2018 Historic Washington State Park Civil War Weekend
Hear cannons roar as the Historic Washington State Park Civil War Weekend Reenactment begins on November 2-3, 2018 in Washington, Arkansas. Witness vivid reenactments of the Civil War during Historic Washington State Park Civil War Weekend as hundreds of reenactors and park staff portray a town in the clutches of battle. The annual event that is held the first weekend of November, includes one of the largest battle reenactments in southwest Arkansas. Visitors will see civilian, infantry, and cavalry encampments, tavern life, medicine shows and period fashion programs throughout the day as reenactors take them back in time.
Historic Washington State Park Civil War Weekend
The Civil War was one of the most trying times in our nation’s history. During Civil War Weekend, visitors will walk the streets of a town touched by the hand of war. Reenactors from across the region will present living history demonstrations, including combat scenarios, throughout the weekend. Guided tours of the many historic homes and buildings of the town will be available, as well as as surrey rides. Contact the park for a detailed program schedule.
Friday 9am – 4 pm School Day (Student $5.50 Admission)
Saturday: 9am – 5pm – Public Day ($10 Adults, $5 Children)
Daily – Park: 9 am – 5 pm
Daily – Williams Tavern Restaurant: 11 am – 3 pm
Tickest / Admission
Admission covers all activities including the battle reenactment. Tickets are available at the 1874 courthouse or the candle shop.
Washington Historic State Park
1874 Courthouse Visitor Center
Washington, Arkansas 71862
The park is located on US 278 nine miles north of Hope and can be reached by taking Exit 30 off Interstate 30.
For More Information: Phone (870) 983-2684 – Email: HistoricWashington@arkansas.com
The Civil War in Arkansas
Arkansas was the site of more than 770 military actions between 1861 and 1865, and the war touched every community and county in the state, especially the town that became the Confederate State Capitol now known as Historic Washington State Park.
Washington, Arkansas was a hotbed of Southern sympathizers and a major center of commerce in southwest Arkansas during the Civil War. Notable generals and lawmakers came from Washington, and the town’s 1836 courthouse served as the Confederate capitol of the state in the last years of the Civil War.
Don’t miss the chance to watch as history is recreated for you at the Historic Washington State Park Civil War Weekend Reenactment in Washington, Arkansas on the first weekend of November.
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