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 8:30 pm 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 $10 per adult and $5 for children under 18. Tickets may be purchased in advance from the tea-tent in Union Camp (look for red, white, and blue buntings), walk-ons accepted. Cash only please.



Cash please, rates subject to change.
$50 for a family (2 adults and their minor children)
$10 per adult (18 plus)
$5 per youth (13-17)
FREE 12 and under
FREE active military and immediate family!
$10 per adult and $5 per youth under 18 for the Sunday Night Special.



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!


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

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
10:00 am: Artillery demo — Battlefield
11:00 am: Morning battle — Battlefield
Noon: Medical demo — U.S. Medical camp
1:30 pm: Infantry demo — Battlefield
3:00 pm: Afternoon battle — Battlefield
4:00 pm (Saturday): Cavalry demo — C.S. Cav. Camp
4:00 pm (Sunday): Cavalry demo — Battlefield
5:00 pm: Reenactment closes
8:00 pm (Sunday): Gates open for lantern walk

Monday, May 27

9:00 am: Reenactment opens!
10:00 am: Artillery demo — Battlefield
11:30 am: Cavalry demo — Battlefield
Noon: Medical demo — U.S. Medical camp
1:00 pm: Battle — Battlefield
After battle: Memorial day service — Battlefield
2:00 pm: Reenactment closes


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

Our 2018 Special Presentations

Join us at the pavilion (in the center of civillian camp, near the sutlers) between 10 am and closing for educational and entertaining presentations by some of our brightest living historians throughout the weekend. Get in-depth looks into the times and meet some of the famous characters of the war. Here are our presentations from 2018:

President Lincoln & General Grant

Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 pm
The Civil War to 1863
By Keith Deaton and Don McConnell

General Lee in Focus

Saturday & Sunday at 1:30 pm
Noon on Monday

By Roy Talbot

Civil War Surgery

Saturday & Sunday at 4:00pm
For half a man is better than none!
by Mike Inman

The Fighting Elite

Sunday at 12:30 pm
Civil War United States Sharpshooters
by Ethan Whitehall

The Victorian Ladies

Sunday at noon
Their garments and neccessities.
by Bettie Russo

Fife and Drum Corps

Saturday at 10:00 am
The musicians of the armies.
by The Columbia Drum and Fife Corps

Widow's Weeds and Coffin Bells

Saturday at 1:00 pm
Monday at 12:30 pm

Mourning 1860's Style
by Chris Marshall

Reenacting For Teenagers

Monday at 11:00 am
An educational and fun hobby.
by Merritt Elmore

Becoming a Reenactor

Monday at 10:00 am
Get the inside scoop on how you too can recreate history.
by Sherrie Taylor

Free Masonary in the Civil War

Saturday at 9:30 am
Monday at 11:30 am

by Ben Benninghoff

Govenor & General

Saturday & Monday at 10:30 am
The story of Washington Territorial Governor Isaac Stevens
by Nick Adams

Civil War Christmas

Sunday at 1:00 pm
by Sherrie Taylor

The Plantation Mistress

Saturday at noon
Her duties and the truth about life on plantations.
by Bettie Russo

The Miracle Man's Medicine Show

Saturday & Sunday at 4:30 pm
And magic elixers, too!
by Joseph Taylor

Triumph and Loss

Saturday at 12:30 pm
Monday at 9:30 am

The Saga of the H.L. Hunley
by Rick Leaumont


Sunday at 10:00 am
The role of the cavalry, North and South.
by Bob Davisson & Rich Bright

2018 Event Map



What time does the event open?

8:30 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 2:00 pm on Monday.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, but your dog must be well behaved and on a leash at all times.

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.

Can I buy advance tickets to the evening show on Sunday?

Yes.  Tickets to the Sunday evening show will be sold at the tea tent in Union Camp, look for red, white & blue buntings.

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.

This is an event of the Washington Civil War Association

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