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The Battle of Mudsock & The Trial of Hamp West

Presented by The Historic Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens at The Historic Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens, Fishers IN

Sep 08 2019
The Battle of Mudsock & The Trial of Hamp West

An 1881 Historic Re-enactment by the Fishers Police

On Saturday, November 19, 1881, in the town of Fishers, IN (then known as Fishers Station) a rowdy, cantankerous character by the name of Hampton “Hamp” West (he was also a grave robber) started a ruckus that culminated in a notorious battle that took place right here in Fishers. Commotion and mayhem ensued until it snowballed into an explosion of violence that left one person dead, 32 injured, and caused the destruction of two buildings.

So infamous was the occurrence that it made national

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Limited seating, buy tickets online
Tickets Online $12 Adults, Children 12 and under $5
Tickets At the Gate $15 Adults,  $12 Children 12 and under $5
Includes a Guided Tour of the Historic Ambassador House
Beer and Food available for purchase


Additional time info:

There are 2 shows one at 2:00 pm and one at 4:30 pm the same day.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


The Historic Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens

10598 Eller Rd, Fishers, IN 46038


    • Wheelchair Access


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