Treaty of Ghent Celebration

Treaty of Ghent 2020 tickets on sale SOON! 

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.

Purchase your tickets HERE

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, a Fortune
Teller, 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 80 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.

Purchase your tickets HERE

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
-Royal Navy Encampment, HMS Acasta
-Lady Caroline Linnington inside McCaa’s Tavern
-Camera Obscura - Grand Camera Exhibit
-Shopping in the 1815 Market

10:30 am                                1st Afternoon Tea Seating in McCaa’s Tavern* (Limit 24)
1:00 pm                                  2nd Afternoon Tea Seating in McCaa’s Tavern* (Limit 24)
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.

TICKETS: There will be two seatings on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Tickets are $35 a person,
purchased in advance. Seats are limited so don’t delay! Purchase your tickets below!

Purchase your tickets HERE

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

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 and coffee 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
NOTE: The dance list and steps for the evening will be published in advance and there
will a dance workshop Friday 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.

Purchase your tickets HERE

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.


9:00 am – 3:00 pm
-Lady Caroline Linnington inside McCaa’s Tavern
-Shopping in the 1815 Market
-Camera Obscura - Grand Camera Exhibit
Presentations will be posted shortly


96 District Fabrics
C. Read Apothecary
Fig Leaf Patterns
Timely Tresses
Jno. Brantley, Peruke Maker
Carter & Jasper
Fashions Revisited
Half Crown Bakehouse


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