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2018 Fort Toulouse French and Indian War Encampment

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Experience early American history at the annual Fort Toulouse French and Indian War Encampment on April 21-22, 2018 at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park in Wetumpka, Alabama. The Fort Toulouse French and Indian War encampment focuses attention on daily life at a French frontier fort and Creek village in the year 1756. Soldiers engage in mock battles each day and souvenirs replicating items of the time period will be available from merchants on site. Living history demonstrations of military, Indian and civilian life will take place on Saturday and Sunday throughout the day.

Fort Toulouse French and Indian War Encampment

History comes alive with French Marines, English Troops, Creek Warriors potrayed by living history units from across Alabama and the Eastern United States. The Fort Toulouse French and Indian War Encampment highlights the French and Indian War of 1756-1763, also known as the Seven Years War. French Marines aided by the local Native Americans fought against the English troops for control of the Eastern part of North America.

The public is treated to one of the most exciting living history events in the Southeast. Re-enactors interact with visitors and entertain with skill competitions such as rapid musket fire and bayonet drills and provide insight to their living conditions of the time as well as dress and battle strategies.

Hours
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Admission
$4/adult and $2/child
Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Tentative Schedule

Saturday Schedule
French Schedule
10:00AM French Colors & 1st Cannon Firing
10:45AM Arms Inspection
11:00AM Fall-In, Patrol (Scenario 1)
11:45AM 2nd Cannon Firing
12:30PM 3rd Cannon Firing
12:45PM Fall-In, Patrol
1:00PM Linear Battle
2:00PM 4th Cannon Firing
3:00PM British Attack Fort Toulouse
3:45PM French Colors
British Schedule:
09:00AM British Colors
09:15AM Unit Time (musket firing and drill demonstrations)
10:45AM Morning Scout
11:00AM Ambush
11:45AM Roast Beef
1:00PM Linear Battle
1:30PM Unit time (musket firing and drill demonstrations)
3:00PM British attack on Fort Toulouse (Scenario 3)
3:45PM British Retreat (Colors)
Sunday Schedule
French Schedule:
10:00AM French Colors & 1st Cannon Firing
10:45AM Arms Inspection
11:00AM Skills Competition (sword, bayonet, musketry)
12:30PM 2nd Cannon Firing
12:45PM Fall-In, Patrol
1:00PM Linear Battle
2:00PM 3rd Cannon Firing
2:30PM French Colors & 4th Cannon Firing
British Schedule:
09:00AM British Colors
09:15AM Unit Time (musket firing and drill demonstrations)
12:00PM Roast Beef
1:00PM Linear Battle (Scenario 2)
1:30PM Unit time (musket firing and drill demonstrations)
2:30PM British Retreat (Colors)

Location
Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park
2521 W. Fort Toulouse Rd.
Wetumpka, AL 36093

For More Information: Call (334) 567-3002; Rmsil toulous1@bellsouth.net

About Fort Toulouse-Jackson National Historic Park
Visitors will find over 6,000 years of history at Fort Toulouse-Jackson National Historic Park, located just south of Wetumpka where the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers meet to form the headwaters of the Alabama River. One of the area’s best tourist attractions, Fort Toulouse-Jackson National Historic Park is open year round and everyone is invited to enjoy 165 acres of living history and natural beauty. Tour the French and American Forts, or the Mississipian Indian Mound site or just relax and take a walk along the William Bartram Arboretum trail, named for the famed 18th century botanist.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Fort Toulouse French and Indian War Encampment on April 21-22, 2018 at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park in Wetumpka, Alabama.

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