September 19, 1777 - Saratoga, New York
The British suffered an enormous loss at the Battle of Freeman's Farm due to the heroism of Major General Benedict Arnold. Will they be forced to retreat from Saratoga? Will Major General Arnold finally get that promtion to General that he has been seeking? Join us and find out what happens next.
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 - 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
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.
Surgical Operation - 1:00 p.m.
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.