FORT MARTIN SCOTT IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS
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April 28 to 29, 2017
Celebrate Texas at Fort Martin Scott Days when the fort was an active military post and headquarters for the Gillespie County Mounted Volunteers and Texas State Troops from 1847 to 1866. The emphasis of the event is military history, augmented with civilian living history appropriate to the time period.
Friday is School Day and Saturday is General Admission.
Fort Martin Scott events are organized and operated by Fort Martin Scott Friends. We ask reenactors to join us from Thurday evening through Saturday afternoon. There will be a welcoming reception on Thursday. Then Friday and Saturday there will be Breakfast Goods, Box Lunches, and Campfire Suppers, featuring Music and Storytelling.
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Reenactors are valuable to the preservation of Fort Martin Scott’s history.
Have you often wondered what it might have been like to actually live in the past? Historical reenacting gives you that chance. Becoming a historical reenactor requires an unquenchable thirst for history. Reenactors recreate history by portraying the look, actions and lives of a person from a particular time period of history.
Just about anyone with an interest in living history and reenactment can become a reenactor. Children can usually participate, although most reenactment groups have a minimum age for children to be allowed in more dangerous roles – such as on the battlefield. Reenactment organizations also won’t allow children under 16 to bear arms. Most reenactors are everyday people from all walks of life and all ages.
Reenacting for many is a serious, but fun event. Most people take their roles seriously, and pride themselves on representing history as accurately as possible. Reenacting does require a commitment, however, in both time and resources. This can be as little as a 2-3 hour event once or twice a year, to a half-dozen or more three-day weekend living history functions or encampments.