Department of Parks
Civil War Days at Columbus-Belmont State Park Oct. 8-11

Press Release Date:  Friday, September 18, 2015  
Contact Information:  Cindy Lynch,

COLUMBUS, Ky. – The 25th annual Civil War Days at Columbus-Belmont State Park will be Oct. 8-11.


The weekend will include battle re-enactments, history and museum tours, soldier camps, entertainment, food and more. Friday is "education day."  Schools, scouts, groups and clubs are encouraged to schedule field trips. 

Battles will be held at 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Sutlers and food vendors will be on-site to serve the needs of the re-enactors and visiting guests. There will be special entertainment daily.

The battles are at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Guests will see guns firing and cannons blasting.


Museum admission is $2 a person on Friday and $3 a person a person on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a viewing of the film “Clarissa’s War” on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. at the park conference center. Admission is $2 a person. The film is a Civil War drama.


The Civil War Days event is co-sponsored by Columbus-Belmont State Park, the Civil War Days Committee, the Hickman County Judge-Executive's Office and Hickman County Fiscal Court.

For more information call the park office (270-677-2327) or email

Camping reservations can be made online at or by calling 1-888-4KY-Park (1-888-459-7275). For camping trailer and log cabin rentals call 270-677-2327 or email

The park is located in far western Kentucky at the junction of Highways 58, 80, and 123. 






The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at