A trip back in time at the Ft. Defiance Civil War park and interpretive center

I love history! My Dad is a retired American history professor so as you can imagine our house was filled with lots of history growing up. He also liked to take us to historical sites in California.  I am wanting to do more historical stuff with my own boys.

This weekend I heard that Ft. Defiance Civil War park and interpretive center here in Clarksville was having a 151st anniversary Living history weekend. I really wanted to go to one of these and thought this weekend was the perfect time to do it. I wasn’t sure what to expect. We had been there before but haven’t seen any of the living history stuff.

It wasn’t that big but what we saw was pretty cool. They had a little camp set up, about 4 soldiers standing around and a few women dressed up for the time period. The soldiers did a live fire exercise and then talked with some of the kids. My older two really enjoyed it although the shooting was a little loud for my 6 year old. After we watched that we walked the trail which has little signs you can read about what happened there. This place is good for history lovers or those who just want to walk on a trail.

Ft. Defiance

 

Ft. Defiance

Ft. Defiance

Ft. Defiance

Ft. Defiance

Ft. Defiance

Ft. Defiance

Ft. Defiance

Ft. Defiance

Ft. Defiance

 

 

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