A Garrison Weekend is a time when the daily lives of the men, women and children of Fort Loudoun are recreated for the public. On these days, park visitors will find living history re-enactors in costumes at Fort Loudoun. Visitors can view the 18th century infirmary, the soldier’s barracks, the commander’s quarters, blacksmith shop and a Cherokee encampment. Demonstrations will include a variety of tasks and skills common to a frontier fortification, including cooking, laundering and blacksmithing. Costumed living history re-enactors will go about their garrison duties throughout the weekend, taking time to interact with visitors.
More information can be found here.
French and Indian Winter Rendezvous
November 1 - 2, 2014
This annual winter gathering of French & Indian War period reeanctors features period costumes, campsites, games, music, demonstrations and a team woodswalk musket competition.
For more information call 618-284-7230
November 5-9, 2014
Alabama Frontier Days
Using Fort Toulouse - Fort Jackson Park as its historical backdrop, Alabama Frontier Days focuses on demonstrating what life was like in the Frontier South during the early years of European and American exploration and settlement, 1700-1820. The public can experience this living history as many frontier trades and crafts will be demonstrated by living history specialists and craftsmen in the costume of the periods. From 1700-1763 the Alabama River Valley was part of French Colonial Louisiana. It was also claimed by the English, and both of these powers competed for the allegiance of the Indians. The English eventually won the struggle for control of eastern North America, and as a result, we now speak English as our primary language. From 1763 until 1790 the English, Spanish and Indians controlled the Frontier South. But with the War of 1812 and the Creek War of 1813-1814, the British and the Indians challenged our young country for control. The end of the War of 1812, and the Treaty of Fort Jackson in August of 1814, opened up 20 million acres of Indian lands to American settlers and the birth of Alabama.
Adults - $8
Students - $7
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
For further information call 334-567-3002.
November. 8-9, 2014
250th Anniversary of the Return of the Captives