NEW BERN, NC – August 19, 2017
Revolutionary War Day will commence on Saturday, August 19 on the Tryon Palace grounds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Revolutionary War Day at Tryon Palace will include stories of New Bern’s Revolutionary War patriots, militia muster day culture, soldier games, civilian medicine making and more.
“Guests will come to understand the living conditions and life of a Continental regiment and how ordinary men with day-to-day jobs made sacrifices and were powerful contributors to the success of the patriot’s cause,” said Matt Arthur, Tryon Palace Living History Program Coordinator.
Additionally, Tryon Palace’s own First North Carolina Regiment of the Continental Line will demonstrate black powder firing at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on the South Lawn. Children can sign up to join the Continental Line and participate in “musket” drills on the front lawn throughout the day. Tryon Palace’s Fife and Drum Corps will perform on the grounds at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will also be a discussion on the flags of the Revolution at 12:30 p.m. at the encampment.
Admission to Revolutionary War Day is included in the One Day Pass, or may be purchased separately at a cost of $6 for adults and $3 for youth.
Upcoming events at Tryon Palace include:
August 22: Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop
September 2: Piggin’ and Grinnin’: Celebrating BBQ and Bluegrass
September 2: Stanly-Spaight Duel
September 5: Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop