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Civil War Artillery Demonstration at the Mescal Movie Set

Mark your calendars to attend a “booming event” at the historical movie set!


The Mescal Movie Set and Southwest Living Historical Association are sponsoring a Civil War event featuring cannons and re-enactors from the 3rd US Artillery and 1st Texas Artillery. The two-day event will be held on Oct. 21st and 22nd, with demonstrations, tours, and excitement scheduled throughout the day. Demonstrations of the artillery will include presentations and firing of 19th-century Civil War era armaments. You are also invited to discover a Civil War encampment featuring tents, cooking implements, and other daily necessities required to keep the soldier in the field. Historical Tours are available that will take you through the world-famous movie set where the movies Tombstone, The Quick and the Dead, Outlaw Josey Wales, and over 100 other classic westerns were filmed. You will walk the same streets as Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Clint Eastwood, Sharon Stone, and many more of your favorite stars! Saturday Oct.21, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Historical Tours: 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM Artillery Demonstration: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM Sunday Oct 22, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Historical Tours: 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM Artillery Demonstration: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM Come hungry! Food trucks will be available. Plus, there will be vendors peddling their western wares!

Caution: Cannons will be fired at the event. People with PTSD symptoms or sensitivities to unexpected sounds may find the event alarming. Feel free to wear your period outfits; however, guests are not permitted to bring firearms or replicas on set. Also, no smoking and no pets, please. The cost is $20/person, with children 10 and under free. Advanced reservations are advised and can be made at The proceeds benefit the renovation of the Mescal Movie Set and support the Southwest Living History Association.

Mescal Movie Set

1538 N. Mescal Rd/ (PO Box 833 mailing)

Benson, AZ 85602 -- 520-255-6662

About the Sponsors The Southwest Living History Association (SWLHA) is a 501( c ) 3 non-profit living history organization dedicated to educating the public and members about the Revolutionary War and American Civil War.

The Mescal Movie Set is the historical home to 100+ classic western movies. The set is being renovated to promote western history and culture while bringing filming back to southern Arizona.

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