The event will feature exhibits, uniforms, and weapons used in warfare of different eras, from the ancient Greeks to Vietnam. Visitors will be able to speak with the re-enactors about the era they represent. Parking for the event is in the Camp Glenn area near the saddle barn. In the case of inclement weather, the re-enactors will display their items inside the recreation buildings in the Camp Glenn area.
The re-enactors are volunteer military historians who work to bring history to life. The Museum of 20th Century Warfare is a volunteer-run, non-profit museum whose mission is to honor veterans through service and education with integrity. The museum has a schedule of military events at Fort Harrison State Park throughout the entire year. The program is a free event, but the normal gate fee applies. For more information, call 317-591-0122 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Landscape and history blend together at this unique setting on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The 1,700-acre park features walking and jogging trails, picnic sites, fishing access to Fall Creek, and two national historic districts. The former Citizen’s Military Training Camp is preserved around the park office in what was once known as Camp Glenn. Fort Harrison is a state park for many seasons for many reasons. Patrons may enjoy visiting the park year-round. Spring is the season to walk with the woodland wildflowers in full bloom across the park. Summer is the perfect time for a canoe trip down Fall Creek, the major water feature that runs through the north side of Fort Harrison.
The park’s Museum of 20th Century Warfare is open to view exhibits about the lives and history of the soldiers who once marched the grounds of old Fort Harrison. An oasis of green in an urban landscape, Fort Harrison is one of the hidden gems to be found in the state, just minutes from home for many visitors needing contact with nature.
Fort Harrison State Park (on.IN.gov/fortharrison) is at 6000 N. Post Road, Indianapolis, 46216.