2018 Fur Trade Rendezvous at Fort Washita
Step back in time at the 27th Annual Fur Trade Rendezvous at Fort Washita on April 4-8, 2018 at Fort Wichita in Durant, Oklahoma. Since 1981, Fur Trade Rendezvous at Fort Washita features a Living History Festival of America’s early explorers, trappers and traders. For a full week you can experience the commerce of the wild frontier as reenactors take visitors back to the time of fur trappers and traders at the Fur Trade Era Rendezvous, held at the Fort Washita Historic Site near Durant. Learn about the lifestyle of the time period between 1820 and 1850 through high-spirited competitions, educational stations and much more.
The Fur Trade Rendezvous at Fort Washita will include instructive programs in customs, survival skills and lifestyles of the period. Living history interpreters will showcase historical music, and food vendors will be on site.
“School Days” are scheduled for Thursday and Friday. Students can visit the camps where reenactors will explain life on the frontier in the early nineteenth century. Visit Fort Washita and experience the sights, sounds and smells of history. There is no charge for school buses. There is a $5 per car fee for others visiting the Fur Trade Rendezvous, with all proceeds benefitting preservation projects at Fort Washita. Please call 580-924-6502 for more information.
Bring your cameras and capture an era of the past to take home with you. Enjoy a picnic lunch with family and friends, or choose from a variety of modern food vendors available. Wednesday through Friday attractions at the Fur Trade Rendezvous at Fort Washita are historically geared toward school children.
Fort Washita Hitoric Site
3348 State Rd. 199
Durant, OK 74701
Site Manager: Jim Argo
About Fort Washita
Originally built in 1842 to protect the Chickasaw and Choctaw Tribes from the plains Indians, Fort Washita operated through 1865 and still stands today as a historic site and museum where visitors can learn what life was like before and during the Civil War.
After being abandoned in 1862 by Federal forces and then being occupied by Confederate troops during the Civil War, the Oklahoma Historical Society acquired Fort Washita in 1962 and restored it to the historic site and museum that stands today.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Fur Trade Rendezvous at Fort Washita at Fort Wichita in Durant, Oklahoma.
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