This weekend experience part of our American history at the Civil War Days at Historic Washington State Park just up the road in Washington, Arkansas.

The activities take place from 9AM to 5PM both Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5. You'll see life as it was back during the American Civil War when Washington, Arkansas became the capital of Arkansas after Little Rock fell to the Union.

You'll see reenactors from all around the region dressed in period clothes will skirmish and battle it out.  This is a unique way for observers to get a taste of what it must have been like to fight during the Civil War. The reenactments will take place both afternoons.You can also tour the historic homes and museums like the BW Edwards Weapons Museum, the Blacksmith Shop and other buildings and homes.

While you're there check out one of the largest Magnolia Trees in Arkansas. I saw it last weekend and it's just amazing!

Adults: $10 (plus tax)
Children $6 (plus tax)
Children under 6 are free
Parking is free.

It's easy to get to Historic Old Washington State Park Just take Exit #30 off i-30 at Hope and go 9 miles northwest on U.S. 278. For more information call (870) 983-2684.

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