Top Historic Battle Reenactments This Year

Are you planning to attend a battle reenactment this year?

We've listed the top battle reenactments happening this year, including Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, and WWII reenactments and more.

If you have attended a reenactment that you'd like us to include on this list, please let us know.


 


"Declaration of Independence"
Own a piece of history. Each version is printed by hand on a historic press just as it was done in 1776. The three versions pictured below from left to right are: "Declaration of Independence" from the Printing Office of Edes & Gill in Boston, "Declaration of Independence" printed by John Dunlap (Philadelphia), and "Declaration of Independence" printed by Mary Katherine Goddard (Baltimore).

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Our "Victory" shirts
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Available in both short sleeves and long sleeves 

 


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  1. Reenactment – The Battle of Princeton

    January 7 - 7, 2024

    Experience the January 3, 1777 Battle of Princeton by viewing British and American reenactors.

  2. Reenactment – Fate of All Foragers

    February 3 - 4, 2024

    This two-day event commemorates the 159th anniversary of the skirmishes at West Crossroads & Tillers Ferry near Bethune, SC.

  3. Reenactment – Battle of Olustee

    February 16 - 18, 2024

    The Battle of Olustee reenactment features authentic Confederate and Union camps.

  4. Reenactment – Battle of Aiken

    February 23 - 25, 2024

    This event features hundreds of soldiers and living historians recreating one of the last Confederate victories of the war.

  5. Reenactment – Battle for Broxton Bridge

    March 1 - 3, 2024

    At this event, you can relive the last big defensive effort for the Confederates before the battle of Columbia.

  6. Reenactment – Revolution in Huntington Beach

    March 2 - 3, 2024

    At this event you can experience the founding of our nation with some of the country's finest living history presenters.

  7. Reenactment – Battle of Round Mountain

    March 8 - 10, 2024

    This biannual event recreates a winter encampment of the Civil War era, with living history Union and Confederate soldiers setting up opposing camps.

  8. Reenactment – Battle of Cabin Creek

    March 11 - 12, 2023

    2024 date not yet available. This Civil War reenactment features living history reenactors, military and civilian camps, and gun and cannon demonstrations.

  9. Reenactment – Military Through the Ages

    March 16 - 17, 2024

    Experience centuries of military history during Jamestown Settlement's time-honored “Military Through the Ages” event, an annual event since 1984.

  10. Reenactment – Battle of Bentonville

    March 19 - 19, 2022

    2027 date not yet available. This living history event only happens every five years, featuring many free programs and two battle reenactments.

  11. Reenactment – Battle at Narcoossee Mill

    March 22 - 24, 2024

    This event features living history and Civil War reenactments.

  12. Reenactment – Goliad Massacre

    March 22 - 24, 2024

    Living historians will congregate around the hallowed grounds of the Presidio for this annual event based on the massacre of Texas soldiers on Palm Sunday 1836.

  13. Reenactment – Port Hudson Siege

    March 25 - 26, 2023

    2024 date not yet available. The annual reenactment marks the anniversary of "The Siege of Port Hudson."

  14. Reenactment – Battles of Lexington and Concord

    April 13 - 15, 2024

    On Patriots' Day weekend, numerous reenactments take place in Lexington and Concord commemorating the opening battle of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775.

  15. Reenactment – San Jacinto

    April 22 - 22, 2023

    2024 date not yet available. This event features hundreds of reenactors who re-create the events leading up to Texas winning its independence from Mexico at the decisive Battle of San Jacinto.

  16. Reenactment – Battle of Ridgefield

    April 29 - May 1, 2022

    2027 date not yet available. Every five years, Revolutionary War reenactors re-stage the historic Battle of Ridgefield on the town streets.

  17. Reenactment – Revolutionary War Weekend

    May 4 - 5, 2024

    This is one of the largest Revolutionary War reenactments and features hundreds of Continentals, Redcoats, Hessians, cannon, and cavalry in action.

  18. Reenactment – Battle of Big Cypress Bayou

    May 5 - 7, 2023

    2024 date not yet available. Historical reenactors will battle for control of the "Baghdad of the Bayou" – Jefferson, Texas.

     

  19. Reenactment – Civil War Days Elk Grove

    May 5 - 7, 2023

    2024 date not yet available. This reenactment features typical Civil War battles with musket and canon firing, horses, and encampments.

     

  20. Reenactment – Billie Creek Civil War Days

    May 6 - 7, 2023

    2024 date not yet available. Featuring a daily battle reenactment and small skirmishes throughout the day, this event also includes sutlers and demonstrations.

  21. Reenactment – Skirmish in the Valley

    May 6 - 7, 2023

    2024 date not yet available. Skirmish in the Valley is a nationally recognized Civil War reenactment. Come take a step back in time and experience what it was like to live during the Civil War.

  22. Reenactment – Battle of Alamance

    May 14 - 15, 2022

    2024 date not yet available. “Fight for the Backcountry” features a re-creation of the Battle of Alamance.

  23. Reenactment – Battle of Resaca

    May 17 - 19, 2024

    This event includes reenactments of the largest battle of the Atlanta Campaign and other living history activities.

  24. Reenactment – Battle of Bost Grist Mill

    May 20 - 21, 2023

    2024 date not yet available. The event features hundreds of military and civilian re-enactors, artillery demonstrations, and Civil War history experts.

  25. Reenactment – First Siege 1813

    May 25 - 26, 2024

    Reenactors from across the U.S. and Canada commemorate the First Siege of Fort Meigs by re-creating authentic military camps and tactical demonstrations.

  26. Reenactment – Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous

    May 27 - 28, 2023

    2024 date not yet available. This is one of the premier Revolutionary War reenactments in the Midwest and features multiple authentic battle reenactments.

