2019 Liendo Plantation Civil War Weekend
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!