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 during the war.

All this at the Cheney Civil War Reenactment near Cheney, WA, May 29th, 30th, & 31st, 2021. Tickets may be purchased on-site (see admission details below).

Information

Admission

Walk-on admission is good for daytime event all weekend. Cash or check ONLY!
$5 per adult (6 years old+)
FREE 5 and under
Activate military may bring one guest FREE

Directions

From Spokane
21 min. 16 miles

Get on I-90 W towards Ritzville. Take exit 270 (Four Lakes) and continue south on Hwy 904 (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 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.

Saturday & Sunday, May 29 & 30

9:00 am: Camps open!
9:00 am (Sunday): Church service — Pavillion
11:00 am: Morning battle — Battlefield
3:00 pm: Afternoon battle — Battlefield
5:00 pm: Camps close
2021's Sunday night Lantern tour has been cancelled

Monday, May 31

9:00 am: Camps open!
11:00 am: Battle — Battlefield
After battle: Memorial day service — Battlefield
Noon: Event ends

Amenities

Free parking
Water spigots
Handicap parking
Port-a-Johns (wheelchair-accessible)
Pavilion seating
Food vendors (snacks and soft drinks)

Packing List

FAQ

What time does the event open?

9:00 am every day!

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 nearby.

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 train track 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 stay overnight?

Staying on-site is only for registered WCWA reenactors. The Holiday Inn in Cheney is the host hotel for the reenactment. If you would like to stay there, mention you are in town for the reenactment to receive a discounted rate. Call them at (509) 235-110.

Can I change my mind and get a refund?

We don't offer any refunds once you have purchased your ticket.