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208th Anniversary of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Horseshoe Bend National Military Park will host the 208th Anniversary of the Battle of the Horseshoe on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM.    This annual event recreates traditional Creek Indian life, frontier life in the year 1814, and emphasizes the importance of the battle in United States history through a variety of special demonstrations and interpretive programs. Saturday’s activities will provide park visitors with a better understanding of Southeastern American Indian life in this area more than 200 years ago, as well as provide insight into the lives of the combatants and the reasons why the battle occurred.  Experience the life of the Muscogee Creek Indians by visiting traditional hunting camps and watch demonstrations of cultural skills such as hide tanning, cooking, finger weaving.  Learn more by visiting the exhibits in the newly renovated museum.  Children will have the opportunity to participate in an authentic Creek stickball game throughout the day.  Experience the life of Andrew Jackson’s frontier army.  Watch Tennessee militia reenactors fire smoothbore cannon and flintlock muskets.  Learn how soldiers cooked their meals and lived while on campaign by talking with park volunteers in period clothing at their encampments.  A camp depicting American women’s lives on the frontier will provide wool dying demonstrations and teach visitors how to spin the wool.  All demonstrations will be presented multiple times throughout the day and promise to be entertaining as well as educational. A refreshment stand will be available courtesy of the New Site Volunteer Fire Department.  This Program is FREE to the public.

For more information visit Horseshoe Bend’s website at www.nps.gov/hobe , on Facebook see Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, or you may call the park at 256-234-7111.  Horseshoe Bend NMP is located 12 miles north of Dadeville on Alabama Highway 49.

 

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Date:
March 26
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
11288 Horseshoe Bend Rd.
Daviston, AL 36256
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Phone:
256.234.7111
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