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2019 Liendo Plantation Civil War Weekend

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Relive history at the 20th Annual Liendo Plantation Civil War Weekend on November 22-24, 2019 in Hempstead, Texas. An annual living history event held on the weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving is the largest Civil War Reenactment in Texas. The Liendo mansion was completed in 1853, the surrounding property became one of Texas’ earliest and most successful cotton plantations. Liendo remained a location of activity during the American Civil War when it served as a Cavalry & Infantry training camp site, an internment camp & even a hospital. Following the war, General George Custer & his men camped on the grounds for several months. Liendo is now recognized as a State & National historic landmark continuing to preserve & share Texas and America’s history. Join us at the Liendo Plantation Civil War Weekend for an up close and personal look at the life and times of America during the 1860s.

Liendo Plantation Civil War Weekend

Step back in time at Liendo Plantation for an up close and personal look at life during the period of the American Civil War. Held annually the weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving, Civil War Weekend provides an opportunity for immersion in 19th century American life. See the Civilians of the day demonstrating their lifestyles and life skills or participate in one of many hands on activities.

Military life at Civil War Weekend is an interactive experience. The Union, Confederate and Winter Camps are open and available for visits. Reenactors can be seen throughout the grounds of Liendo all day long, many with fascinating stories to tell!

With all of the opportunities to experience authentic 19th century life, Liendo Plantation Civil War Weekend also includes some of the modern amenities for your enjoyment. A busy food court awaits, featuring many of your favorite festival foods, along with some truly unique food and beverage selections. Both modern and historic vendors are on site for souvenirs, crafts, clothing and more!

Liendo Plantation Civil War Weekend Mini-Gallery

Combining a great historically themed event with a venue that is so significant to Texas history has made Liendo Plantation Civil War Weekend a favorite among reenactors and spectators alike.

Admission (rain or shine event)
Adult Weekend Pass $20 per person
Adult Day Pass $10 per person
Children (12 and under): $5 per person
Senior Citizens (65+): $5 per person
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Historic Liendo Pantation
38653 Wyatt Chapel Road
Hempstead, TX 77445

For More Information: Call 979-826-3126; Email

Liendo Plantation Civil War Weekend

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

9;00 am – 4:00 pm School Living History Day (Skirmish at Noon)
Tickets: $5/person (4 & under free)
Students & Chaperones ONLY
The 3-day Liendo Plantation Civil War Weekend kicks off with School Day on Friday, with 2,000-3,000 students and their chaperones for a day of living history.
Register online for School Day. Tickets may also be purchased at gate.

9:00 am Gates Open
10:00 am Skirmish Scenario (near the Civilian Encampment)
11:00 am Fashion Show (back lawn of the mansion)
1:00 pm Wedding (front lawn of mansion)
2:00 pm Battle Reenactment
5:00 pm Gates Close

9:00 am Gates Open
9:00 am Church Service (front lawn of mansion)
10:00 am Exploring Customes of Mourning (near the cemetery)
11:00 am Cavalry Competition (on the battlefield)
11:30 am Fashion Show (back lawn of the mansion)
12:15 pm Wedding (front lawn of mansion)
1:00 pm Battle Reenactment
4:00 pm Gates Close

The Liendo Plantation Civil War Weekend is primarily designed to be experienced at your own pace. Certain ‘scheduled events’ can only be seen once at the above day and time, while other (demonstrations) are ‘ongoing’ and can be seen at nearly any time throughout the day. NOTE: All times are approximate. The Civil War Weekend is a rain or shine event, though there may be delays.

Liendo Plantation Civil War Weekend

Reenactor Information

  • Registration Fees: $10 per person at Liendo, $5 per person in advance through our ticketing site.
  • Camps open at 12pm on Thursday (day before School Day)
  • Arrive by 8am on Friday for special School Day participation incentives.
  • Gun owners, please register via the artillery registration form. Artillery crew and all others please use the reenactor registration form.
  • Please register as soon as you can to help us prepare for the weekend!
Code of Conduct and Safety Guidelines
The Liendo Plantation opens its gates each year to host a living history weekend (Liendo Plantation Civil War Weekend) for the enjoyment of reenactors and spectators alike. To maintain a safe environment and ensure that your weekend is as enjoyable as possible, we have a set of rules for participation. It is mandatory for ALL reenactors to read these rules, in their entirety, and comply to them while on Liendo property.

