Location

Fort Stevens State Park
Historic Area

Time

Begins: 09/02/2017
Ends: 09/04/2017

Description

This marks the 27th year for this grand event. One of the largest of its kind in the northwest region. Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Medical Corps, Camp Followers, and Townspeople (sutlers) make up the variety of Civil War period reenactors you'll encounter. Several live battles are carried out for you to view over the long weekend. Meet President Abraham Lincoln, see a fashion show, listen in on fife and drum practice, stroll through the "village" of tents to admire craftsmen, cooks, and undertakers, and spend the day learning about history first hand from soldiers. Watch the field artillery demonstrations and see actual cannons fire from up close. Food and drinks available for purchase from Annie's Kettle Corn. Traders/sutlers general stores offer clothing, toys, and more for purchase. Please consider leaving pets at home, as this event includes long periods of very loud artillery and rifle firing during battles.