Fairhaven Village Militia
Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, 2019
Fort Phoenix, Fort Street, Fairhaven, MA
9:00 a.m. Saturday to 3:00 p.m. Sunday.
Cannon firing approx. 7:45 p.m. Saturday
The Fairhaven Village Militia and the Wareham Minutemen and Militia Companies present a two-day historical encampment at Fort Phoenix. Talk to period costumed men and women about the fort’s history and life in the 1770s. See military drilling, flintlock musket and cannon firing demonstrations and camp cooking demonstrations. Children can try 18th century games and toys. Also see activities such as tin smithing, leather working, carpentry, sewing, fire starting, and more. On Sunday morning the will be a Revolution War era sermon delivered by the militia chaplain.
Saturday evening at sundown (approx. 7:45 p.m.) see a demonstration “night firing” of the fort’s five cannons.
Free. Handicap accessible. For more info:[masked] or visit https://fairhavenvillagemilitia.blogspot.com/