Monday, April 15, 2019
Times: The Village is open 9:30 am - 4:00 pm on this day.
Cost: Included with daytime admission, a season pass, or Village membership
Patriots’ Day observances at Old Sturbridge will resound with the peal of bells, the stirring beat of drums and the thrilling call of the fife, as the Sturbridge Militia musters in the countryside on Monday, April 15. Special programs and activities throughout the day will invite visitors to experience the sights and sounds of our colonial ancestors as the Revolutionary War began.
Through military drills and maneuvers, musket demonstrations, and more, the members for the Sturbridge Militia will bring to life the stories of the men who hastened from their farms, homes, and families to march to the aid of those already engaged in the initial battle of the American Revolution against King George’s tyranny. Young visitors are invited to take part, wielding muskets and swords, learning to drill and march in the manner of the boys of ’76. “Muskets” are provided for this ever-popular exercise in leadership, bravery, and derring-do for small patriots.
- Listen to Fife & Drum music
- Meet a “Loyal” American Solider and a Minuteman
- Learn about medical care during the Revolutionary War time period
- Watch Cannon Firing Demonstrations
- Visit the Sturbridge Colonial Militia as they drill on the Common
- And more!
Please note that certain activities, like cannon demonstrations, are weather dependent.