Join the National Park Service in commemorating the events of 80 years ago for Eisenhower National Historic Site’s 2024 World War II Weekend event. This year’s event’s theme is “1944: The Great Crusade.”
80 years ago, the United States was engaged in a global struggle against fascism and tyranny. From General Eisenhower's "Great Crusade" in Western Europe, to the jungles of Saipan, and to the farm fields and factories of the United States, 1944 saw millions of Americans pull together in pursuit of a common goal, alongside their Allies in arms.
Eisenhower National Historic Site's annual World War II Weekend is a living history focused event that includes guest speakers, ranger guided tours, family activities, and more. This year's event will bring the stories of 1944 to life through three days of programming and interactive activities for visitors of all ages.
A full schedule of events will be posted in summer 2024.
Living History Participants
Planning is currently underway for our 2024 WWII Weekend. Living history groups or individuals who have questions or are are interested in participating in this event or other events in the future can contact us here.
Living history groups and individuals must agree to NPS guidelines and policies and be approved by the NPS to participate in this event. Eisenhower NHS living history policies can be found here.
Eisenhower National Historic Site's World War II Weekend is not a World War II reenactment. For the National Park Service policy on reenactments, click here.