Revolutionary War Field Days

Rise up! The 2018 Rev War Field Days will take place November 3-4 (with reenactors arriving November 2).

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. More than 3,400 spectators and 350 reenactors and demonstrators attended the 2017 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

2018 Schedule:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

All Day Activities 10am-5pm

-  Visit the Historic Camden Gift Shop.

-  Walk through the American and British Camps. Reenactors love visitors and questions! Camps closed during battle 1-2:30pm.

-  Shop in 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.

- Enjoy food in McCaa's Tavern (Saturday only, until supplies last) and in the Food and Beer Vendor area near the Gift Shop.

- Visit the Field Hospital (British Camp) and Cavalry horses (American Camp).

 

Scheduled Activities

10 AM                                   Site opens

10-11 AM                             Patriot Games Competitions (Location: American Camp)

10-11 AM                             Talk: Erik Williams, “18th Century Painting”

10-10:30 AM                       Roy’s Tavern Tales (McCaa’s Tavern)

11-11:30 AM                       Artillery Demonstration (American Camp)

11-11:30 AM                       Flint Knapping (British Camp)

11 AM-12 PM                     Talk: Ricky Roberts, “The Battle of King’s Mountain” (McCaa’s Tavern)

11:30 AM -12:30 PM        Kids Enlistment “Generations” Program, presented by the American Battlefield Trust (Battlefield)

12-1 PM                               Talk: Chad Bogart, “The Over-Mountain Men” (McCaa’s Tavern)

12-1 PM                               Talk: Dr. Jim Piecuch, “The Loyalist Response to the French Involvement in the Revolutionary War” (Kershaw-Cornwallis House 1st floor)

1-1:30 PM                            Performance by the Camden Military Academy’s Fife and Drum Corps (Battlefield)

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

2-2:30 PM                            Roy’s Tavern Tales (McCaa’s Tavern)

2:30-3:30 PM      Kids Enlistment “Generations” Program, presented by the American Battlefield Trust (Battlefield)

3-4 PM                                  Talk: Dr. Jack Myers, "The Battle of Camden" (McCaa’s Tavern)

3-4 PM                                  English Country Dancers (Kershaw-Cornwallis House 2nd floor)

3:30-4 PM                            Court Martial (British Camp)

4-5 PM                                  Talk: Aliene Shields Humphries, “South Carolina’s Liberty Trail” (McCaa’s Tavern)

4-5 PM                                  Patriot Games Competitions (Location: American Camp)

4-4:30 PM                            Pie-making contest (Behind McCaa’s Tavern, weather permitting)

5 PM                                      Site Closes to the Public

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

 

All Day Activities 10am-5pm

-  Visit the Historic Camden Gift Shop.

-  Walk through the American and British Camps. Reenactors love visitors and questions! Camps closed during battle 1-2:30pm.

-  Shop in 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.

- Enjoy food in McCaa's Tavern (Saturday only, until supplies last) and in the Food and Beer Vendor area near the Gift Shop.

- Visit the Field Hospital (British Camp) and Cavalry horses (American Camp).

 

Scheduled Activities

 

10 AM                                   Site opens

10-11 AM                             Church Service (McCaa’s Tavern)

10 AM-12 PM                     Patriot Games Competitions (Location: American Camp)

10-11:30 AM                       Cricket Match (Battlefield)

11-11:30 AM                       Flint Knapping (British Camp)

11-11:30 AM                       Roy’s Tavern Tales (McCaa’s Tavern)

11:30 AM -12:30 PM        Kids Enlistment “Generations” Program, presented by the American Battlefield Trust (Battlefield)

11:30 AM-12:30 PM         Talk: Ricky Roberts, “The Battle of King’s Mountain” (McCaa’s Tavern)

12:30-1 PM                         Artillery Demonstration (American Camp)

12:30-1 PM                         Talk: Chad Bogart, “The Over-Mountain Men” (McCaa’s Tavern)

1-1:30 PM                            Court Martial (British Camp)

1-1:30 PM                            Performance by the Camden Military Academy’s Fife and Drum Corps (Battlefield)

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

2-2:30 PM                            Roy’s Tavern Tales (McCaa’s Tavern)

2:30-3:30 PM                      Kids Enlistment “Generations” Program, presented by the American Battlefield Trust (Battlefield)

3-4 PM                                  English Country Dancers (Kershaw-Cornwallis House 2nd floor)

3:30-4:30 PM                      Talk: Erik Williams, “18th Century Painting”

5 PM                                      Site closes to the public—see you next year on November 2-3, 2019!

2018 Merchants

Fort Downing
Seams Colonial
Dragonfly Traders
96 District Fabrics
R, McKinney, 1777
Zettlemoyer Pottery
The Basketman
The Dancing Weasel
Weeping Heart Trading Company
G. Gedney Godwin
Virginia’s Scarves
Samson Historical
Fig Leaf Pattern Co.
Pyatt’s Herbs
Geoff Baggett, Author

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