Revolutionary War Field Days

Rise up! The 2019 Rev War Field Days will take place November 2-3 (with reenactors arriving November 1).

Our signature event, Revolutionary War Field Days, has been held on the first full weekend of November since 1970. Hundreds of reenactors from across the country converge on our grounds to camp, battle, and celebrate over the weekend. Visitors will get a chance to be a spectator for a battle each day, and they will be able to walk through the camps of the combatants while seeing demonstrations of Colonial crafts and skills. Colonial sutlers (merchants) and scholars giving talks about the war are on site as well. Over 300 reenactors and demonstrators are expected to attend the 2019 event!

TICKETS:

Tickets are purchased at the gate. Parking is free, and located in the field between Historic Camden and City Arena on Hwy. 521/Broad St. at 222 Broad Street in Camden, SC.

$10.00 Adults

$5.00 Seniors 65+, Students 6-17, active military with ID, active first responders with ID, and Historic Camden Members

FREE for kids under 6

2019 Schedule

All Day Activities on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm

    • Visit the Historic Camden Gift Shop.
    • Walk through the American and British Camps. Reenactors love visitors and questions! (Closed 1-2:30 for the battle)
    • 18th Century surgery in Drakeford Cabin in the American Camp.
    • Shop on Merchant Row.
    • Watch demonstrations of Colonial crafts and skills, including the blacksmiths next to the Gift Shop! Demonstrators also love questions!
    • Step inside the Kershaw-Cornwallis House to see the museum and speak to our guides.
    • Visit with 5th great-grandson of Joseph Kershaw in the Kershaw-Cornwallis House. Times may vary.

Scheduled Activities for Saturday, November 2, 2019

10 AM  Site Opens to the Public

10 AM  Patriot Games Competition  (American Camp)

10 AM  Talk: Geoff Baggett, “Revolutionary War in a Trunk”  (Event Tent)

11 AM  Artillery Demonstration  (Battlefield)

11 AM  Roy’s Tavern Tales  (McCaa’s Tavern)

11 AM  Shinte Match Law and Order vs. Rebellion  (British Camp)

11 AM  Talk: Robert Hall, “18th Century Law”  (Event Tent)

11:30    Talk: Sheila Ingle, “Elizabeth Jackson: Mother of Andrew Jackson”  (McCaa’s Tavern)

12 PM   Talk: John Beakes, “Baron de Kalb”  (Event Tent)

1 PM     Fife & Drum  (Battlefield)

1 PM     Intro to Uniforms  (Battlefield)

1:30      BATTLE  (Battlefield)—All spectators must be below the ditch for safety. The Kershaw House will be closed 1pm-2:30pm.

2:30      English Country Dancers  (KC House)

3 PM     Kid’s Enlistment  (American Camp)

3 PM     Talk: Jim Piecuch, “British Pacification Policy in South Carolina”  (Event Tent)

3 PM     Roy’s Tavern Tales  (McCaa’s Tavern)

3:30      Court Martial  (British Camp)

4 PM     Patriot Games Competitions  (American Camp)

4 PM     Pie Baking Contest  (McCaa’s Tavern)

5 PM     Site Closes to the Public

Scheduled Activities for Sunday, November 3, 2019

10 AM  Site Opens to the Public

10 AM  Church Services  (Event Tent)

10 AM  Patriot Games Competition  (American Camp)

11 AM  Artillery Demonstration  (Battlefield)

11 AM  Court Martial  (British Camp)

11 AM  Roy’s Tavern Tales  (McCaa’s Tavern)

11 AM  Talk: Frank Jarboe/Tim Weiss, “18th Century Religion”  (Event Tent)

12 PM  Talk: Geoff Baggett, “Revolutionary War in a Trunk”  (Event Tent)

1 PM     Fife & Drum  (Battlefield

1 PM     Intro to Uniforms  (Battlefield)

1:30      BATTLE  (Battlefield)—All spectators must be below the ditch for safety. The Kershaw House will be closed 1pm-2:30pm.

2:30      English Country Dancers  (KC House)

3 PM     Kid’s Enlistment  (American Camp)

3 PM     Roy’s Tavern Tales  (McCaa’s Tavern)

5 PM     Site Closes to the Public

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

The 50th Annual Revolutionary War Field Days will be held on November 7th and 8th, 2020!

2019 Merchants

96 District Fabrics
Seams Colonial
Dragonfly Traders
R, McKinney, 1777
Zettlemoyer Pottery
The Basketman
Weeping Heart Trading Company
G. Gedney Godwin
Samson Historical
Fig Leaf Pattern Co.
Pyatt’s Herbs
Geoff Baggett, Author
C. Read Apothecary
Jno. Brantley – Peruke Maker

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