MOUNT HARMON REVOLUTIONARY WAR RE-ENACTMENT FESTIVAL
Saturday & Sunday, September 24 & 25
“The British are coming to Cecil County…..Again.”
Don’t miss your chance to see history come to life!
Mark your calendars for September 24 & 25 ~ Mount Harmon is hosting a full-scale Revolutionary War Re-enactment & Colonial Festival featuring nearly 1,000 re-enactors and an array of colonial craft vendors and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Each day will feature military skirmishes, tactical demonstrations and drills, colonial crafts, food vendors, and of course a full fledged Revolutionary War Encampment of both British and “Rebels” (the good guys, continental and militia groups) will be at hand. The public will be able to: tour the encampments, shop at the colonial faire, enjoy children’s activities, hearth cooking demonstrations, manor house tours, nature walks, and more. Tickets: $5 per person, Children 12 & under & FOMH Members Free
Reenactment to Celebrate the 1777 Campaign of the Revolutionary War:
Background to Campaign of 1777: The Campaign of 1777 began when the British fleet anchored at the mouth of the Sassafras River and landed at Oldfield Point, as part of the largest amphibious landing of the Revolutionary War. General Howe marched his British troops onto Head of Elk, and continued north toward the then American Capital of Philadelphia. General Howe’s goal was to bring George Washington and his army to battle by forcing him to defend the rebel capital and the Congress then meeting there. Howe hoped to destroy the main army under Washington, capture or disperse the Congress, and bring an end the rebellion in the colonies once and for all.
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