1884 Historic ReEnactment

Pine Street Shootout

1884 Historic Reenactment

June 1, 8, 22, and 29, 2024  |  12:00 p.m. 


You and your family can come and witness the dramatization of this historic event hosted by Frontier Texas based on the true event of the 1884 Pine Street Shootout. You will be immersed in the drama and excitement of what it might have been like to witness the shootout just a few years after Abilene was founded. 

During this time, Abilene had just started making progress toward a more law-abiding town to appeal to the many railroad travelers and in the process caused tension amongst the townspeople, lawmen, and leaders. The shootout starts at “high noon” (12:00 pm) on the Parade Grounds (outdoor courtyard) and will last about 10 minutes. Afterward there will be an opportunity for you and your family to interact with the characters and hear a little bit about the history of the Pine Street Shootout! 

Be sure to arrive a little early so you don’t miss the first draw. 

Free Event

This is a free, outdoor event that the whole family can enjoy! 

Saturday Shootout Dates