  27. Reenactment – Fort Pocahontas

    June 1 - 2, 2024

    The historic events of May 24, 1864 are remembered at a reenactment of the Action at Wilson’s Wharf.

  28. Reenactment – Battle of Monmouth

    June 17 - 18, 2023

    2024 date not yet available. Hundreds of troops encamp at Monmouth Battlefield State Park and re-create scenarios of the battle over the weekend.

  29. Reenactment – Siege of Niagara 1759

    July 5 - 7, 2024

    This reenactment features hundreds of reenactors re-creating the historic siege of 1759 during the French and Indian War.

  30. Reenactment – Battle of Bushy Run

    August 3 - 4, 2024

    Historical reenactors bring the Battle of Bushy Run, a two-day battle in August 1763 during Pontiac’s War, to life at this event.

  31. Reenactment – Redcoats and Rebels

    August 3 - 4, 2024

    The largest military re-enactment in New England with hundreds of costumed Revolutionary War reenactors, both soldiers and civilians, encamped on the Village Common.

  32. Reenactment – Revolutionary War Days

    August 10 - 11, 2024

    See the Revolutionary War in action! American patriots defend the Lead Mine Fort as British loyalists and Native Americans wait for an opportunity to attack.

  33. Reenactment – Defending the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

    August 11 - 13, 2023

    2024 date not yet available. The American Civil War comes to Pike County when the Pike County Historical Society and the 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry present "Defending the C&O Canal."

  34. Reenactment – D-Day Conneaut

    August 15 - 17, 2024

    This reenactment features more than 1,200 re-enactors on a 2250-yardlong beach and sloping adjacent terrain which closely resembles Omaha Beach.

  35. Reenactment - 60 Years War for Ohio: American Revolution

    August 24 - 25, 2024

    Explore an important chapter in the long fight for the Ohio Country.

  36. Reenactment – Jackson Civil War Muster

    August 24 - 25, 2024

    The Jackson Civil War Muster is the largest, longest-running Civil War event in the Midwest, welcoming people of all ages.

  37. Reenactment - Civil War Days

    August 31 - September 1, 2024

    Civil War Days allow people to experience vivid re-creations of life in our past in ways that would not otherwise be possible and learn about some of the most important moments in our collective history.

  38. Reenactment – Battle of Tunnel Hill

    September 8 - 10, 2023

    2024 date not yet available. This event features encampments, sutler tents, and battle reenactments.

  39. Reenactment - Hart County Civil War Days – Battles for the Bridge

    September 13 - 15, 2024

    This weekend-long event features reenactments of the Civil War Battle of Munfordville, living historians, and a Blue Gray Ball.

  40. Reenactment – Civil War in Zoar

    September 16 - 17, 2023

    Civil War in Zoar will return in 2025. The largest Civil War Event in the State of Ohio comes to the Historic Village of Zoar when Civil War reenactors “invade” the town.

  41. Reenactment – Battle of Chickamauga

    September 22 - 24, 2023

    2024 date not yet available. This event pays tribute to the soldiers who fought in The Battle of Chickamauga, one of the most significant and bloody engagements of the American Civil War.

  42. Reenactment – Battle of Blountville

    September 23 - 26, 2022

    2024 date not yet available. This weekend-long history event includes authentic Civil War camps, infantry, cavalry, artillery, period displays, and exciting battles.

  43. Reenactment – Annual Kings Mountain March

    September 25 - October 7, 2023

    The large commemorative reenactment march marks the historic march by Overmountain Patriot Militia forces to the American Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain, which took place on October 7, 1780.

  44. Reenactment – Barboursville Civil War Days

    September 29 - October 1, 2023

    This event commemorates two small battles that occurred in the Village of Barboursville, West Virginia.

  45. Reenactment – World War II Days

    September 30 - October 1, 2023

    This is one of the largest WWII re-enactment events in the US and features battles with tanks, artillery, armored vehicles, and pyrotechnic displays.

  46. Reenactment – Battle for the Airfield WWII Re-Enactment Weekend

    October 7 - 8, 2023

    Over 350+ re-enactors representing several branches of Allied and Axis military participating in encampments and two battles each day.

  47. Reenactment – Battle of Perryville

    October 7 - 8, 2023

    This event features tours, historians showing rifle and cannon demonstrations and civilian life, and lectures throughout the weekend.

  48. Reenactment – Revolutionary Germantown Festival

    October 7 - 7, 2023

    Cliveden and the sites of Historic Germantown collaborate to highlight the diverse stories of the people who lived through the American Revolution and the Battle of Germantown, on October 4, 1777.

  49. Reenactment – National Revolutionary War Reenactment & Colonial Festival

    October 14 - 15, 2023

    This event features a reenactment of the 1777 Philadelphia Campaign in the Chesapeake, encampments, a Colonial Market Faire, and living history demonstrations.

  50. Reenactment – Battle of Cedar Creek

    October 21 - 22, 2023

    This event features living history camps, live period music, and educational demonstrations on the fields where the battle was fought on October 19, 1864.

  51. Reenactment – Guyandotte Civil War Days

    November 4 - 5, 2023

    Hundreds of reenactors will participate in America's greatest street battle.

  52. Reenactment – Battle of Camden

    November 11 - 12, 2023

    This event includes hundreds of living historians portraying Crown and Patriot Revolutionary War soldiers and distaff, 18th century craftsmen, demonstrations, and merchants with reproduction wares.

  53. Reenactment - Battles of Trenton

    December 30 - 30, 2023

    Two battles that took place in Trenton – one on December 26, 1776 and one on January 2, 1777 – are re-enacted on the original battlefields.