Pipestone Civil War Days

Held in August Every Even-Numbered Year 
~Next Event scheduled for August 15 & 16, 2020~

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, 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 2020! For more information on how you can get involved, please contact us at

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.

**Our insurance policy and the policy of the Hiawatha Pageant grounds does not allow dogs, or other pets on the premises during public events. Service dogs are welcome with appropriate documentation.
**For the safety of everyone at the event, drones are not allowed on site, in camps or in the parking areas
**Personal Hand Guns and live ammunition are not allowed to be carried on the event grounds due to Pipestone park ordinance.


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