The Civil War was perhaps the defining event of 19th century America, and the 150th anniversary of the conflict will be commemorated across the country with a variety of events.
As no federal Civil War Sesquicentennial organizing committee has been created, events are being organized at the state and local level.
A number of states have created official commissions to organize and promote Civil War commemorations, and the resources on this page will help you locate those organizations as well as other valuable sources of information related to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
The National Park Service, which administers many Civil War Battlefield sites across the country, has a web page devoted to the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
The Civil War Trust, an organization devoted to preserving the site of Civil War battles, has a web page devoted to the Civil War Sesquicentennial. There are links to news about commemorations of the Civil War's 150th anniversary, as well as many links to the organization's main web site, which is a great repository of Civil War information.
Affiliated with the Civil War Preservation Trust, the Civil War Discovery Trail provides information on hundreds of Civil War sites in 32 states. The web site is an excellent starting point for Civil War discovery and travel.
A related book, Civil War Sites, The Official Guide to the Civil War Discovery Trail, is also highly recommended.
East Coast States and the Civil War Sesquicentennial:
New England states and the Civil War Sesquicentennial:
Midwestern states and the Civil War Sesquicentennial: