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American Revolution Reenactment

Venue:

Address: 2 Scott Ave.

City: Niagara, NY 14174 USA

Event Date/Time:

April 22nd, 201710:00 am - 4:00 pm

Price: $8.00 - $12.00

Category: Family, Special events

Announced-date: 2017-04-07

Brief-description: Family-friendly, interactive living history event about the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

Event url: oldfortniagara.org.

Price text: Free for U.S. military with ID.

About: This family-friendly event launches Old Fort Niagara's reenactment season with a salute to veterans and patriotism. Learn about the Battles of Lexington and Concord that began April 19, 1775, and started the American Revolution. Roll play as a "rebel" or "loyalist" and join a mock army with reenactors leading the charge. Reenactors will also present musket-firing and clothing demonstrations, 18th century military drills and be available to meet with visitors and answer questions. The daily schedule follows: 10 a.m. Assemble - re-enactors will gather on the parade grounds 11 a.m. Recruiting Demonstration - kids and parents are invited to "enlist" as Rebels or Loyalists 12 p.m. Storytelling about the Battles of Lexington and Concord that started the American Revolution 1 p.m. Clothing Demonstration 2 p.m. Saturday: Patriots Day Ceremony; and Musket Firing 2 p.m. Sunday: Patriots Day Honors; and Musket Firing Additionally, guided tours of Old Fort Niagara will be available Saturday and Sunday. The cost to attend these events is regular admission to the fort ($12/adult, $8/child ages 6-12, free/children 5 and under) and is free to members of Old Fort Niagara. Veterans and active military service people will be admitted free with proper ID.

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