© 2018 Audrain County Historical Society

The Audrain County Historical Society, the City of Mexico Tourism Commission and Missouri Humanities Council invite you to the 16th ANNUAL

Walk Back In Time!

September 27-September 29, 2020

Check out the historical camps in a unique timeline: 


Vikings in America, Pirates, 1770s Colonial era, 1830s Mountainmen, 1860 Pony Express, 1860s Civil War, Native American culture, 1880s Wild West, 1918 World War I, 1920s Suffragettes, 1940s World War II, 1970s USMC Vietnam.

Check Out Photos from Last Year's Walk Back In Time Here!

Attention ALL Reenactors/Traders/Vendors:

PLEASE REGISTER BY EMAIL BELOW! Even if you are a long-time participant, confirm as soon as you are certain of your attendance. Space is limited.

Email walkbackachs@gmail.com.

*Calling for WWI Reenactors: contact walkbackachs@gmail.com*

Historical traders only. 

Earliest set-up is Thursday, Sept. 27.

No modern camping on the grounds. 

WBIT features many food vendors each year. If you would like to participate, please contact Janice at 573-581-3910 BEFORE filling out or mailing the application. We have limited space & can only accommodate so many. Click the links below to download applications.


For additional info, please call 573-581-3910.

Schedule of Events



*Walk Back in Time Education Day- Reservations by school required to attend. Teachers can learn more about activities & registration by clicking HERE! 


** Proudly sponsored by Consolidated Electric Cooperative! **

4:30-8:00pm: Historical Society's Fish & Chicken Fry.

Camps open from 4:00-8:00pm.

Saurday and Sunday


New for 2018

AZTEC DANCERS!   <-----click for link

Ship Models From Around the World


 Wild West Gunfights

Dave Maupin as Gen. George Washington

Ruben Bolton as Francis Scott Key

John Anderson as Tom Bass

World War II and Civil War Reenactments

Medieval, Vikings, Pirates

Mountain Men, Colonists, Native Americans, Cowboys

Browse for leatherwork, pelts, beadwork, flint tools


Literally, something for everyone!



5:00pm: Camps close to prepare for tours.

We invite you to stay, buy a ticket and enjoy the evening!

6:00-8:30pm: Candlelight Tour (tickets required)

8:30: Grounds open to all for the Aztec performance

8:45: AZTEC FIRE DANCE at the Amphitheater- You won't want to miss this!



Vintage 1860s Base Ball Tournament Sunday afternoon.

The Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets will honor WWI and America's veterans with a full battalion review on Sunday afternoon in our WWI Centennial Commemoration.

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We have left the 2018 schedule here for you to use as a reference for next year. The new schedule will not be posted until somewhere around the first of Sept. 2019.

We will be adding new info as we get it.  Stay tuned for 2020! Below are events from 2018. 

Due to varied circumstances we will be holding Walk Back In Time every other year, during even numbered years, until further notice. For more information please see the article at https://www.mexicoledger.com/news/20190319/walk-back-in-time-changes-schedule-event-to-happen-even-numbered-years  .

We apologize and know this is disappointing to many, and especially us, but we are trying to bring more quality entertainment than ever before. We ask that you please bear with us.

Sincerely, WBIT and ACHS staff and volunteers