October events at Fort Churchill

fortchurchill4 150x133 October events at Fort Churchill Silver Springs, Nev. – Fort Churchill State Historic Park is offering a variety of events during the month of October,  including, a Civil War Re-enactment Volunteers campout, full moon hike and free trick-or-treating at Buckland Station. Programs are free, but there is a $7 per-vehicle entrance fee; Nevada residents receive a $2 discount. Tours of nearby Buckland Station are $1 per person; children 12 and under are free. Cash and checks are accepted; no credit cards. Contact Kim Clawson at 775-577-4880 or e-mail at bucklandstation@hotmail.com for more information on these events.

 Saturday, October 5 through Sunday, October 6: Civil War Re-enactment

Travel back to the days of the Civil War when you experience the encampment set up on the museum lawn at Fort Churchill State Historic Park. There will be lectures on various historic subjects, live demonstrations and other fun activities. Demonstrations include live music, cannon firings and Civil War re-enactments.  Buckland Station will be open both days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 WHEN: Saturday, October 5 at 10 a.m. through Sunday, October 6 at 3 p.m.

 WHERE: Fort Churchill is located approximately eight miles south of Silver Springs on Highway 95A. Turn onto Fort Churchill Road and follow the signs into the park.

 Friday, October 18: Full Moon Hike

Stroll along the Fort Churchill Nature Trail by moonlight. Discover how nocturnal animals find their way around in the dark on this 2 mile hike. Reservations are required by either calling 775-577-4880 or e-mailing bucklandstation@hotmail.com, leaving your name, phone number and number of participants. The meeting location is made known upon reservation. Participants should bring water, flashlights, good shoes (no sandals), warm clothes and insect repellant. Dogs are not permitted.

WHEN: Friday, October 18 at 6 p.m.

 WHERE: Fort Churchill is located approximately eight miles south of Silver Springs on Highway 95A. Turn onto Fort Churchill Road and follow the signs into the park.

 Saturday, October 26: Halloween Safe House

Make this year’s Halloween fun and safe with a trip to Buckland Station. The evening will include trick-or-treating and Halloween cartoons. The event is free for children who come dressed in their favorite costume.

  WHEN: Saturday, October 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  WHERE: Buckland Station is located nine miles south of Silver Springs on Highway 95A. Buckland Station is the large, two-story white building on the left, about ½ mile south of the railroad tracks.

Fort Churchill State Historic Park preserves the ruins of Fort Churchill, a U.S. Army post on the Carson River that guarded the Pony Express run and other mail routes, and acted as the base for hundreds of soldiers. Nearby Buckland Station supplied emigrants, ranchers, travelers and soldiers along the Overland Route; Samuel Buckland salvaged materials from a dismantling Fort Churchill to build the historic house that stands today. Visitors can camp, walk designated trails to study the ruins of the old fort, picnic and enjoy fishing or swimming in the Carson River.