Fort Phoenix To Hold Revolutionary War Encampment May 27 And 28
The Revolutionary War will come back to life again in Fairhaven during a two-day historical encampment, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, at Fort Phoenix.
According to South Coast Today.com, on Saturday and Sunday, members of the Fairhaven Village Militia and the Fairhaven Office of Tourism will live in an authentic period camp the same way that people lived during the Revolutionary War era.
Men, women, and children will dress in Revolutionary War era clothing and will reenact life in 1778. They will also talk about the history of the fort.
Additionally, they will be "demonstrating campfire cooking, fire starting with flint and steel, musket ball casting, military drilling, loading and firing flintlock muskets and rifles, tin-smithing, leather working, sewing, [and] cannon firing.”
Event attendees may try Revolutionary War games, such as tomahawk throwing.
The highlight of the weekend will be the firing of the fort’s five large cannons, which is scheduled for dusk, around 7:45 p.m., on Saturday, May 27.