Angel Island Civil War Days

Angel Island 2019 has passed.  Return here for details about 2020.  In the meantime enjoy this article about the 2019 event.

Civil War History Lesson on Angel Island

Angel Island Awaits! June 22, 23, 2019


Once again, Confederates invade and try to take over Camp Reynolds on Angel Island. This year, our battles for control of San Francisco Bay will be taking place on June 22 and 23th. We will again be camping in the Quartermaster Building (contact Jane at  or (408) 497-3523 to reserve a space) or in tents (some tent space available in Park tents, again contact Jane). There is limited space available in the Bakery building, as well. Our President, Jon Nickerson-Tremayne, will again be cooking for us. For more information click on the following link.

Meals At Angel Island



As usual, the Ferry from Tiburon will take us out to the Island, and shuttles will be available to take us to Camp Reynolds for the 8:30 Park boat and 10 am Ferry on Saturday.  The ferry from Tiburon is free to those participating in the reenactment. (While there are other ferries to Angel Island, they are not free.) Unload at the Ferry landing in Tiburon, then go park (info below). When you board, let them know you are a volunteer with the reenactment. As always, weapons must be checked at the wheelhouse, and you must sign in on the volunteer roster in the wheelhouse on the upper deck.


Ferry Times:

If you are coming on Friday, the Tiburon Ferry departs from Tiburon at 10am, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. If enough people are arriving on Friday, shuttles may be available . as the Park usually has someone available to transport us. On Saturday and Sunday, the ferry departs hourly from 10am to 5pm. It also departs the island hourly, at 20 minutes after the hour, from 10:20am to 5:20 pm.

Important Note: The Angel Island State Park boat, The Ayala, also leaves Tiburon on Friday at 8:30 am and 5:30 am.  There is no boat service on Saturday and Sunday.  If you wish to travel on The Ayala please wear soft sole shoes on board (no brogans) to avoid wearing out the deck.

Parking in Tiburon is in the usual lots: Behind Bank of America (Tiburon Blvd and Beach Dr) or Between Chase Bank and Town Hall (Tiburon Blvd before Beach Drive). The price for reenactors is $5.00 per 24 hour day, and you can pay for the entire weekend at the time you park.


As always, if you have larger gear than will fit on the ferry, there is a limited amount of space available in the cannon trailer, on the Clam run on Friday. However, you or your unit are responsible for getting it to the embarkation point on Friday and retrieving it later (the return trip is on Monday). Talk to Jane and she can give you time and location, as it varies right up until a few days before.


Generally, battle times are 12:30 and 2 pm on Saturday and 12:30 on Sunday. The Barracks in the Quartermaster Building, as well as Quarters 10 at the top of the hill, are open to us all day.

It’s a bad year for ticks, and Angel Island is a great habitat for them. Tick repellant is advised, and avoid brush and high grass. Taking hits? Check your clothes!


Questions? Call Jane Beckman at (408) 497-3523.