Pipestone Civil War Days

Saturday & Sunday - August 13-14, 2016

Southern troops fight for their lives. Photo provided by Craig Grantz in 2012.

As one of the most enduring and respected events of its type in the upper Midwest, Pipestone Civil War Days is a tribute to our past. Set in a beautiful historic setting visitors are invited to interact with civilian and military reenactors to share some of the flavor of the 1860's with them. Reenactors, or living historians, from around our nation, recreate scenes of daily life from the home to religion to education to military camps. Events throughout the weekend include educational programs, etiquette and ballroom dance lessons, camp tours, children's games, Sunday morning church services, a Grand Ball and much more! The roar of the cannon, the smell of gun powder, and the work of our reenactors, performers, and other participants make a full immersion in the 1860s possible.

Plan to join us in historic Pipestone, Minnesota for all the activities. We look forward to seeing you in 2014! For more information on how you can get involved, please contact

The Pipestone Civil War Days are hosted by the 13th U.S. Infantry Regiment, Company D. and made possible in part by a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council with funds appropriated by the State Legislature.
Please note: Our insurance policy and the policy of the Hiawatha Pageant grounds does not allow dogs, horses or other pets on the premises during public events.


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