Date(s) - Saturday, July 6, 2019 - Sunday, July 7, 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Historic London Town
Step back into the contentious days surrounding the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Join the people of London Town in exploring what “independence” really means. You can join the Continental Army or Continental Marines to learn musket drill, debate the merits of independence in William Brown’s tavern, and learn how colonists made a living at our Carpenters’ Shop and Tenement.
Marines from The United States Marine Corps Historical Company, representing both Continental and Maryland State Marines, will be leading several activities, including black-powder demonstrations, debating the Declaration of Independence, and of course, leading Marine recruitment.
Partnering with the Marines, members of the Chesapeake Independent Blues will represent a Maryland militia company and recruit locals into the militia to defend their home colony from marauding British warships.
H.M. Frigate Seahorse will lead navigation demonstrations while Ship’s Company will showcase rope-making, and Seneca Creek Joinery will do carpentry.
For an extra fee, attendees can come by before opening hours (9am) on Saturday, July 6 to enjoy Coffee with the Colonists. You can enjoy coffee and tea with the volunteer living historians who bring the weekend to life. Chat with them about life during the Revolutionary War and their experiences doing living history.
Included with general admission. Free for London Town members (become one today!) and members of the active military (and their families) through the Blue Star Museums program – learn more at www.historiclondontown.org/bluestarmuseums . Small additional fee for Coffee with the Colonist.