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!


Date: August 6-7, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Cost: In lieu of a ticket price, we are asking for DONATIONS at the gate for our 259th Anniversary Reenactment



10:00 a.m. Camps and trade areas open to the public

Formation of British soldiers for inspection

10:30 a.m. Parley between Natives and British

11:00 a.m. Mad Minute

12:00 p.m. Handicap Pickup near concession stand for battle

12:45 p.m. Edge Hill Trail opens to the public

1:00 p.m. First Day’s Battle begins

2:30 p.m. Court Martial

4:00 p.m. Park begins to close to the public

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7th, 2022

10:00 a.m. Church Service at the British Settlement Camps

11:00 a.m. Mad Minute

12:00 p.m. Fashion Show

1:00 p.m. Second Day’s Battle begins

Bayonet charge immediately after battle

4:00 p.m. Park begins to close to the public

For living history reenacting units and individuals interested in participating in this year’s battle reenactment, please complete the registration form:

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.