The Civil War is coming to life at

The Battle of Cheney,

Cheney, Washington, May 25th-27th 2019

New Location, Same Great Event!

The Battle of Deep Creek has a new home and a new name just 20 minutes outside Spokane in Cheney, Washington. At this time, many of the event details are subject to change as we adapt to this new location. Thanks for your patience and understanding, we can't wait to see you there!

Come and see for yourself the most turbulent times our country has ever endured — the Civil War.

Hear the crash and boom of the artillery. Feel the weight of the rifles and packs that the soldiers carried. Meet the fine ladies in their gorgeous dresses. Watch as battles are reenacted, and honor the 700,000 men who died for their beliefs.

All this at the Cheney Civil War Reenactment near Cheney, WA, May 25th, 26th, & 27th in 2019. Tickets may be purchased on-site (see admission details below).

Sunday Night special:

Black Powder Light Show and Lantern Walk

Join us on Sunday evening at 8 o'clock for a very unique, exciting, and moving Civil War experience! We'll kick things off with a bang in the most awe-inspiring light show on this side of the Mississippi as the valley is shaken and illuminated with artillery fire and flames leap from lines of massed muskets.

Once you've quenched your thirst for explosions, travel time with our guides and take a peek at the somber nightime camps of the armies. Be a fly on a wall at a Civil War field hospital, watching the overworked surgeon attend to his patients; listen in on a conversation between a young soldier and a chaplain; join a soldier at his lonely picket post.

Admission will be $5 per person. Cash only please.

Information

Admission

Walk-on admission is good for daytime event all weekend. Cash only please!
$5 per adult (6 years old+)
FREE 5 and under
Activate military may bring one guest FREE
Sunday night special event: $5 per person

Directions

NEW EVENT LOCATION IN CHENEY, WASHINGTON!

Google Maps

From Spokane
21 min. 16 miles

Get on I-90 W towards Ritzville. Take exit 270 (Four Lakes) and continue south on Lt. Col. Michael P. Anderson Memorial Hwy. After arriving in Cheney, turn Left onto Pine Street. Cross two sets of RR tracks, and you're there!

Schedule

Times are and events are subject to change. Thanks for your patience while we plan and coordinate.

Details of activities and demonstrations will be posted each morning at the Activities Tent across the road from the battlefield.

Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26

9:00 am: Gates open!
9:00 am (Sunday): C.S. church — Pavillion
9:00 am (Sunday): U.S. church — U.S. Camp
11:00 am: Morning battle — Battlefield
3:00 pm: Afternoon battle — Battlefield
5:00 pm: Reenactment closes
8:00 pm (Sunday): Gates open for lantern walk

Monday, May 27

9:00 am: Reenactment opens!
10:30 am: Battle — Battlefield
After battle: Memorial day service — Battlefield
Noon: Reenactment closes

Amenities

Free parking
Water spigots
Handicap parking
Well-behaved pets on a leash are welcome
Port-a-Johns (wheelchair-accessible)
Limited battlefield seating
Pavilion seating
Food vendors (snacks and soft drinks)

Packing List

FAQ

What time does the event open?

9:00 am for the daytime event,  8:00 pm for the Sunday night light show and lantern walk.

What time does the event close?

5:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday and noon on Monday.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, but your dog must be well behaved and on a leash at all times. Battles are very loud and are not appropriate for many dogs.

Is the site handicap accessible?

Yes, we have a handicap parking area very near the camps.

Do I buy tickets at the event?

The tickets for both the day and evening events will be sold at the event before you cross the bridge from parking to the reenactment site.

What if it rains?

The reenactment will go on rain or shine!

Can I bring my own food?

Certainly! If you plan to make a day of the event, don't forget to pack a picnic lunch. Absolutely NO alcoholic beverages please.

Will there be a food vendor?

Snacks, kettle corn, soft drinks, and water will be avalable from on-site food vendors.

Can I camp overnight?

Only if you are a registered Civil War reenactor.

Can I change my mind and get a refund?

Sorry, but we don't offer any refunds once you have purchased your ticket.