Revolutionary War Field Days

Rise up! The 2017 Rev War Field Days will take place November 4-5 (with reenactors arriving November 3). 

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.

TICKETS: $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-17, seniors, active military (with ID), and active first responders (with ID). FREE for kids under age 6! 

Interested in being a reenactor, demonstrator, or sutler? Contact margaret@historiccamden.org. Online registration for reenactors is available at this link. Deadline October 20, 2017.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact halie@historiccamden.org.

Save the date! Rev War Field Days 2018 will take place November 3-4. 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4

10am                Site Opens

10am-5pm      Camp Life and KC House open

11am                 Speaker Tariq Ghaffar (KC House basement): The Battle of Hobkirk Hill

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

11:30am           Artillery Demo

11:45pm           Speaker Ricky Roberts (McCaa’s Tavern): King’s Mountain and the Ferguson Rifle

12pm                Colonial Games (behind Gift Shop)

12:30pm          Camden Military Academy Fife & Drum Corps (south of the Battlefield)

12:45pm          Speaker Trent Carter (near Battlefield): Soldier of the Revolutionary War

1pm                  All visitors should clear the Battlefield

1:30pm            Battle (on the Battlefield; visitors should stand west of the ditch)

3pm                  Cricket Match (on Battlefield)

3pm                  Speaker Jack Meyer (KC House basement): The Revolution as a World War

3:30pm            Kid’s Enlistment (at each camp)

4pm                  18th Century Dance Lesson (KC House 2nd floor)

4pm                  Pie Contest Judging (McCaa’s Tavern)

5pm                  Site closes to the public

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5

10am                Site Opens

10am-5pm      Camp Life and KC House open

10am                Church Services 

11am                 Speaker Jim Piecuch (KC House basement): A Tale of Two Kings: Charles I and George III

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

11:30am           Artillery Demo

11:45pm           Speaker Ricky Roberts (McCaa’s Tavern): King’s Mountain and the Ferguson Rifle

12pm                Colonial Games (behind Gift Shop)

12:30pm          Camden Military Academy Fife & Drum Corps (south of the Battlefield)

12:45pm          Speaker Trent Carter (near Battlefield): Soldier of the Revolutionary War

1pm                  All visitors should clear the Battlefield

1:30pm            Battle (on the Battlefield; visitors should stand west of the ditch or north of  the battlefield)

3:30pm            Kid’s Enlistment (at each camp)

4pm                  18th Century Dance Lesson (KC House 2nd floor)

5pm                  Site closes to the public