WW2 Reenactment Groups

WW2 US Army Reenactors

Every year thousands of WW2 (World War 2) Reenactors take to the field to preserve history and educate the public. Reenactors of both allied and axis forces can be found all over and are always looking for new members to take up arms. Be sure to visit their websites to learn about how you can join the cause and experience World War 2. the WWII Historical Reenactment Society is one of the largest organizations and is a good place to start. 

World War 2 reenactment groups are a great way to learn about and commemorate the Second World War. They can be found all over the world, and many offer membership to individuals of all ages. If you're interested in joining a World War 2 reenactment group, our directory of units is a great place to start. You can also check with your local historical society or veterans' organization. Once you've found a few potential groups, try attending one of their events as a spectator. This will give you a chance to see what they do and how they operate. Most importantly, it will allow you to get a feel for whether or not the group is a good fit for you. When you're ready to join, most groups will require that you fill out an application and go through an orientation process. After that, you'll be able to participate in all of the group's activities.

If you are looking for a World War 2 reenactment to attend, be sure to check out our event listings. 

If looking to dive into World War 2 reenacting, the number one piece of advice is to speak to a unit before making purchases. Many units have loaner gear or special requirements. Check out our article How to Join a Reenactment Group.

WW2 Reenactment Groups by State

WW2 Reenactment Groups Groups by State
Reenactment Group State Impression
501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, Item Company AZ American
12th SS Panzer Division CA German
120th Infantry Regiment CA American
Second Squadron, Panzer Aufklärungs Abteilung 13 DC German
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, F Company DC American
70th Tank Battalion IL American
2nd Marines Reenacted IL American
100th Infantry Division [The Men of the Century] MD American
502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fox Company MN American
105th Engineer Combat Battalion MN American
U.S. 2nd Ranger Infantry Battalion of St. Louis, Inc. MO American
The 29th Panzergrenadier Regiment MO German
WW2 Armor NA American
Western American Reenactors 1944 (WAR44) NA American
Military History Preservation Group NA
I&R Platoons NA
HQ Co., 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR – 101st AIRBORNE NA American
Feldlazarett Großdeutschland NA German
Feldgendarmerietrupp WW2 Reenacting and Living History NA German
Central Illinois WWII Reenactors NA American
California Historical Group NA American
Baker Company, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Division NA American
9th Reenactment Society NA
9th Parachute Battalion, A company, 2nd platoon NA British
5th SS Wiking NA German
505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne G Company NA American
502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment , 101st Airborne Company B NA American
3rd Division 5th Regiment Fallschirmjager NA German
353rd Infantry Division NA German
29th (Blue & Grey) Division Living History Group NA American
2. Panzer Division NA German
Old Hickory Association NC American
All Americans - 504th PIR and 325th GIR NC American
6.Kompanie, 116.Panzer Div NC German
507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Company H NE American
3rd Guards, Red Army WW2 Reenacting Unit NE Russian
10th SS Division NE German
45th Infantry Division NJ American
Dog Company, 5th Rangers Reenacted OH American
709th Static (BODENSTÄNDIGE) Infanterie Division OH German
The Furious Fourth PA American
East Penn Reenactors Group PA
Allied Airmen's Preservation Society- Midatlantic District PA American
82nd Airborne, 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, Easy Company PA American
79th Infanterie Divison 208th Regiment PA German
Texas Military Historical Society TX American
A Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment TX American
36th Recon TX American
Reenactment Group State Impression