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Fort Atkinson Living History

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park hosts historical re-enactment weekends monthly from May to October, as well as a special candle light tour in November. Learn more about the experience here. Living History Weekends are free, but a valid state park entry permit is required.

The Candle Light Tour is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and children (ages 12 and under). Reservations are required. More details to come.

2024 Schedule

  • May 4-5: “The Trial of Captain Charles Pentland”; Planting potatoes
  • June 1-2: “Other Voices Immersion”; Humanities Nebraska Guest Speaker: Nancy Gillis, “Women in the Fur Trade”
  • July 6-7: “Independence Day Celebration”; Guest Speaker: Kevin Arnold on the “Election of 1824.”
  • Aug. 3-4: “Preparing for the Arrival of the 1st Infantry”; Humanities Nebraska Guest Speaker: Bill Hayes, “George Shannon of Lewis & Clark”
  • Aug 31.-Sept. 1: “The Desertion of Musician Knight”; Military Timeline: From Rev. War to present; Humanities Nebraska Guest Speaker: Eric Krelle, “Flag Raising at Iwa Jima”; Archeology tour
  • Oct. 5-6: “Anticipating the Arrival of Brig. General Atkinson”; Butchering of a bison


October 6
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
201 S. Seventh St.
Fort Calhoun, Nebraska 68023
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