Treaty of Ghent Celebration

Treaty of Ghent 2020 tickets on sale NOW! 

General Admission tickets will be available at the gate, however tickets for events
should be purchased in advance! SPACE IS LIMITED!

*Pre-sale ticket required.*

Schedule of Events for Treaty of Ghent 2020

Period-appropriate attire is encouraged, but all are welcome to attend these events regardless of what they are wearing. 


Friday, January 31 – FREE admission to the 1815 Market
The rest of the weekend can be attended in one-day or two-day passes.
$12.50 One-Day Pass
$20.00 Two-Day Pass
AT THE GATE: All tickets will be $15 per person each day.

One-Day Admission $12.50

Two-Day Admission $20.00


2:00 pm – 5:00 pm             Shopping in the 1815 Market – FREE admission to the Market
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm            *Soiree and Port Tasting at the Kershaw-Cornwallis House*

Together, we will celebrate the Glorious Peace & Amity between America and Great Britain! Diverse amusements will include Music, Fashionable parlor games, Card Games and more! Of special interest will be a tasting of Ports and Madeiras from The Continent that are again available now that the War has concluded.

Sweet and savory biscuits and Parson’s Punch will be served for the enjoyment of all!

TICKETS:   Tickets are $30 per person by advance purchase only (Limit 60 tickets).  After December 31st all tickets for this event will be $35 per person. Tickets cover the entire event, however we ask that you register for tasting sessions. Madeira & Port Tasting Sessions will be offered throughout the evening.

Soiree & Port Tasting $30.00


10:00 am – 5:00 pm

-HMS Acosta Crew will be present all weekend
-Lady Caroline Linnington inside McCaa’s Tavern
-Games on the front lawn
-Shopping in the 1815 Market
-10:30 am             1st Afternoon Tea Seating in McCaa’s Tavern* (Limit 24)
-12:00 pm             Courtney Read -“Federal Beauty & Cosmetics – a must
Exploring the changes in the Federal Era of “beauty
-1:00 pm              2nd Afternoon Tea Seating in McCaa’s Tavern* (Limit 24)

-2:30 pm – 5pm  Informal dance practice in the main room of the Kershaw/Cornwallis house (Come & Go as you please)

-2:30 pm               Dannielle Perry & Julie Herczeg – “Mimicking the Upper Class
Applying the rules of fashion between the working class and wealthy to create your impression

-4:00 pm
Presentation of a timeline of the events, both political and military, will be discussed.
-7:00 pm – 10:00 pm           1815 Ball and Grand Illumination* (Limit 50)
-7:00 pm – 10:00 pm           Tavern Social – Admission is FREE

**For donations, Historic Camden will be offering valet parking during the 1815 Ball and Grand Illumination Event.**


Enjoy a contemporary style tea event with lovely tastes of the Federal era. This historic McCaa’s Tavern, built in 1794, will be set for your experience.
Each session will include two formal tea tastings of early 1800’s teas, hosted by a professional Tea Sommelier.  Taste teas varieties that are harvested and processed from 600-800 year old tea trees in the historical processing method. Beautifully presented, light and taste tea food with a few tastes from Federal Era recipes. Learn the nuances of taking tea in the United States, England and the Continent during the reign of the United Kingdom’s Price
Regent, the future King George IV.The tea will be served by period dressed volunteers on antique china, real silver plates, with elegant floral arrangements and fine table linens. These are limited
seating available for this special opportunity to taste, see, experience and learn about Federal Era Tea. Great care will be taken to ensure you have a delightful and memorable tea with your friends.**Gluten free plate upon request at time of ticket purchase please.Tea


Mr. Madison’s War has concluded with a Great Victory in New Orleans led by General Andrew Jackson. Our men are returned from their victory amidst loud “HUZZAH’S” and celebration! Join us in an evening of Most Fashionable Dances of the Year 1815, as well as old favorites, and perhaps a scandalous new “Walse” or two! A Dessert Collation, some savory items and tea will be served at The Interval with music throughout the evening by The Syllabub Players, Julie Gorka & Walt Robinson, who are much acclaimed for their period musicianship and excellence.TICKETS: Tickets are $40 per person by advance purchase only. (Limit 50 tickets). After December 31st all tickets for the dance will be $45 per person.
Dancing will be from 7:15pm to 8:30pm with a 30-minute interval, dancing to resume from 9pm to 10pm.NOTE: The dance list and steps for the evening will be published in advance and there will a dance workshop Saturday afternoon TBA. Federal/Regency Era Full Dress attire is admired but not required. If you do not have period attire, we ask that you wear formal attire–a suit and tie would be appropriate.1815 Grand Ball $40.00

Missed the carriage to the ball? Feeling a little less high society? Relax with a drink at McCaa’s Tavern, enjoy the most amusing diversions of 1815, and hear and sing along with spirited songs and stirring national aires. Tables and gaming will be available gratis pro bono publico, and libations of beer and wine served at the cash bar until 10pm.  An acclaimed musician will be offering selections of popular music, while you and your associates can compete in an array of entertaining tavern games.
Join us from 7pm to 10pm for a relaxing evening of pure Federal enjoyment. Period attire is encouraged but those with more modern sensibilities are welcome!
No advance tickets are needed, and admission is free.
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
-HMS Acosta Crew
-11:00 am                            Ray Sheen – “The War of 1812 Timeline & Significant Events
-12:30 pm                           Tyler Mink -“Defense of Fort M’Henry
The Star Spangled Banner and how a piece of cloth became a revered symbol of American patriotism and identity.
-Lady Caroline Linnington inside McCaa’s Tavern
-Shopping in the 1815 Market


96 District Fabrics
C. Read Apothecary
Fig Leaf Patterns
Zettlemoyer Pottery
Timely Tresses
Fashions Revisited
Half Crown Bakehouse
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