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Old Fort MacArthur Days
July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 8, 2018
Welcome to the home page of the west’s largest continually running re-enactment and living history timeline event! For more than twenty years now the Fort MacArthur Museum has sponsored what has turned into the west’s largest multicultural celebration of world military history. What began as a small gathering of cannon enthusiasts has blossomed into a truly spectacular event showcasing the history of military activity from around the world and across time.
The hours of this years show are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days. Tickets cost $15.00 per person and benefit the restoration, preservation, and education programs of the Fort MacArthur Museum. Tickets can be purchased at the front gate to the museum beginning at 10:00 a.m. on both days and as always parking is free. Food and drinks will also be available at an additional charge.
Special Notice About Parking
OFMD is an event with free parking however we encourage all our guests to carpool in order to reduce the number of vehicles within the park area. Please check the parking information page for the latest information. Parking and traffic control is being provided by the Civil Air Patrol. Please follow the directions of the uniformed cadets.
This event is a major fundraiser for the museum and we greatly appreciate everyone who participates in making this event a success.
OFMD began back in 1987 when the museum sponsored a one day event to demonstrate the use of antique canons and rifles. Over the years, the event has morphed into a weekend village of professional educators representing a timeline of world military history.
What you will see:
From the days of the Roman Legions, the Renaissance, the Civil War, World War II, the Vietnam War and beyond, more than 600 participants setup camps and demonstrate what life was like during their represented time period. Throughout the day there will be various battle and equipment demonstrations from various groups competing for awards (given at the end of the day on Sunday) and looking to entertain visitors.