By Camp Floyd State Park
Feb 21, 2014

Camp Floyd State Park Hosts a Soldier’s Game and Murder Mystery Afternoon March 1st

Fairfield – The date is 1859 in one of the many saloons in Fairfield. Be your own detective at Camp Floyd’s first Soldier’s Games and Murder Mystery afternoon in the Fairfield schoolhouse on March 1, 2014 at 1pm. Start by playing the same games soldiers played in Fairfield like Faro, Chuck-a-luck, and three-card Monte to win chocolate Double Eagle coins.  After a fake murder occurs, become part of the history at Camp Floyd as you are given a character to portray with certain knowledge and objectives. Talk to others and try to uncover the mystery of who did it. The afternoon will end as the mystery is revealed.

This event is appropriate for all ages, but those over the age of 14 will enjoy the event most.  The event will take place in the Fairfield District Schoolhouse and is limited to 30 participants.   Period attire is recommended, but not required. Visitors are encouraged to view the museums at Camp Floyd after the event. The cost is $10 per person.  Register on the link below.

http://stateparks.utah.gov/park/camp-floyd-state-park-museum/events/murder-mystery-afternoon

Camp Floyd Murder Mystery

Each participant receives:

  • A chance to be part of a mystery role playing experience
  • Double Eagle chocolate coins and the chance to win more playing the soldier’s games
  • A bottle of “Valley Tan” Root Beer and snacks
  • A photo of yourself in period attire
  • Museum admission

Established in 1858, Camp Floyd housed the largest concentration of U.S. troops then in the United State.  The troops were sent to Utah to suppress a rumored Mormon rebellion, which never took place.  Camp Floyd and the town of Fairfield grew to 7,000 inhabitants making it the third biggest city in the Utah Territory. The army was recalled back east in 1861 for the Civil War emergency.

Soldier's Games at Camp Floyd

Camp Floyd State Park is located in the town of Fairfield, 22 miles southwest of Lehi on State Highway 73.  For more information please contact the park at: 801-768-8932.

 

Camp Floyd State Park is Merit Badge Sponsor of the Utah National Parks Council.

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See Camp Floyd State Park,”Camp Floyd State Park hosts a Soldier’s Games and Murder Mystery Afternoon,” (February 4, 2014), statepark.utah.gov.

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