2017 Honey Springs Battle Reenactment
Reenactments November 4–5, 2017
The Battle of Honey Springs, fought July 17, 1863, was the most important engagement of the Civil War in Indian Territory.
The Honey Springs Battle Reenactment activities include two battle reenactments and self-guided tours through the Union, Confederate, and civilian camps. Witness various military drills, cooking demonstrations, and other living history programs. Be sure to meet the Civil War reenactors in attendance from across the United States. The reenactment scripted battle, meaning the reenactor companies and regiments make the same actions that were taken in the original battle, on the original battleground.
Visit sutler's row, featuring a number of vendors selling reproductions of nineteenth-century military equipment, clothes, books, and other souvenirs. Modern-day vendors will be on-site offering food and drinks.
Reenactments begin at 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Education Day, November 3, 2017
Students and school groups are invited to attend Education Day from 9 am to 3 pm, on Friday, November 3. Education Day is free but preregistration is required.
Education Day, Reenactor, and Sutler/Vendor Registration
Planning Your Visit
Admission is $5 for adults; children age twelve and under are free.
General Rules and Etiquette
Please be courteous to all visitors, artifacts, and wildlife by keeping noise levels appropriate. This historic site is owned by the State of Oklahoma and so tobacco use is prohibited.
Visitors should stay on the paths and respect all battlefield grounds and exhibit spaces; the landscaped outdoors are an equally valuable learning tool to all visitors.
Wear sturdy footwear and be prepared for obstacles including uneven terrain and gravel. Be alert for wet or soggy areas and take your time to avoid tripping; variable terrains make running unsafe.
Since much of the reenactment event is outdoors, visitors should dress appropriately for any inclement weather.
Parking Lot Considerations
Parking will be available in the field across from the reenactment. Once admission has been paid you will be directed to the parking area.
If you have a valid handicapped placard, park in the designated area first, and then pay admission. If you require assistance please contact a member of the reenactment staff.
Please make sure vehicles are secure and property is concealed or otherwise protected.
Vendors and sutlers will have various foods and beverages available; picnic tables will be located throughout the event.
Portable Sanitation Units
There will be chemical-based sanitation units throughout the event area for visitor use.
Assistance During the Event
For questions, concerns, or any emergency situation please visit the Friends of Honey Springs Gift Shop (located by the bridge) for assistance or locate a member of staff.
For more information please call 918-473-5572.