Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - Battery D Michigan Light Artillery Living History Civil War Encampment

Date:  July 27, 2018  -  July 29, 2018
Time:  08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, 15223 U.S Highway 41, Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Contact: Fort Wilkins Historic State Park 906-289-4215

Battery D Civil War Encampment reenactment of civil war era army cannon drills
Experience Civil War Army life during the Battery D Civil War Encampment at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park! Re-creating the volunteer artillery unit organized at White Pigeon, Michigan, in 1861, the group will interpret army life of the period, demonstrating artillery drills, period cooking and soldiers' pastimes. Their encampment will feature costumed interpreters, tents, a depiction of army barracks life, and full-scale artillery pieces, as well as authentically reproduced mess gear, small arms and other period artifacts such as clothing and flags. Demonstrations, including Civil War medical and undertaking procedures, Sunday morning church service, drills like cannon and small arms firing, and skits, all drawn from army life of the period, will be featured throughout the weekend. The encampment will be inside Fort Wilkins and can be visited from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. 
 
This event is free with your Recreation Passport and the public is welcome. A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Fort Wilkins Historic State Park. If you do not have a Recreation Passport, one can be purchased at the park. For more information about the park or the event, call 906-289-4215.

A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks. To make a camping reservation, visit www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757.

Please Note: Dates occasionally change and events may be canceled due to inclement weather and other reasons. Please call the park to confirm dates/times prior to your arrival.

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