April, 1778 - Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island
The British have been occupying the city of Newport, Rhode Island for almost 2 years. Major General Joseph Spencer was ordered to retake the city, but failed to do so, and has now been replaced by General John Sullivan. The French Navy has promised to come to the aid of the Americans. Will they arrive in time to assist General Sullivan?
Experience 18th century life through costumed interpreters, hands-on activities, and military demonstrations. Aspects of 18th century life will be available for you to experience - agriculture, blacksmith, education, games, gunsmith, military, and much more.
18th Century Military Demonstrations - 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 surgeons' tent as the skilled workers deal with mishaps from muskets in the camp. This is not for the faint of heart or weak-stomached. Surgery is considered necessary to save a life but is extremely painful and risky without the use of anesthetic.
We require each family to fill out a Liability Waiver. Save time, and print at home. Print each person's name, and have each adult sign. Children under 18 are not required to sign, so long as a parent or guardian has signed.