Tickets are now on sale for the 150th Anniversary Re-enactment of the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, to be held Aug. 12-14, 2011!
According to our friends at Wilson’s Creek, the anniversary is expected to draw 3,000 re-enactors from across the country and 50,000 to 60,000 spectators. Weekend events include not only battle scenario re-enactments such as “the fight in the cornfield” and “the fight for bloody hill,” but also a period wedding, military ball, 1860s baseball game, a church service and a duel. There will also be period craft demonstrations, old-time peace fair games for children, authentic Civil War sutlers, period music, and modern food vendors. The re-enactment site is adjacent to Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.
A special addition is family camping. Family groups can have an authentic camping experience with the soldiers in period tents and see the life of a Civil War soldier up close. Limited space is available for the family camping experience, and more information is available on the re-enactment web site, www.wilsonscreek150.com.
Tickets for the August 12-14 re-enactment can be purchased online at www.wilsonscreek150.com. The price for a one-day adult ticket is $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. A three-day pass is also available for $50 in advance and $60.00 at the gate. On-site parking for the event is free.
The www.wilsonscreek150.com website also features a calendar of events leading up to the re-enactment, the re-enactment activities schedule, registration information for re-enactors, additional information, and regular updates. All proceeds from the 150th Anniversary Re-enactment, sponsored by the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation, will benefit the national battlefield.Posted in Uncategorized