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2018 Schedule & Events


The Harold W. Andersen Visitor Center and Museum will be open daily from May 28th through September 3rd, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on the following weekends: May 6th through May 21st and September 9th through October 8th. The Visitor Center requires an admission fee of $2.00 per adult and $1.00 for children under 13 (under 3 is free).

On Living History Weekends, volunteers portray life at the 1820's military fort.  Each event weekend has a different theme and activities planned.  

Interpretive hours from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., is as follows:

 Dates Theme of the Weekend
 May 5th & 6th 
 June 2nd  & 3rd Honoring the Veterans from the War of 1812
 June 30th & July 1stOld Fashioned 4th of July Celebration - Focus on 1812
 August 4th & 5th Native Traditions on the Council Bluffs before 1812
 September 1st & 2nd Military Timeline
 October 6th & 7th Washington County Heritage Days  (Click link for their website)

Annual Candlelight Tour (ticketed event): November 3rd

For further information, contact the site at 402-468-5611,  ngpc.fort.atkinson@nebraska.gov , or write to: Ft. Atkinson SHP, PO Box 240, Ft. Calhoun, NE  68023-0240.  

A valid NE State Park Permit is required.


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