Reenacting is a fun and rewarding hobby. Whether you portray famous historical figures or your own fictional character, reenacting is a form of time travel for those of us who feel they were born in the wrong era. However, reenacting can be overwhelming and very expensive. I hope through this blog to help those new to the hobby, or even those veteran reenactors, to enjoy reenacting without breaking the bank. Blog posts will address things like developing your character, traditions and etiquette for different time periods, and affordable but accurate clothing options. So step back in time to days gone by...

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Battle of Gamble's Hotel

Welcome to the Battle of Gamble's Hotel at The Columns in Florence, SC.
Come along and enjoy the day with us:).
A long avenue of Pecan trees welcomes us to the plantation.
Let's visit with some friends.
Nobody move! We're hunting wabbits!
The Columns was built in the 1850's.
A winding path leads to the side of the house.
Camilla's and other flowers bloomed in abundance framing the house in an array of color.
I found a relaxing spot on the front verandah.
Hubby enjoys a view of the grounds.
The home features its original fire escape.
The interior was gorgeous.
The original front door and screen door.
View from across the hall.
Hubby and I in the entryway.
Of course, the reason for the event is the battle.
(OK, I had to say that but let's face it, the real reason is to dress up and socialize:).
Thanks for spending the day with us.
See you at the next reenactment!


  1. This is wonderful!
    I grubbed up on the beautiful interior of this place and you looked beautiful!!!
    You and your dear husband look outstanding!!!
    So glad I got to see this post.

    Thank you for sharing your outfits, the house and the war.


  2. Wow what beautiful pictures. It's fun to see all those costumes.

  3. Super! What a beautiful site. PS Send me a pic of the ring so I can show Queen Mum.

  4. Hi Kim-

    That's a gorgeous home. It looks like it has 2 dining rooms? And as usual, you and your husband look amazingly authentic. I got a kick out of the pistol-packin' photo! And oh how I wish we had such beautiful things in bloom at this time of year!


  5. fantastic photos are amazing crafty carol

  6. I have really enjoyed viewing your photos and seeing the lovely period costumes. I was in my hometown this spring, Natchez, Mississippi and met a group of historic re-enactors in period garb at Longwood. I also appreciate getting a better look at The Columns, as I have long admired it, but never been there.