This weekend brings the annual Revolutionary War British army encampment on Boston Common sponsored by the Freedom Trail Foundation. The foundation’s event page includes these highlights, among other moments:
Friday August 13The photograph above appeared at Universal Hub after the last encampment in 2008. It does a nice job of capturing the flavor of the day.
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
British re-enactors soldiers set up camp
Saturday, August 14
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Demonstrations throughout the day: mock tents, bed making, shoemaking, a medical tent, clothing and uniforms, court marshal, stocks, music, pottery,children’s activities
10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Musket drills and black powder firing
Skirmish with Colonial Militia
Military Parade to Faneuil Hall Marketplace
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Dancing under the stars – Poor Richard’s Penny, early American musical ensemble plays while caller announces dance steps (public is invited to dance)
Sunday, August 15
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Demonstrations throughout the day