MOUNT VERNON, VA – Join Mount Vernon April 30 and May 1 for one of the largest Revolutionary War encampments in the area! Step back in time and experience more than 500 Continentals, Redcoats, Hessians, cannon, and cavalry in action at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

Meet hundreds of Revolutionary War military re-enactors, learn more about life in the 18th-century, discuss military techniques, and watch battle re-enactments. This family-friendly event features a youth muster on the bowling green, military medicine and artillery demos, and even greeting “Lady Washington!” Watch as the American and British re-enactors duel on the lawn in front of George Washington’s Mansion.

Special screenings of Mount Vernon's “Now or Never” and “Winter Patriots” films will take place in the Ford Orientation Center's theaters throughout the weekend.

Schedule Saturday, April 30
ALL DAY Visit soldiers in their camps 
9:30 a.m. Allied Forces drill
10 a.m. British Forces troop inspection and drill
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Showing of Now or Never and Winter Patriots
11:30 a.m. Morning skirmish between British and American forces
12 p.m. Medicine of the American Revolution
12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Greet "Lady Washington"
12:30 p.m. Meet General Lafayette
1:30 p.m. Youth muster
2:30 p.m. British Forces Color Ceremony
3 p.m. Afternoon battle demonstration
4 p.m. Medicine of the American Revolution
Schedule Sunday, May 1
ALL DAY Visit soldiers in their camps 
9:30 a.m. Church service
10 a.m. Allied Forces troop inspection and drill     
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Showing of Now or Never and Winter Patriots
11:30 a.m. Morning skirmish between British and American forces
12 p.m. Medicine of the American Revolution
12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Greet "Lady Washington
12:30 p.m. Meet General Lafayette
1:30 p.m. Youth muster
2:30 p.m. Lafayette inspects the Allied Forces
3 p.m. Afternoon battle demonstration
4 p.m. Medicine of the American Revolution

 

For more information and to see a full list of participating regiments, please visit  mountvernon.org/encampment.

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