Alamo Militia Muster Registration

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Alamo Militia Muster on Saturday, November 20! Please complete and submit the form below to register.  Registration is due by Friday, November 12. You can also print the application and mail it to the address on the form. ALL participants MUST be registered. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS! NO WALK-ONS. 

Please watch the Alamo Flintlock Firearm Safety Video and review the Alamo Living History Flintlock Safety Manual. You will need to have your clothing vetted before you can participate in this event. A staff member will contact you regarding next steps after your registration form has been received.

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What to Expect

  • Weapons, shooting bags, and cartridge boxes will be inspected on the Alamo grounds.
  • No percussion cap muskets will be allowed. Only black powder provided by Alamo staff will be allowed on Alamo grounds.
  • If there is a firing demonstration taking place on Alamo grounds, all participants are to follow weapon protocols outlined in the Alamo Living History Flintlock Safety Manual

What to Bring

  • Canteen
  • Plate, bowl, fork, knife, spoon
  • Flintlock weapon

General Rules Regarding Safety

  • A trained and authorized member of the Alamo’s Living History staff shall supervise all firing demonstrations including those conducted by volunteers.
  • Absolutely no black powder will be allowed onto the grounds of the Alamo from the outside. 
  • Powder horns and cartridge-boxes may be carried but must contain no powder.
  • The living history manager or an appointed supervisor will distribute the cartridges inside the firing range.
  • Until they are distributed the cartridges will be kept locked up and transported in an approved cartridge box. 
  • At the end of the demonstration, all remaining cartridges will be returned to the supervisor.
  • After all firing demonstrations, the demonstrator(s) must pick up all cartridge papers to make sure that partially or fully loaded blank cartridges are left on the ground where visitors might find them.
  • Keep all knives, bayonets, or other sharp weapons/objects sheathed except when in use during demonstrations. Do not allow visitors to handle sharp or pointed objects.
  • No horseplay or mock engagements between participants.
  • Living history volunteers will have their weapons inspected by a member of the staff.
  • All demonstration areas must be designated as such and must have a rope or other barrier to separate spectators from participants. No visitors will be allowed in front of a line perpendicular to the muzzle of a demonstration weapon. 
  • The minimum distance between visitors and demonstration weapons is five (5) yards [15 feet] for small arms.
  • Participants must be a minimum of 17 years of age to carry and use a weapon (functional or otherwise) in demonstrations or opposing force reenactments. The user or owner is responsible for his or her weapon and will not leave it unattended.
  • FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE RULES WILL RESULT IN EXPULSION FROM THE EVENT.

Abbreviated list of rules taken from the Alamo Living History Flintlock Safety Manual (January 2016). Full copy of manual can be found here.