Mississinewa 1812

October 13 – 15, 2023

Experience an immersive and authentic glimpse of this important battle, located at Marion, Indiana’s War of 1812 battle site.

The Battle of Mississinewa reenactment & soldier encampments

Onlookers watch a narrated conflict featuring British, American and Native American soldiers wearing authentic uniforms and using weapons from the time period.

Ongoing demonstrations include:

Field Drills

Musket & Rifle Drills

Artillery Firing

Battlefield Medicine

River Town Civilian Life

Food vendors offer time period cuisine including English trap pies, barbecued chops, bratwurst, ribs and chicken, hearty stews, baked potatoes, French pastries, fry bread and ice cream.

River Town merchants & artisans

River town features more than 140 merchants, artisans and food booths.

Shops Include:

Master Printers




Other Traditional Craftsmen

Soap Makers




Wilderness & Voyager camps

Trappers, traders and voyagers settle along the river. You might even hear a few stories or witness a struggle with dastardly river pirates.

Native American Village

The picketed fort and the traditional long house are the centerpieces of the Native American village.

Battle of Mississinewa, War of 1812 Battle Site

6000 County Rd 300 W27
LaFontaine, IN 46940


At the Gate: Adults $10/Children 6-12 yrs. $6

In Advance: Adults $8/Children 6-12 yrs. $5


Friday: 9am-3pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 9am-4pm

Map of the battleground

Mississinewa 1812 is sponsored by the Mississinewa Battlefield Society Inc, Marion, Indiana. It is a historical commemoration of the Battle of Mississinewa fought near Marion during the War of 1812. Approximately 30,000 visitors from across the nation attend the critically acclaimed event each year in October.

Grant County

About Grant County

Grant County, Indiana, is home to nifty attractions, outtasight events and rebellious celebrities. Whether it’s saddle shoes, classic cars, vintage bikes, James Dean, or Garfield, we love everything classic and cool. Have a blast just 90 minutes North of Indy.

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