This Independence Day celebration goes deep into American history with demonstrations and re-enactments. Among the interactive stations, children can participate in reenactment of military drills and various colonial games.
Featuring members of the 5th New York Regiment, reenactors camp on the DuBois Fort lawn (81 Huguenot Street) and perform a number of demonstrations throughout the day. At the camp site, visitors see wedge-style tents and a dining “fly” as they would have been used during the Revolution.
Living historians demonstrate marching and drilling, showing how arms at the time were handled and fired. An armament demonstration displays various types of muskets and weaponry, while members of the regiment explain how they were used, fired, and maintained.
Additional demonstrations and displays reveal aspects of civilian life, including candle-making, blacksmithing, woodworking, musket ball and cartridge manufacturing, and colonial cooking.
Free and open to the public.
Rain or shine.