The Battle of Bushy Run

In accordance with guidelines and restrictions of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), this in-person event has been cancelled this year and will commence again in 2022. Stay tuned for information on alternative, virtual programming commemorating the Battle of Bushy Run scheduled to take place during our 2021 season!


Witness a clash of cultures as historical reenactors bring the Battle of Bushy Run to life! Each year, the BRBHS commemorates the Battle of Bushy Run on the first Saturday and Sunday in August with a large-scale, reenactment. Visitors will learn firsthand what caused Native American warriors and British soldiers to take up arms against each other during a two-day battle in August 1763 during Pontiac’s War. They will also discover what life was like on the frontier for European settlers and Native peoples alike in this historical reenactment.

In addition to the reenactments occurring on both Saturday and Sunday, events include morning historical demonstrations, eighteenth century military camps, a Native American village, a sutler trade area, live historical music, a children’s area, concession stand, and more!


Date: August 1-2, 2020 CANCELLED UNTIL 2022!

Time: 9:00am

One Day Admission:

Adults- $10

Children- $5

Under age 3 – FREE

Weekend Pass

Adult Pass – $15

Child Pass – $7

Passes good for both Saturday & Sunday

Stay tuned for full weekend schedule of events!

For living history reenacting units and individuals interested in participating in this year’s battle reenactment, please complete the registration form. Please mail completed forms to:

P.O. Box 468 Harrison City, PA 15636

Please note the following with regards to underage participants from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Safety Manual for Historic Weapons Demonstrations (page 9):

“Minimum age of participants: Participants must be a minimum of 17 years of age to carry and use a weapon (functional or otherwise) in demonstrations or opposing force reenactment.”

See you at the battle!

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to be juried prior to your registration being accepted. Email your photo to We will contact you if you are approved.