The Texas Civil War Living History Institute is an organization dedicated to improving America’s understanding of its Civil War through living history and reenactment. Our approach focuses on providing professional-grade, immersive living history experiences at historic sites and in communities around the region and across the nation. In this authentic historical environment, both our members and our audience gain a new appreciation for our nation’s defining conflict and its impact on our lives today. Our volunteer staff strives to provide a safe, exciting, and enriching program for our participants, as well as an historically accurate, immersive, and eye-opening experience for our audiences.

The phrase "A New Birth of Freedom" comes from Abraham Lincoln's most famous speech, the Gettysburg Address.


To enrich and improve our nation's understanding of itself by giving life and human connection to the epic and tragic events of America's Civil War through professional-grade living history experiences.

Our Vision

To help America more fully realize her new birth of freedom by personally connecting her citizens to the turmoil and sacrifice that brought it about.



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The Texas Civil War Living History Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations to the Institute are tax deductible to the full extent allowable under the law. Federal Identification Number (EIN): 38-4088203.

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