WELCOME TO JACKSONPORT STATE PARK – June 20th , 2014 –June 27th, 2014

Enjoy your stay at Jacksonport State Park by attending a few of our scheduled activities. Discover the many wonderfully diverse qualities of Jacksonport by bringing your family, friends and yourself to any of our programs. The activities listed below are free or have a fee if stated. So visit with the park interpreter Matt to experience the park.

Friday, June 20th

6:30pm- Civil War In Songs- Campground. A musical telling of the Civil War with the songs that shaped the period of strife. The program covers all the ups and downs of not just famous battles and generals but the everyday citizens that endured the Civil War’s hardship.

Saturday, June 21st

2:00 pm – White River Turtles- Campground. Discover the different turtles found around the White River. See the difference between a water and land turtle by viewing live turtles. Learn proper care and handling of turtles.

3:30pm- Civil War Weapons- Campground. Come see a demonstration in black powdered weapons that were used in the Civil War. Join a park interpreter to learn how these weapons were used and fired and who were some of the famous Civil War fighters that used these Confederate Weapons.

6:30 pm – Nature Hike- Campground. Join one of Jacksonport’s interpreters for a moderate nature hike on the Tunstall Riverwalk and learn about the natural surroundings of Jacksonport and some of the ways they have formed the town’s history.

Sunday, June 22nd

2:00pm- White River Monster Walk- Camp Ground- Join a park interpreter for a walk along the Tunstall Riverwalk and learn about the history of White River Monster sightings while watching for items that may have been mistaken for this mythical monster in the past.

Wednesday, June 25th – Friday June 27th

9:am to 12pm – Civil War Day Camp- Pavilion. During this three-day adventure, children can dress up as a Civil War soldier, make Johnny cakes in a Dutch oven, play Civil War games, and also historical baseball. All while learning ab0.out how the participants in the Civil War were not just statistics but everyday people just like them.(admission $15)

Thurday, June 26th

11:00am – Jacksonport Discovery Hour- Courthouse. Travel back in time to experience the courthouse as it was seen during the 19th century. In the courtroom, discover historical cases tried at Jacksonport. See how the Civil War affected the town and the children through first-hand accounts. Your guide will be dressed in period costume and will take you on this special tour through the courthouse. Children will have the opportunity to try on some period costumes and accessories as well as play with historical toys.