Camp Mabry: Battleground 1863

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Battleground 1863 Flyer. See Texas Military Forces Museum website for more information!
Next Date Mar 11 to Mar 12, 2023!
Battleground 1863
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  • Mar 11 to Mar 12, 2023
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Texas Military Forces Museum 2200 West 35th Street
Austin, Texas Google Maps
About the Event

Attention, all Civil War enthusiasts! Gather your muskets and don your finest period attire for an exciting journey back in time. Each year the Texas Military Forces Museum proudly invites you to the Camp Mabry Battleground 1863 reenactment - an immersive historical experience.

Witness first-hand what life was like for soldiers during this tumultuous era as you immerse yourself in both Union and Confederate lines, complete with authentically-uniformed troops, weapons demonstrations, and field encampments. Learn about the Civil War from passionate presenters and knowledgeable guides.

Throughout the day there will be plenty of opportunities to explore and take part in interactive activities that help bring this crucial moment in history to life. Get inspired by engaging lectures covering a range of topics related to daily life during the war. Engage with other attendees and get hands-on with our extensive collection of period artifacts – uniforms, weapons, photographs – that allow visitors to trace their roots even further back into history's past.

Don't miss out on your chance to experience Battleground 1863! The Camp Mabry Battleground 1863 reenactment is a must-see event for anyone interested in learning more about America's past and participating in a truly unique adventure through time. Make sure you mark your calendars for this once a year event at Texas Military Forces Museum!

Texas Military Forces Museum
Texas Military Forces Museum Displays

The 45,000-square foot Texas Military Forces Museum explores the history of the Lone Star State's militia and volunteer forces from 1823 (date of the first militia muster in Stephen F. Austin's colony) to 1903 when the Congress created the National Guard.  From 1903 to the present the museum tells the story of the Texas Army and Air National Guard, as well as the Texas State Guard in both peacetime and wartime. The museum displays dozens of tanks, armored personnel carriers, self-propelled guns, trucks, jeeps, helicopters, jet fighters, observation aircraft and towed artillery pieces.  Permanent exhibits utilize uniforms, weapons, equipment, personal items, film, music, photographs, battle dioramas and realistic full-scale environments to tell the story of the Texas Military Forces in the Texas Revolution, the Texas Navy, the Texas Republic, the Mexican War, the Battles along the Indian Frontier, the War between the States, the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, Peace Keeping Deployments and the Global War on Terror. Living history programs, battle reenactments and other special events take place throughout the year. Admission to the museum is always FREE. 

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PLEASE NOTE: The Camp Mabry: Battleground 1863 is not organized by Milsurpia. Milsurpia is an event directory. All questions pertaining to the event should be directed to the venue or organizer

Mark your calendars today so you don't miss the next Camp Mabry: Battleground 1863 in Austin, Texas in March

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