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Madison – Civil War


Dates 1/1/2024 - 12/31/2024
City / State Madison, WI
Event Name Civil War Walk
Event Type Seasonal Walk
Event ID 2024/Y1505
Distance - Trail Ratings 10K & 5K - 2A
Description The walk highlights Madison's involvement in the Civil War. It includes Camp Randall and Forest Hill Cemetery. Camp Randall was a Civil War military training camp through which some 70,000 Wisconsinites and nearly 4,000 Confederate prisoners of war would pass. Forest Hill Cemetery contains two Civil War plots. The Confederate Rest (a Designated National Cemetery) is the northernmost Confederate cemetery in the United States.

The walk includes a part of the University of Wisconsin, Camp Randall Stadium, and University Heights -- an architecturally and historically important area of Madison. The walk is primarily on city sidewalks and includes steps and some moderate hills. A portion of the route is on an abandoned rail bed. Route directions include brief descriptions of historical buildings and sites.

Strollers: Hard | Wheelchairs: No | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes

Special Programs Little Free Libraries
Rails - to - Trails
Walk the USA A-Z - The letter “M”
Wisconsin Counties - Dane County
Start Times Daily, dawn to dusk.
Location Best Western Inn Towner Motel
Start Point / Driving Directions 2424 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin
N43° 4.3448′ W89° 25.7030′

From the Beltline (Hwy 12/18) exit on Midvale Blvd. Go north on Midvale to University Ave. (approx. 2 1/2 mi.). Go east (right) on University continuing on University bearing right at Campus Drive/University Ave. split. Turn left on Highland. The Inn Towner will be on the right.
Awards & Fees $4.00 All Walkers
Host Club Madison Area Volkssport Association
Contact Ruth E. Walde Schams, (608) 692-7789
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