    1. ALL reenactors MUST stop at the registration tent to check in upon arrival.
    2. Beginning Friday morning, the main road is closed to vehicle traffic during spectator

hours (Fri 9-4, Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4). Access to Reenactor parking will be via Reenactor Road ONLY. In the event that Reenactor Rd. becomes impassable, an alternate plan will be implemented by event management.

  • Vehicles must be out of camps by 8am Friday morning and remain out of camps until the event closes at 4pm on Sunday. No moving vehicles into camp overnight, no loading up before the event closes on Sunday.
  • Any vehicle that gets stuck, contact event staff for assistance.
  • Restrooms will remain locked during spectator hours and open for reenactor use after hours. Although we are aware of the inconvenience of using portable restrooms for ladies in hoop skirts, we are on a septic system and our restrooms cannot handle the capacity of the spectators. Some special arrangements can be made with event staff for use of the restrooms during event hours. However, the restrooms in the Liendo home will NOT be available for use by spectators or reenactors.
  • Dogs are welcome at Liendo but, please, be considerate of your fellow reenactors. Manage your dog so as not to disturb others and always clean up after your dog.
  • There will be on site medics for injuries and illnesses. Please use them and heed their suggestions. Any injuries shall be reported to the reenactor coordinator and the event coordinator. No exceptions.
  • Reenactors are forbidden to enter the pyrotechnical area on the battlefield. This area will be clearly marked to avoid any confusion.
  • Mounted units must assure that their riders are competent and capable of handling their horses.
  • No horses on Sutler Row.
  • Any horse brought to the Liendo Plantation Civil War Weekend MUST provide proof of a current Coggins test.
  • All artillery must read and comply with the associated Artillery Safety Rules.


Experience Civil War Weekend as MORE than a spectator!
Are you interested in bringing your scout troop to enjoy a weekend of adventure and entertainment at Liendo Plantation! Our annual Civil War Weekend Living History Event provides Scout groups with a unique opportunity to camp and participate in a large scale living history event on the grounds of the beautiful Liendo Plantation while earning service hours. Participation in Civil War Weekend for Scout groups is $10 per person and includes some amenities. Sign Up Online to receive more information and begin your Liendo Plantation Civil War Weekend adventure!

Vendor Information
Vendors, looking for a unique event to add to your fall schedules?
A three day event, held the weekend before Thanksgiving, Civil War Weekend provides guests with a 19th century immersion experience. Re-enactors and living historians from throughout the United States attend the annual event and thousands of spectators attend each day to get a first hand look at life in the 1860s! Vendor spaces are available in specific areas for Arts, Crafts, Antiques, Food, etc. It is encouraged, but not mandatory, for modern vendors to dress in period Civil War attire and carry the period theme in their booth space (it is fun!).

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Sutler Row
If you don’t know what a sutler is then you probably aren’t one. For the true Sutlers out there, Liendo draws many reenactors every year and makes an ideal place to set up shop and sell reenacting gear and souvenirs. Our Sutler spaces have flexible sizing but pre-registration is necessary for proper space planning. All Sutlers must maintain a period correct appearance throughout the event. Sutler Application

The Food Court
Like any full day event, Civil War Weekend has its fair share of hungry spectators. We have set up a dedicated “food court” area to provide those spectators with a nice selection of foods and a place to stop and rest. Food vendor spaces are limited and duplication is restricted so get your applications in early to receive a space. Spaces are 10X20 and include electricity. Food Vendor Application

Modern Vendors
Our modern vendor area is for crafts, souvenirs, books, gifts and much more! This area is set up directly across from the food court and before entering the immersion area of the event. 15X15 spaces, both with or without electricity are available. Modern Vendor Application

Vendor Details
Civil War Weekend will provide space only. Exhibitors/Vendors are required to provide their own tents, displays, tables, chairs, etc… Rental of a booth space is per weekend and cost will vary depending on size and requested amenities. Electricity and water access are available, but limited, so early application is important for vendors who require these amenities.

Mark your calendar today so you won’t miss the next Liendo Plantation Civil War Weekend in Hempstead, Texas.

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