A smaller crowd than usual attended the 2021 School Day at the 27th Battle of Aiken event. Without public school students present, the field trip destination mainly attracted homeschoolers and individual families. Students watched as costumed re-enactors demonstrated blacksmithing, making Victorian hair ornaments, teaching in a small school room and setting off cannons.

Blakeley Bartee covers the education beat at the Aiken Standard. She graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2020. You can follow her on Twitter: @blakeleybartee.