4560

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