The Battle of Poison Springs

Free Fun and Events, April 20th, 21st&22nd 2018
At Poison Springs Battleground State Park
(Ark Hwy 76 Camden, AR 71722 GPS: 33.6388, -93.004335)

The Ouachita County Historical Society along with Poison Spring State Park is sponsoring the 154th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Poison Spring. The events will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 20th, 21st, and 22nd at Poison Spring Battleground State Park on Highway 76 outside of Camden, Arkansas.

Soldiers will camp at the battleground site Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday will be a school day with educational stations for students to experience life as a soldier during the Civil War. Sutlers, the purveyors of all things necessary for the soldier’s life will be camped in the park and vendors will be available Saturday and Sunday for refreshments. Saturday at 1:30 a re-enactment of the battle will be held. The Camp will be open for visitors before and after the battle from 9:00 until 4:30. A vintage Dance will be held Saturday evening starting at 5:30 with instructors to teach dances of the era. Come in Costume or not and enjoy an evening of fun. Vendors will be available for visitors to have dinner in this beautiful park while we dance the evening away.

On Sunday there will be Soldiers Church at the park and the public is welcome. Sunday afternoon at 1:30 there will be a re-enactment of the Battle of Moscow Churchwhich will also be held at Poison Spring.

For more information visit www.ouachitacountyhistoricalsociety.org

Call 870-836-9243 or 870-836-0245or email: ochs2003@sbcglobal.net