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*Please note for the safety and comfort of all: the events and event times listed are subject to change*
Welcome to Old Sturbridge Village, a recreated 1830s rural New England town! This weekend we are hosting our Redcoats and Rebels event. Guest reenactors will allow visitors to step into the Revolutionary War time period and experience cannon demonstrations, fife and drum music, and even a battle! Complimentary water and misting stations are located near the Salem Towne House, #16 and Countryside Gallery, #40. Enjoy your visit!
Redcoats & Rebels Programming
Throughout the Day: Colonial Era Crafts & Displays: Join the Stow Minutemen (at the Allied Camp) as they showcase everyday items that you’d find not only in camp with the soldiers and followers, but also at home, including: quill pen writing, candle making, and games.
10:00 a.m. Trooping of the American & Allies Colors: Witness the ceremonial “Trooping of the Colors”, as American & French soldiers form in their camp and salute their Regimental & State Flags as they are marched past on parade. Flags were used as a source of pride in the military, as well as for unit identification on the Battlefield. (by the Center Meetinghouse, #7)
10:15 a.m. Trooping of the British Colors: Witness the ceremonial “Trooping of the Colors” with His Majesty’s Forces in the British camp as the Regimental and King’s Flags are marched by on parade. The custom of Trooping the Colors dates back to the time of Charles II in the 17th. Century when the Colors of a regiment were used as a rallying point in battle and were therefore trooped in front of the soldiers every day to make sure that every man could recognize those of his own regiment.
(by the Salem Towne House, #16)
10:30 a.m. Learn to March: Join Soldiers from the Allied Army (French & American) as they teach visitors how to maneuver together as a single unit. (by the Allied Camp)
10:30 a.m. Learn to March: Join Soldiers from the Crown Forces as they teach visitors how to maneuver together as a single unit.
(by the British Camp)
11:30 a.m. Tour of the Allies Camp: Learn how Soldiers, their wives, children, and other Followers lived while the Army was active on campaign. Check out tents, meal preparation, and more. (meets at the Law Office, #12)
11:00 a.m. Skirmish Against Redcoat Patrol: Both armies sent out scouts to search for enemies whereabouts. See what happens when the sides unexpectedly stumble upon one another.
(at Powder House Hill which is near the Town Pound, #9)
11:30 a.m. Tour of the British Camp: Learn how Soldiers, their wives, children, and other Followers lived while the Army was active on campaign. Check out tents, meal preparation, and more. (meets at Thompson Bank, #20)
1:30 p.m. Cannon Demonstration: Learn how artillery operated and played a crucial role in conflicts during the American Revolution (at the field next to the Blacksmith Shop, #39)
1:30 p.m. British Army Formation Preparing for Tactical Demonstration (spectators follow to Freeman Farm)
2:00 p.m. Battle: Redcoats vs Rebels (at the Freeman Farm Fields, #36)
Family Friendly Programming
10:00 a.m. Meet the Calf (at the Freeman Farm, Building #36)
3:30 p.m. Milking Demonstration
(at the Freeman Farm, Building #36)
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Towne House Lower Kitchen: Making butter & soft cheese (Building #16).
2:30-4:00 p.m. Bixby House: Play 19th century parlor games:
Try your hand at 1830s Games (Building #38)
Dining & Shopping
Oliver Wight Café (Building #1, in the Oliver Wight Tavern Lobby) 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pastries & beverages.
Bullard Café (Building #3) (on the Ground Floor)
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sandwiches & beverages.
Bullard Tavern Concession (in front of the Bullard Tavern) 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Grilled burgers, hot dogs & drinks.
Scoop Shop (Building # 25)
12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Gifford’s ice cream & cold beverages.
Snack & Beverage Concession
(near the Blacksmith Shop, Building #39)
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Beer, water, chips, popcorn & more.
Miner Grant Store & Bake Shop (Building #19)
9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Stop in to buy our famous chocolate chip cookies, Joe Frogger cookies, and treats. Shop for Village-made wares, heirloom seeds, historical children’s toys and gifts, too!
Ox & Yoke Mercantile (Building #1) 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Take home a traditional rural New England treasure or locally made gift. Village-made crafts and kits, home décor, books, and more await!