Every military and war re-enacter has their favorite period. Some favor the Civil War, some the Revolutionary War, and a die-hard few love the War of 1812. If you’re one of those, you’re in luck, because the Muster on the Wabash is returning to Fort Knox in Vincennes, Indiana (not the one in Kentucky) on Saturday and Sunday, November 6th and 7th.
The Muster is military reenactment at its best. Everyone is in full character, and so you’ll get to see and experience real 1812 military and Native American camps, watch the soldiers drill and reenact past battles. For those who like a more relaxing experience, there is a ladies tea, children’s games and weapons demonstrations. (Anyone who has young kids will agree that the weapons demonstration will probably be the most quiet you’ll get all day.)
You can tour the period marketplace, look at the artwork and period clothing, and even try food and refreshments. Plus, watch the arts and crafts of the time, including spinning and textiles, traditional woodworking, and blacksmithing and metal work.
Fort Knox is 3 miles north of Vincennes near Ouabache Trails Park on Lower Fort Knox Road: Follow the signs from the Executive Inn. Admission to the Muster on the Wabash is free, but parking is $5. So bring a whole carload of people for one price.