The Battle of Bushy Run


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!


The reenactment returns on August 3 & 4, 2024 to Bushy Run Battlefield! Please mark your calendars. We are currently looking for reenactors, sutlers, educators, and vendors for our event. Registration for reenactors and sutlers in now open. Bushy Run does not charge a registration fee. To register, please provide Bushy Run with the following documents:

  1. The 261st Anniversary Reenactment Registration form
  2. A photo of your individual/unit’s impression for jury review.

In addition, please review the PHMC Safety Manual for Historic Weapons Programs. Participants should be familiar with this document even if they do not plan to fire or handle weapons during the reenactment.

Click Here: Bushy Run 261 Reenactment Registration

Click Here: Safety Manual for Historic Weapons Programs

Please submit your registration and jury photos to:

P.O. Box 468
Harrison City, PA 15636

or via email to

Looking forward to another safe, fun, and educational event!