April, 1778 - Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
The difficult winter is finally over. Many soldiers have died, from frostbite and starvation. But not all is lost, the French have signed a treaty with the American Colonies and pledged their aid.
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.