Civil War Reenactments in Missouri

Last updated 5/17/2016

This list contains information on area events listed by the Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association, the Fifth Missouri Infantry (CS), Inc., and the 1st Missouri Battalion (CS), as well as other events we know about. It gives date, location, type and estimated size of event; contact information if available, and occasional other comments.
All events are ‘reenactments’ involving combat scenarios unless listed as ‘Living History.’ While some Living History events may have combat demonstrations, many do not. In either case, it is wise to contact the sponsors to find out if there are any costs and to determine the time scenarios are to start.

Spectators should always plan to arrive a minimum of 1.5 hours before the scheduled battle time, as parking is sometimes limited and you may have to walk some distance. If you want to go through the camps and talk to the participants and observe camp activities, plan on arriving 2-3 hours early, as reenactors start battle preparations well before the scheduled start time. On Sundays, most reenactors break camp and leave immediately after the Sunday battle demonstration, so they often have little time to talk.

Consolidated 2016 Regional Event Schedule
Includes events recognized by the MCWRA as well as national and local events which may not be officially recognized by MCWRA.
Note: This is an unofficial schedule taken from available information from various sources. Local sources in the reenactment area are generally more up-to-date.   

Map has been updated for 2016 projected events

2016 Regional Events Schedule 


2016 Projected Events

April 15-16, 2016, Doniphan, MO

June 11-12, Greenfield MO

July 29-31, 2016, Waynesville, MO

  • Reenactment and Living History Days
  • Location: Waynesville is on I-44 near Ft. Leonard Wood
  • Contact:
  • Event Website: Event Facebook page

August 5-7, 2016, Athens, MO

August 13-14, 2016, Pipestone, MN

September 16-18, 2016, Corydon, IA

September 17-18, 2016, Hermann, MO

  • Local Event – camps & fighting will be in town
  • Location: Hermann is on the MO river between St. Louis & Jefferson City
  • Contact:
  • Event Website:

September 17-18, 2016, Osawatomie, KS

  • Local Event commemorating pre-war ‘Bleeding Kansas’ actions.
  • Location: Osawatomie is in eastern KS on US-169 about 30 miles south of Olathe
  • Contact:
  • Event Website:

October 1-2 2016, Jefferson City, MO

  • Time line living history involving reenactors from all eras
  • Location: At National Guard Training Center east of Jefferson City
  • Contact:
  • Event Website:

October 7-9, 2016 Perryville, KY

October 8-9, 2016 Brownville, NE

October 21-23, 2016, Fredericktown, MO

  • Local event, predominantly Living History
  • Location: Fredericktown is on US-67 about 100 miles south of St. Louis
  • Contact:
  • Event Website:

November 4-6, 2016, Ottawa, KS

  • Reenactment of pre-war ‘Bleeding Kansas’ battles
  • Location: Ottawa is at junction of I-35 & US-59, about 30 miles south of Lawrence, KS
  • Contact:
  • Event Website:

December 2-4, Prairie Grove, AR

Future Projected Events

September 22-24, 2017, Pilot Knob, MO

  • Major regional reenactment of 1864 Battle
  • Location: Pilot Knob is in SE Missouri on MO 21/72 about an hour SSW of St. Louis
  • Contact:
  • Event Website:

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