World War II Encampment [Saturday]

World War II Encampment [Saturday]

On Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, the World War II Encampment returns to! The weekend will feature opportunities for visitors to talk with knowledgeable re-enactors, “Thank A Vet,” attend a period appropriate church service (Sunday only), go swing dancing at a big USO dance (Saturday only), among many other activities throughout the weekend.


Saturday, October 6, 9am – 5pm

  • 9am – 11am: Donut Dollies! Enjoy a donut and a warm cup of joe, served by a World War II-era “Donut Dolly.” Free while supplies last.
  • 9am – 5pm: Walk the grounds to view various educational World War II displays, talk with knowledgeable re-enactors, see what life was like at home during the 1940s in the “Homefront” trailer, and gaze at many vintage vehicles.
  • 9am – 5pm: A “Thank A Vet” letter writing station will be available. Children are invited to write a letter to a veteran thanking them for their service. Free.
  • 6:30 – 7pm: Get your swing and jitterbug on with free swing dance lessons.
  • 7 – 9pm: Show off your dance skills at a classic USO dance, featuring a live band, cash bar, sweet treats, and some 1940s flair. Remember the night with a photo from our 40s-inspired selfie photobooth. 1940s attire encourage, but not required. Advance tickets required. Tickets are $10 per adult. Children 10 and under are free. Click here to purchase tickets.

Come back on Sunday for more events!

The World War II Encampment is free and open to all ages. Free parking is available on-site.

Outdoor Family-Friendly

October 6, 2018 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA 9am - 5pm FREE | $10 for USO Dance Tickets