If we were part of the Confederate or Union armies, there would be plenty to do preparing for the winter months in Missouri, and there’s plenty to do and see this fall for the Civil War Sesquicentennial. We are gearing up for the launch of the official Sesquicentennial in 2011 so take a moment to read about the many reenactments and other learning events that are happening. Listen to the stories of those who lived during the war with the Walk with the Civil War Spirits in Lone Jack. Make sure and leave room on your calendar for the Battle of Westport Ball held on the battlefield at the Battle of Westport Museum.

And be sure to visit our destination map to locate things to do over the coming months in your area of the state.

Fri 9/26/14 - Sun 9/28/14

Pilot Knob

The Battle of Pilot Knob marked the beginning of Sterling Price's 1864 invasion of Missouri.  The reenactment will be held at Fort Davidson State Historic Site in Pilot Knob September 26-28, 2014 and will be open to the public each day at 8:00 a.m.  For more information, contact the historic site at 573-546-3454.

Fri 10/24/14 - Sun 10/26/14


The Ray County Historical Society is hosting a Civil War Re-Enactment for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Albany and the death of Capt. William Anderson. Re-enactors will check in on Friday, which is followed by two days of mock battles, Battle of Albany re-enactment, the funeral of Capt Anderson, a Civil War Ball, the dedication of two Missouri State Civil War Panels and a variety of other events.