The Audrain County Historical Society, the City of Mexico Tourism Commission and Missouri Humanities Council invite you to the 17th ANNUAL

Walk Back In Time!

And Missouri Bicentennial Celebration

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September 24-September 26, 2021

We will be adding new info as we get it.  Stay tuned for 2021!

At the bottom of the page is the 2018 schedule.


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Lewis and Clark Keel Boat

Check out the historical camps in a unique timeline: 

Lewis and Clark Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, MO

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.

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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.


*Calling for WWI Reenactors: contact*

Historical traders only

Earliest set-up is Thursday, Sept. 22.

No modern camping on the grounds. 

WBIT features many food vendors each year. If you would like to participate as a food vendor, 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. Please do not

send in any forms until you have called the number above

and asked for Janice. 

Teachers and Administrators: ACHS is working on Education Day and it will be ready soon. We are still worried about Covid and your students & are working to toward safety measures in 2021.



*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.



New for 2020

Lewis and Clark Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, MO  <-----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!

Suffragette's 100th Anniversary

We will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment with reenactment protest and rights parade on the battlefield.



See hourly listings in the festival newspaper listed below. (2020's issue will be posted in early Sept. 2020. Last festival is currently posted)

Festival opens at 10:00 am

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

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

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



Vintage 1860s Base Ball Tournament Sunday afternoon.

The Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets will hold a full battalion review on Sunday afternoon

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We have kept the 2018 schedule here for you to use as a reference for 2021. The new schedule will not be posted until somewhere around the first of Sept. 2021.

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