Revolutionary War Encampment
The Charlestown Historical Society will present a Revolutionary War Encampment at the historic Amos Greene Farm off Rt. 112 in Charlestown. This farm, active in the mid 1700’s, was host to Revolutionary War musters and gatherings. Amos and his descendants lived and worked on this land that became a vital part of Charlestown’s early history. The encampment will be portrayed by the second RI Regiment, British fifty-fourth of Foot, the Queen’s Loyal Rangers, the 1thirteenth3th Regiment of the Continental Line, Le Régiment Bourbonnais and other units from all over New England. The day will include skirmishes pitting the Americans and French against the British and Tories, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, an historical cemetery visit and daily camp life exhibitions. Also performing will be members of the Cape Cod Blue Jackets Fife & Drum Corp. Historically-related vendors and crafts exhibitions will showcase a blacksmith presentation, colonial cooking, weaving and Native American wampum art. Parking for the public will be at Charlestown Elementary School 363 Carolina Back Road, Charlestown. There will be a two-minute shuttle bus ride beginning at 10 a.m. to take visitors to the farm site. Come, enjoy and visit life as it was in Charlestown over 240 years ago! A donation of $5.00 for adults fourteen years and over is suggested. No pets will be permitted on the premises. This event is sponsored by Ocean House Marina, the Ricci Family, the Charlestown Land Trust and the United Builders Supply Co. Inc.