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Soldiers Thru Time-A Time Line event

May 4 @ 10:00 AM - May 5 @ 2:30 PM EDT


The Museum of 20th Century Warfare and Ft. Harrison State Park will be hosting “Soldiers Thru Time” at the Fort Harrison State Park.  Visitors will see camps and displays set-up by re-enactors from many different time periods.  Living historians spanning 2500 years of military history will be wearing clothing and uniforms from their chosen time period or conflict and have equipment and weapons to show and describe. Presently we have impressions of Greek Hoplite, Roman Legionary, Mongol Light Calvary, Revolutionary War, American Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War One, World War Two, the Cold War period and the Vietnam War taking part.

The event will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 – 7.  Visitors may roam the Historic Camp Glenn Area where the camps and displays will be positioned. There is no battle re-enactment for this event.  There is no extra fee for this event however normal Indiana State Park gate fees do apply. For GPS directions use 6000 North Post Road for the address.  This will bring you to the front gate of the park.

This is our our yearly timeline event where we feature various eras of military in different areas of Historic Camp Glenn area in Fort Harrison State Park where our museum is located.  We would like a diverse example of military impressions to give our visitors exposure to soldiers from all periods of time. We will have camps or locations for 1400/1500’s, 1700’s, Napoleonic, American Civil War, Span-Am, The Great War, WW2, Korea, Cold War (1950-1992), and Vietnam as well as Desert Storm.

We will provide camping area,  a nearby water source,  indoor latrines and a Saturday evening meal. We will have a building (701) for those not camping (heated building, bare floor, bathrooms and kitchenette). In case of rain, you can move into buildings 701 & 702 and set up displays.  Check-in opens at noon Friday, May 3 and will continue Saturday morning in the museum library. Please check in before setting up camp so we can get you in the appropriate location.​

Operation hours are Saturday 1000 to 1600 and Sunday 1000 to 1500. No weapons  fire before 10 AM or after 4 PM Saturday.  (Blank fire only and coordinate with museum staff beforehand).  If you don’t have an impression  we are needing volunteers to fill out the timeline and have clothing & weapons to suit up a Greek Hoplite, Roman Legionnaire and others. We’re needing a WWI trench escort(to guide our visitors to the trench area).

Note: No livestock (chickens, rabbits, pigs etc.) except horses should be brought in the park. Dogs should be on 6′ leashes.​

An email with any updated information will be sent out a few days before the event.

Participant registration is through our Zeffy link :   https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/c9831ffd-b5a7-438b-ac80-256e99f48173

Any questions can be sent to [email protected] .


May 4 @ 10:00 AM EDT
May 5 @ 2:30 PM EDT
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Museum of 20th Century Warfare (M20CW)


First Day Open/Close Times:
Public hours 10 AM to 4 PM
Second Day Open/Close Times:
Public hours 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Event Genre
Egyptian/pre-Roman Empire, Roman Empire BC, Roman Empire/Celtic AD, Dark Ages, Scottish Jacobite Rebellion, French and Indian War, American Revolutionary War, Napoleonic Wars, War of 1812, 1830-1840, American Civil War, Indian Wars, Afghan Wars (UK), Spanish-American War, Boer Wars, 1890-1930, WWI, Irish Rebellion/Easter Uprising 1916, WWII, Korea, Vietnam
Available At The Event
Military, Natives, Civilians
Years Portrayed at Event
Greek thru Desert Storm
Next Year's Date
May 3-4, 2025


Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis, IN
5900 Post Road
Indianapolis,, IN 46216 United States
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