Living History

Located between the Kitchen Office and the Dixon House, visitors can now see, hear, and experience living history demonstrations. This area includes a camp with both military and domestic life interpretation as well as our 18th century blacksmith shop.

In the militia camp, one can learn about what soldiers would have been doing before and during the Revolutionary War.

In the domestic life camp, one can possibly see cooking, wreath weaving, and even calligraphy writing.

When it is open, the blacksmith shop offers visitors a chance to see an 18th century blacksmith at work. Our blacksmiths work with 18th century reproduction tools such as a hammer, anvil, and tongs to be able to mold, shape, and bend iron into tools.