45th annual Revolutionary War Field Days is Nov. 7-8

First Posted: 6:25 am - October 30th, 2015

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CAMDEN — The 45th annual Revolutionary War Field Days will take place on Nov. 7 and Nov. 8, bringing the Revolution alive at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, 222 Broad St. in Camden.

British and Patriot re-enactors and living history interpreters will pitch tents on grounds occupied by the British in 1780-1781 so visitors can get a glimpse of life during the war years.

Battle cannons will roar at 1:30 p.m. each day as Redcoats and Rebels skirmish using military tactics from Southern Campaign battles.

Artillery demonstrations, fife and drum concert, round table discussion, plus visits to the British, Patriot and Hessian camps will tell of the rigors of military life. In the civilian camp, interpreters will share domestic skills and 18th century artisans deftly ply their trades.

A period fashion show, tours of the reconstructed Kershaw House (British headquarters), and Anglican and Lutheran Church services Sunday morning are also included.

On Nov. 7, visitors can meet Camden’s founding father, Joseph Kershaw, learn about women in the war and enjoy tavern tales in the newly restored McCaa’s Tavern. Saturday activities for children include colonial games and enlistment in the King’s army; a daily campaign trail scavenger hunt and engaging in-camp activities.

Admission is $10 per day for adults, seniors over age 62 and military members; $5 for children ages 6 to 15; and free for those under age 6. A package pass – for two adults and three children under age 12 – is $25. Food concessions will be available and parking is free. No pets.

Call 803-432-9841, send an e-mail to hiscamden@truvista.net or visit www.historic-camden.net for more information.

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