Fairhaven Village Militia to hold encampment this weekend
By Beth David, Editor
Come join the Fairhaven Village Militia and Wareham Minuteman and Militia Company as we demonstrate a Revolutionary War Period Encampment at Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven, MA on Saturday and Sunday, 9/25-26. Admission is FREE. Activities are continuous throughout the weekend Camp is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Sunday. Accessible.
Talk to period costumed men and women about the fort’s history and life in the 1770s. There will be various activities and demonstrations throughout the day. See military drilling, flintlock musket firing and cannon firing demonstrations and camp cooking demonstrations. Also see activities such as tin smithing, leather working, carpentry, sewing, fire starting, and more.
Be sure to be present at dusk on Saturday night when all five of the fort’s large Seacoast cannons will be fired! Approx. 6:45pm.
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