The Northwest Civil War Council will present a full reenactment of the Civil War at Willamette Mission State Park from Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4.
As many as 800 Civil War reenactors will present the living conditions and circumstances of early 1863 as well as battle reenactments each day with artillery, infantry and cavalry.
The event, open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, will offer over six acres of living history with reenactors in period clothing and uniforms, campsites, and character. Battles are scheduled at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. There will also be demonstrations presenting period medical practices each day, multiple period music demonstrations, a daily fashion show and hundreds of period tents showing a variety of activities that would be found at an 1863 military and civilian campsite.
On Monday historian Steve Betschart will present ‘Oregon during the Civil War’ at 1:30 p.m. There will be a Civil War-era church service on Sunday at 9:30 p.m.
Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors 55 and older and students with ID. Kids under six are free. There is also a day use fee from the Park Service. Willamette Mission State Park is north of Keizer on sleep in canvas tents while they participate in battle reenactments and military or civilian life.