Living in Central Indiana, we know all about historic reenactment, thanks to Conner Prairie and the Civil War Days. But a little farther down on the niche historic reenactment scale is the Mississinewa 1812 festival. Held this year, October 12 – 14, in Marion, Indiana (Grant County), this is the largest War of 1812 living history event in the United States.
Organized by the Mississinewa Battlefield Society, it commemorates the Battle of Mississinewa fought here in Indiana on December 17-18, 1812. This year is a special year, since it’s the bicentennial year of that fateful battle.
According to the Mississinewa 1812 website, visitors can visit
Single day tickets are $6 in advance, and $8 at the gate for adults, and $4 in advance and $5 at the gate for kids. Hours are 9 – 4 on Friday, 9 – 5 on Saturday, and 9 – 4 on Sunday. Handicap parking and restrooms are available, and there’s a free shuttle from Marion Justice Middle School on Saturday and Sunday.