The annual Mariposa Civil War Days return on April 10-12 this year. The event kicks off with education day on Friday, April 10. The education day slate allows students to learn about what life was like for a civil war soldier in an authentic environment. Education Day is NO COST to ANY AND ALL REGISTERED Elementary and Middle Schools. ALL ARE INVITED: Public, Private, or Homeschool!! To register a school or class, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our event takes place on part of the actual site of John C. Fremont’s 44,000+ acre Las Mariposas federal land grant. Active in Missouri and other places during the Civil War, many of our streets and buildings are named after he and his family since they settled here. Additionally, Mariposa itself is chocked full of a history of its own, including the gold rush, and many other important times in California’s past.
Our extraordinary event takes place on over 60 acres of land which resembles actual battlefield locations, as attested by prior reenactors. Inhibited only by your imagination, our site has wide-open spaces with trees, draws and a ravine. Here the cavalry lope their horses, cannon fire rages, and battle tactics and strategies are limitless in their potential. Overall, you couldn’t ask for a better locale.