Wethersfield: Revolutionary War Encampment

Description: Huzzah! Memorial Day weekend begins with a bang at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum Revolutionary War Encampment following the Wethersfield Memorial Day parade, and lasts until 4 p.m.

During the encampment, visitors can interact closely with the 5th Connecticut Regiment in full colonial dress, and enjoy entertaining demonstrations of 18th-century medicine, open-fire cookery, camp life, marching and musket firing and music. At 1 p.m. there will be a skirmish with a dashing band of British redcoats. Children are invited to learn to march and perform drills with wooden “muskets.” The ever-popular Big Bear Trading Company will be present with reproduction 18 and 19th-century wares for soldiers and civilians alike.

Note: Admission to encampment is free; regular admission for optional tours of the museum.
Location: Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main St., Wethersfield
URL: http://www.ctvisit.com/events/revolutionary-war-encampment
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm EDT
Duration: 6 hours
Category: History*
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:02am GMT