Citizens of Arizona,

We would like to invite you to a very special educational opportunity focused on the Civil War that will be unlike anything ever offered in Tucson.

Brought to you by We Make History, the same educational group that produces the annual American Heritage Festival and Liberty Festival, the "Battle of Tucson" will be creative, engaging and highly interactive with a focus on the "ordinary" people of the 1860s and their experiences in both military and civilian life of the Civil War as they were caught up in large events beyond their control.

Among the highlights...

Young Soldiers: The majority of soldiers during the Civil War were young - in their teens and twenties - and our group reflects this fact. You will enjoy interacting with these young people who portray the brave soldiers of the North and South.

Women & Children: Women and children of both sides were caught up in the Civil War. Northern children were concerned about relatives fighting far away while Southern children experienced the war first-hand - often literally in their own yards. You will meet women and school-age children caught up in the experience.

Music & Fashion: Musical and fashion presentations will highlight these interesting dimensions of life at the time.

Wooden Musket Drill: Children will get a taste of what it was like to be a new recruit!

Battle Reenactments: Watch the soldiers of the 1st Virginia Infantry and 1st Minnesota Infantry clash in combat using the weapons and tactics of the Civil War.

The Battle of Tucson, Civil War Living History reenactment event will be held at the property of Green Fields Country Day School at 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra in Tucson. This Battle of Tucson Civil War reenactment will be open to the public on Saturday, February 1st from 11AM-3PM. (Friday, Jan. 31st is for pre-registered school groups only.) You are welcome to arrive and leave at any time during those hours. A detailed schedule for our public day on Saturday is below.


To Attend:

Passes will be $12 per person at the door. (Ages 3 and under are free and do not need a pass.)


Thank you.

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Battle of Tucson - Schedule

Saturday, February 1st

The event opens at 11AM and closes at 3PM. When you arrive, please turn in your passes at the ticket booth.

Scheduled Events (Times are approximate. Changes are possible.)

11:00  Open to Public

11:30  Musical Program at Music Tent, Wooden Musket Drill at Union Camp

12:00  Fashion Show at Fashion Tent, Wooden Musket Drill at Confederate Camp

12:30  Battle*  (Southern Victory)

1:30  Musical Program at Music Tent, Wooden Musket Drill at Union Camp

2:00  Fashion Show at Fashion Tent, Wooden Musket Drill at Confederate Camp

2:30  Battle*  (Northern Victory)

Between Scheduled Events please enjoy interacting with our many living historians who will be demonstrating crafts, activities, clothing, weapons and equipment of the Civil War era.

*For Battles, please clear the field and be seated along the sidelines on the east or west side of the battlefield.



Bottled water and pop will be available at reasonable prices. Though February is generally a cool month, sunscreen is still recommended.

Non-commercial photography is welcome.

The "Battle of Tucson" is a rain or shine event. We do not offer refunds.

This is a Civil War reenactment event. Please behave safely, obey rules and instructions and stay within event bounds. Those attending are responsible for their own persons and property.

 Email with questions


January 31st we offer a day for pre-registered school groups only.