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Military Re-Enactment Day

Photo by Ira Weinberg
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


MEMBERS: Adults $13, Children $5, Under 5 years of age FREE
NOT-YET-MEMBERS: Adults $17, Children $8, Under 5 years of age FREE
Discounted Family of Four packages


Members who join or renew between now and August 25 (at theFederalist level or above) receive four complimentary tickets to Military Reenactment Day.

History comes alive as military reenactors set up encampments from the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, and World Wars. They demonstrate camp life with inspections, formations, musket firings, artillery demonstrations, and drills.

See General George Washington inspect his troops, hear President Abraham Lincoln address his army, and experience a Parrott rifled cannon—forged in Cold Spring at the West Point Foundry—shooting across the Hudson River. Celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Great Chain across the Hudson by seeing an original link from the Chain.

Throughout the event, 18th-century children’s lawn games will be available and the Historic House Museum will be open to explore at your own pace and direction, with expert guides stationed to offer insight and information. Rain or shine.

11:00am 6th NY fire cannon to signal camp is open; camp life with drill
12:30pm Hudson River Valley Stories by Jonathan Kruk
1:00pm Inspection of troops by General Washington, President Lincoln, and General Grant, and including children, at camp sites
1:15pm Address by President Abraham Lincoln
1:30pm Massed drill and weapons’ firing
2:15pm Hudson River Valley Stories by Jonathan Kruk
3:15pm Tactical exercise
3:45pm Retreat

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Farmers & Chefs food truck, known for Hudson Valley farm-fresh food.

Military Re-Enactment Day is proudly presented in partnership with the Living History Education Foundation.

Sponsorship provided by Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

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