Civil War Coming to Central Oregon


The Northwest Civil War Council will present a full Civil War reenactment and “living history” at The House On Metolius Meadow, Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22.

Over 300 Civil War reenactors presenting living conditions and circumstances of 1863 portray battles, camps and daily civilian life. Reenactors speak in the manner and use the etiquette of the mid-19th century, and many work in first-person at the event.

The public is invited to mingle with the personalities who are living, working and portraying their particular impression.  Reenactors wear authentically reproduced clothing, fire black powder weapons, cook over open fires and sleep in canvas tents.

The beautiful mountain meadow setting offers over five acres of living history. Campsites, stores, medical practice demonstrations, fashion and other activities of the era are displayed as well as Civil War artillery, infantry and cavalry.

Mock battles, firing real black powder, are scheduled for 11:00 am and 3:00 pm each day.

The event is open to the public from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 9am to 4pm on Sunday.

General admission, $8Seniors, active military and students, $5. Family maximum is $25 for the carload. Children under six, free. Parking, $5 per vehicle and supports the Boy Scouts.

The House On Metolius

The Northwest Civil War Council ( is a non-profit, living history organization dedicated to educating the public and members about the American Civil War. Through educational drama at reenactments, participants discover and learn about history and the people who lived in the year 1863.

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