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2018 Muster on the Wabash

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Relive an authentic War of 1812 encampment at the 198th Annual Muster on the Wabash on November 3-4, 2018 in Vincennes, Indiana. Witness the confrontation between Governor William Henry Harrison (later 9th U.S. President) and Shawnee Leader Tecumseh. Experience the daily battle, patrol with Harrison’s troops, gentlemen’s duel, cannon, rifle and musket demonstrations and children’s activities while strolling the grounds of historic Fort Knox II.

Muster on the Wabash

The encampment, presented by the Vincennes State Historic Sites, takes place on the site of the former historic Fort Knox II, just 3 miles north of Vincennes next to Ouabache Trails County Park.

More than 150 re-enactors, including militia, U.S. Infantry soldiers and American Indians, will demonstrate what life was like in the early 1800s. Pioneer crafts such as woodworking, tinsmithing, blacksmithing and wool spinning will be exhibited.

Don’t miss crowd favorites such as the patrol with Harrison’s troops, the Tecumseh-Harrison confrontation and a battle each day.

Food and period vendors complete the atmosphere at Muster on the Wabash in portraying early Vincennes history. Fort Knox II was built in 1803, three miles north of Vincennes on the Wabash River. In 1810, Captain Zachary Taylor strengthened the fort and Shawnee Leader Tecumseh visited it. In 1811, Indiana Territorial Governor William Henry Harrison “mustered” his troops here before the Battle of Tippecanoe. The fort’s stockade is marked with short posts and interpretive signs.

For more information about Muster on the Wabash, contact David Weaver or Richard Day at 812.882.7422 or [email protected]

Schedule & Admission
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Battle daily at 1:30 p.m.
Admission: FREE
Parking: $5 per vehicle

Contact
(812) 882-7422 or (800) 886-6443
[email protected]

Muster On The Wabash Location
Fort Knox II
3090 N. Old Fort Knox Road
Vincennes, Indiana 47591

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Muster on the Wabash on the first weekend of November (Saturday – Sunday) on the site of the former historic Fort Knox II in Vincennes, Indiana.

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