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Independence Day & Historic Baseball

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Saturday, July 3
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA United States

Enjoy an old-fashioned fourth with an iconic, historic Independence Day celebration in the 1876 town of Walnut Hill. 1876 marks the first centennial of the United States, and Living History Farms’ Independence Day activities truly show what this day meant to those in the 19th century – a day of family fun. Be sure to arrive early to tour our historic farms, enjoy the town activities, and still have time to catch the Walnut Hill Bluestockings baseball game at 3:00pm.

This season we have removed the bleachers. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to watch the game and spread out from other visitors.

  • 11:00am-4:00pm – Old-fashioned Games: stilts, hoops and sticks
  • 12:00pm – Reading of the Declaration of Independence
  • 1:30pm – Traveling Medicine Show: Actors in period clothing, representing a small corps of traveling players performing on behalf of a patent medicine company, will present a show incorporating 19th century vaudeville skits, short acts from period plays, humorous poems and readings, and songs.
  • 3:00pm – Historic Baseball Game

Plan your visit


Atlantic Coca Cola Bottling Company

Presenting Sponsor: Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Contributing Sponsor: Primrose School of Urbandale


Volunteer Opportunity

Want to help us put on a great event? We have shifts to help assist with games, greet guests, and sell Sarsaparilla.

Sign up to volunteer for our Independence Day celebration on July 3


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