This two-day event is held annually to commemorate the 1862 Battle of the Ironclads, The USS Monitor vs. the CSS Virginia. A weekend full of interactive family activities, costumed interpreters, lectures, re-enactment camps, and cannon firing. Meet Abraham Lincoln as you explore The USS Monitor Center while playing Ironclad Battlequest. Saturday night features History Bites, a food tasting event of historical proportions. Local restaurants and caterers prepare their best interpretation of Civil War era dishes as they vie for the coveted Cast Iron Skillet award.