This annual event has been held for the past 25 years and has been of great interest to the public.
Last year’s admissions exceeded 4,500.
During the day Saturday, battles will take place around the fort.
There will be the sounds of muskets and cannons discharging and the air will be full of black powder smoke. The costumes worn will be those from that period in history.
Visitors will have the opportunity to ask the re-enactors about the roles that they are reliving as well as attend lectures in the 231-year-old Our Lady of Loreto Chapel.
In the evening, candlelight tours will be conducted through the barracks, the Mexican officers’ quarters and there will be a hospital scene in the chapel where the Texian prisoners are being held.
On Sunday, the death march will begin inside the presidio and goes to one of the locations where the massacre actually took place.
The program will conclude with a memorial service that begins in the chapel followed by a procession to the Fannin Memorial.
Daily admission is $4 for ages 12 through 59, $3.50 for 60 and older, and $1 for ages 6 through 11.
Children age 5 and younger are free.
There is an additional $2 per person fee for admission to the candlelight tour.
For more information, call 361-645-3752 or visit the Web site at presidiolabahia.org.
Schedule of events
Saturday, March 27
9 – Gates open
10 – 1st skirmish
10:30 – Living history at campsites
10:30 – Calvary presentation at amphitheater
11 – Lecture in chapel
Noon – Showing of video “presidio la bahia and its place in the history of texas” in chapel
1:30 – 2nd skirmish
2 – Living history at campsites
2:15 – Lecture in chapel
3 – Battle of Coleto Creek
3:30 – Living history at campsites
5 – Gates close
7-9 – Candlelight tour – enter at south gate
Sunday, March 28
9 – Gates open
9:30 – Isaac Hamilton — a prisoner by Dennis Reidesel
10 – Death march from chapel to actual massacre site. Followed by Isaac Hamilton – a survivor by Dennis Reidesel. Followed by execution of Fannin and the wounded Texians. Then a memorial service starts in the chapel followed by a procession to the Fannin Monument for the conclusion of the memorial service.