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Jackson Civil War Muster Taking a Year Off

News Release

Let this release serve as notice that the Jackson Civil War Society will not be hosting a Muster in 2019, but will be back in 2020.

This decision was not arrived at lightly. For 34 years, the Jackson Civil War Muster has brought history to life in Jackson, MI. We realize the Muster is an eagerly anticipated annual event and we will be working hard to make positive changes that will breathe new life into the Muster, ensuring that our 35th year will be the grandest ever, as well as to ensure it’s longevity for years to come.

We would like to thank those who have attended, sponsored and participated in the Muster over the course of 34 years and only hope you share in the excitement as we re-group to make this event even better, beginning in 2020. We also encourage your input and participation.

While we regret the need to take a year off, we find it necessary to do so in order to ensure the future of the event.

Thank you for your support,

Jackson Civil War Society

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This awesome and truly unique event is right around the corner! Don’t forget to add these dates to your calendar:

  • Returning in 2020


Conveniently at Ella Sharp Park. Plenty of parking with easy entry/exit routes:

Ella Sharp Park
2800 Fourth St
Jackson, MI 49203

Come Visit

We’d love to see you!

Sign up for Arts & Crafts at this Great Event

The Civil War Muster wouldnt be what it is today without our amazing Arts & Crafts participants. Help us keep our guests enthralled and entertained by creating super realistic and period accurate displays and interactive pop-ups. A unique, one-of-a-kind opportunity that you’ll never forget.

Become a reenactor

Become a part of history! Experience what it was like on the battlefield, in the barracks and in the most crucial and significant time period of our great countries life. A truly unique and special tradition!

Reenactor Application

Experience History with the Civil War Muster

An annual tradition unlike any other. Check out all of our past musters to get a feel for what to expect this year.

We can't wait to see you!