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1840s Encampment

March 9, 10 a.m.2 p.m.

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On Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9, the Fort Towson Historic Site will host an 1840s encampment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

The fort will be brought back to life with reenactors wearing historical clothing while organizing period games, demonstrating the uses of historical tools, participating in the ongoing encampment activities, and camping in period tents on the grounds. The public will experience tool demonstrations, see laundresses at work, and observe domestic skills, blacksmithing, drills, and activities specific to the fort’s military history. Visitors can also learn about the history behind the sutler’s store—a source of goods and merchandise for soldiers and surrounding towns until the fort’s closure in 1854. The historic site will be open to the public each day of the encampment, with historic skills demonstrations throughout the day.

For more information about Fort Towson events, call 580-873-2634 or email fttowson@history.ok.gov.



March 9
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
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Fort Towson Historic Site
896 N 4375 Road, Fort Towson, OK 74735