Annual Historical Event
Fourth At The Fort!
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Thursday, July 4, 2019


Location: Fort D Historic Site, 920 Fort Street, Cape Girardeau, MO

Date: Thursday, July 4, 2019

Times: 9 am - 3 pm

Description: For the four years of the Civil War, Fort D protected the city of Cape Girardeau from attack. Now the old fort comes to life once more. The soldiers of Fort D were very patriotic. At the national holiday, they would celebrate by firing their rifles and cannon, eating a special meal with friends and civilians, and flying their flags proudly. Come join the reenactors at this special time. The civilian ladies will be serving up iced tea (a true Civil War treat) and cookies.

The renovation and interpretation of Fort D is a special project of the 1st Missouri Engineers, a unit of the Turner Brigade, which is a group of Missouri Union volunteers and civilians of the Civil War period. Their commissioned and non-commissioned officers have many years' experience in reenacting and provide a wealth of information about the time period to visitors.


For more information call the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau at 573-334-6702 or 1-800-777-0068
  or visit the event website

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