Experience 18th-century life through costumed interpreters, hands-on activities, and military demonstrations. Aspects of colonial American life will be available for you to experience – agriculture, blacksmith, education, games, gunsmith, military, and much more.
November 20, 1780 – Blackstock’s Farm, South Carolina
Thanks to a deserter from the 63rd British Regiment, Brigadier General Sumter has discovered that Lieutenant Colonel Tarleton plans to attack Sumter’s 1000 backcountry militiamen with more than 500 regulars including many mounted dragoons and cannons. Sumter set up a defence at the farm of William Blackstock, which had solid log outbuildings with no chinking between the logs, allowing the militia to fire between them.
Will Sumter’s preparations be sufficient? Visit us to find out.
18th-Century Military Demonstration – twice daily
Both Continental and British troops will demonstrate 18th-century military maneuvers. Though similar, you will learn the differences between the two opposing forces. This will be introduced by a rousing fife and drum march and concluded with a booming artillery demonstration.
Stop at the apothecary tent to learn about 18th-century medicine. Several surgical techniques will be demonstrated.
Made from beeswax and beef tallow come and dip your own candle to light the way before the shorter nights of winter arrive. $2 each (paid at registration tent).
Cider was one of the most common beverages of the colonies. Come try the press and then drink some of the fruits of your labor (apple harvest permitting).
Projects – twice daily
We offer optional hands-on crafts to make something special to take home. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
September 24-25, 2021
Friday & Saturday
Red Rocks Baptist Church
14711 W Morrison Rd
Morrison, CO 80465
$5/person (age 4+)
Field trips: $4/person
(min 5 people see details)
We require each family to fill out a Liability Waiver. Save time, and print at home. Print each guest’s name, and have each adult sign. Children under 18 are not required to sign, so long as a parent or guardian has signed.