photo by Martha Rogers
Fairhaven Village Militia
Spring Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, 2017
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, the Fairhaven Office of Tourism and guests 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, spinning, fire starting, and more.
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: 508-979-4085 or visit http://fairhaventours.com/fort-phoenix-fairhaven-ma/.