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Battle of Honey Springs Reenactments

Education Day, November 1
Reenactments, November 2–3

Reenactments begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.


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This biannual event will include two battle reenactments and self-guided tours through the Union, Confederate, and civilian camps. Witness military drills, demonstrations, and living history programs. Sutlers Row will feature a number of vendors selling clothes, books, souvenirs, and reproduction nineteenth-century-century military equipment. Visitors from around the state come to see special presentations and watch the battle. This reenactment is a scripted battle, meaning the reenactor companies and regiments make the same actions that were taken in the original battle, on the original battleground.

The Battle of Honey Springs, fought July 17, 1863, was the most important engagement of the Civil War in Indian Territory.

On Saturday, November 2, and Sunday, November 3, camps will open to the public at 10 a.m. The Battle of Honey Springs reenactments will take place at 1 p.m. each day. There also will be special presenters throughout each day leading up to the battle reenactments. The cost for Saturday and Sunday will be $5 for adults. Children ages 12 and under are free. This reenactment is a 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. Additional vendors will be on-site offering food and drinks.

Education Day, November 1, 2019

Students from schools across the state, as well as the general public, will have the opportunity to explore numerous education stations teaching topics related to the Civil War in Indian Territory and the battle itself. Education Day is free to the public but we ask that groups preregister online. Education Day activities are from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.




Education Day, Reenactor, and Vendor/Sutler Registration

Use the links below to register for Education Day, to participate as a reenactor, or to be a vendor or sutler at the event.

Education Day   Reenactors   Vendors/Sutlers




Planning Your Visit

Admission

Admission is $5 for adults; children ages 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.

Battlefield Grounds

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.

Weather

Since much of the reenactment event is outdoors, visitors should dress appropriately for any inclement weather.

Parking

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.

Picnic Area

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.

Questions?

For more information regarding this event and the Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center, please email honeysprings@okhistory.org or alynn@okhistory.org, or call 918-473-5572.