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Civil War Day at Old Cowtown Museum

Head to Cowtown this weekend for Civil War Days.

Old Cowtown Museum Civil War Day event
Photo: Keith Wondra for Cowtown

An Old Cowtown Museum special annual event, Civil War Days will have Cowtown bursting at the seams with Confederate and Union soldiers in a Civil War re-enactment.


The re-enactment is scheduled for April 23 & 24, 2022. On Saturday, the event goes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday it’s noon to 5 p.m.

They’ll have skirmishes throughout the town, cannon demonstrations, howitzer demos, encampments, and lots of activities.

See and hear what life was like during the days of the Civil War walking through the realistic and authentic 1800s version of Wichita, Kansas!

Civil War Day is FREE for Old Cowtown Museum members, active military, educators, and kids under 4 years old. Regular admission rates apply for everyone else (but if you have a family, be sure to check into the family membership! It is one of THE most affordable memberships in town, and includes all special events, like Civil War Days.):

  • $9/adults
  • $8/seniors (62+)
  • $7/youth (ages 12-17)
  • $6/kids (ages 5-11)

If you want to be a member, make sure not to miss Cowtown’s April Family Membership special. This covers two parents and all children in the family under 18!

Date: April 23 and 24, 2022
Time: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.) and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Location: Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita, 1865 W. Museum Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203 (316) 350-3323
Cost: $6-$9 regular admission; free for members and children under 4
For more information, visit the Facebook page.

(You know what I just noticed? Cowtown’s address: 1865! The museum recreates the time period from 1865-1880. LOL, am I the only one who hasn’t caught that yet?)

Starting in May, Cowtown is FREE on Sundays!

Civil War Day is one of several Old Cowtown Museum signature events! Here are some of the special events they usually plan for the season:

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  1. Civil War Days (that’s this one!)
  2. Once Upon a Time 
  3. Little House on the Prairie 
  4. Steampunk Weekend 
  5. A Day in the Life 
  6. Kansas State Cowboy Fast Draw Competition 
  7. Celebrate America 
  8. National Day of the Cowboy 
  9. Cowtown Throwdown (*not included with membership) 
  10. People of the Plains 
  11. A Night in Old Delano (18+) 
  12. County Fair 
  13. Hay, Hooves, and Halloween 
  14. Victorian Christmas 
  15. Breakfast with Santa (*not included with membership) 

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