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Opening Weekend

April 1 - April 1

females walking on a lane by a cabin

Bring the whole family and join in the fun at Historic Collinsville for our 2023 Season Opening on April 1 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Bring a picnic and make a day of it! Picnic tables located around the grounds or make use of the covered pavilion.

Since it’s April Fool’s Day, we’ll offer a day full of amusing activities, alongside educational events and demonstrations. Here are a few to look forward to:

  • Take the pioneer prankster’s photo scavenger hunt
  • Follow the pioneer prankster’s journey of jokes
  • 1:00 PM — Tobacco talk in the tobacco barn by Carolyn Ferrell
  • Internal combustion engine demonstration
  • Blacksmith demonstration in the Blacksmith Shop
  • Spinning & Weaving demonstration in the Loom House
  • 19th Century children’s activities & games guide at the Wildwood Church and School
  • A roaming Confederate Soldier
  • A Civil War medical demonstration
  • Butter making and storytelling in the Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Gone Wild in the Wildlife Center
  • 11:00 AM-Noon — The Cumberland Winds Brass Quintet at the Pavillion
  • Travelling Caudells will be playing throughout the day.

Special Event Admission

  • $10: Adults
  • $5: Ages 6-12
  • Free: Ages 5 and under