If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

– Rudyard Kipling

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Historical Encampment at the Gathering at Garst

July 27 @ 10:00 AM - July 28 @ 5:00 PM EDT


Under the canopy of centuries old oak and sycamore trees, we have carved out a place where the stories of our country’s past can be heard as clear as the day they happened.  Campfire smoke and music or storytelling wafts through the air and cannon and musket fire occassionally break the peaceful atmosphere in our well-established encampment-which represents the time period panning the Revolutionay War to the Civil War-of nicely stocked shps, tradesfolk, Native American lodges, and camps.  The committee works tirelessly to make our Encampment unique, organized and enjoyable as possible for both the reenactors and visitors.  A great way to share history with the kids, grandkids AND grandparents in an exciting way.  We have demonstrations, kids activities and games, challenges for adults, storytellers, music, etc.  Last year we had over 70 families/camps participating.

Across the street is our lovely museum and grounds which offers at the same time a “modern” version of the Gathering with vendors, music, food, kids events, etc.   Darke County has other events over the weekend and we invite you to get a room and stay awhile.  We will keep you busy!


July 27 @ 10:00 AM EDT
July 28 @ 5:00 PM EDT
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Darke County Park District/Deb Shiverdecker
(937)548-0165 x 203
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First Day Open/Close Times:
Saturday - 10 am until 8 pm
Second Day Open/Close Times:
Sunday 10 am until 5 pm
Number of Daily Attendance
Event Genre
American Revolutionary War, War of 1812, 1830-1840, Victorian Era, American Civil War
Available At The Event
Military, Natives, Civilians, Food Vendors, Demos, Merchants, Entertainers, Street Mongers, Blanket Traders
Years Portrayed at Event
Rev War thru Civil War
Next Year's Date
last full weekend in July 2025


Garst Museum, Historic Greene Ville, Ohio
205 N. Broadway
Greenville, OH 45331 United States
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