Civil War Reenactments in Missouri

Last updated 11/29/2016

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 2017 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 not been updated for 2017 projected events

2017 Regional Events Schedule 


2017 Projected Events

February 17-19, 2017 – Yale, OK (annual event)

  • Battle of Round Mountain reenactment
  • Location: Yale is in northern OK on OK-51 between Stillwater & Tulsa
  • Contact:
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March 31 & April, 1, 2017 – St. Louis, MO

April 5-9, 2017, 155th Anniversary Battle of Shiloh

  • National event
  • Location: Southwest Tennessee near Shiloh Nat’l Military Park
  • Contact:
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April 21-22, 2017 – Doniphan, MO (annual event)

April 28-30, 2017 – Wichita, KS

  • Generic reenactment in living history park
  • Location: Cowtown Park in Wichita
  • Contact:
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June 9-11, 2017 – Greenfield MO (annual event)

July 15, 2017, Springfield MO

  • Grand Ball, proceeds go toward a battle flag for the 1st Missouri reenactment battalion.
  • Location:
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July 29-30, 2017, Waynesville, MO (annual event)

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

September 15-17, 2017 – Corydon, IA (annual event)

September 9-11, 2017 – Hermann, MO (annual event)

  • Local Event – camps & fighting will be in town
  • Location: Hermann is on the MO river between St. Louis & Jefferson City
  • Contact:
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September 16-17, 2016, Osawatomie, KS (annual event)

  • Local Event commemorating pre-war ‘Bleeding Kansas’ actions.
  • Location: Osawatomie is in eastern KS on US-169 about 30 miles south of Olathe
  • Contact:
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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:
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October 7-8, 2017 – Nebraska City, NE

  • Civil War event
  • Location: Nebraska City is on Missouri River south of Omaha
  • Contact:
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October 27-29, 2017 – Pea Ridge, AR

  • Reenactment of 1862 Battle of Pea Ridge
  • Location: Near town of Pea Ridge on US-62 in NW Arkansas /li>
  • Contact:
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November 3-5, 2017 – Checotah, OK

  • Reenactment of July 1863 Battle of Honey Springs
  • Location: Checotah is at junction of I-40 and US-69 in eastern OK. Battlefield is north of town near village of Rentiesville
  • Contact:
  • Event Website:

Future Projected Events

August 10-12, 2018, Pipestone, MN (Biennial event)

December 5-7, 2018 – Prairie Grove, AR (Biennial event)

This schedule furnished compliments of and © by Bil & Sandra Wayne