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2019 Cantigny Revolutionary War Reenactment

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Colonial history comes alive at the Cantigny Revolutionary War Reenactment on September 7-8, 2019 at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois. Produced by the North West Territory Alliance, the free and historically accurate spectacle has been held every year at Cantigny since 1987. Cantigny Revolutionary War Reenactment is among the park’s most popular events.

Cantigny Revolutionary War Reenactment

More than 400 Revolutionary War living history actors will be on site, many of whom will pitch tents and camp on the grounds. Visitors are invited to stroll through the authentic encampment and witness how civilians and soldiers lived in the late-1700s. Redcoats and American patriots will converge on the Cantigny Parade Field twice each day to engage in mock battles complete with cannon and musket fire. The skirmishes are narrated from the sidelines to help spectators understand the action.

Hours & Admission
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.
Free Admission included in $10 parking fee.

Event Schedule (subject to change)
Saturday

10:00 am – Morning Formation (Colors) (in military camp)
10:30 am – Morning Battle Demonstration (parade field)
11:00 am – Demonstration of Women’s sidesaddle riding (cavalry military camp)
11:20 am – Demonstration of battle tactics of cavalry (cavalry military camp)
12:00 pm – Children’s Battle (military camp)
12:30 pm – Individual Tomahawk and Bayonet Competitions (military camp) And Women’s Frying Pan Toss
1:00 pm – Fashion Show: featuring soldiers uniform and civilian clothing (military camp)
2:00 pm – Tim Hess bagpipes, ask a musician (military camp)
2:30 pm – Artillery Demonstration (Parade field)
3:00 pm – Battle Demonstration and Colors to follow immediately (parade field)
4:00 pm – End of Reenactment for the day

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Sunday
10:00 am – Morning Formation /church service (Colors) (in military camp)
11:00 am – Morning Battle Demonstration (parade field)
12:00 pm – Demonstration of Women’s sidesaddle riding (cavalry military camp)
12:20 pm – Demonstration of battle tactics of cavalry (cavalry military camp)
1:00 pm – Children’s Battle (military camp)
1:30 pm – Team Tomahawk and Bayonet Competitions (military camp)
2:00 pm – Fashion Show: featuring soldiers uniform and civilian clothing (military camp)
3:00 pm – Tim Hess bagpipes, ask a musician (military camp)
3:30 pm – Artillery Demonstration (Parade field)
4:00 pm – Battle Demonstration and Colors to follow immediately (parade field)
5:00 pm – End of Reenactment for the day

Location
Cantigny Park
1S151 Winfield Rd
Wheaton, IL 60189

For More Information: Email info@cantigny.org; Call 630.668.5161

About North West Territory Alliance
North West Territory Alliance is a non-profit educational organization that studies and recreates the culture, lifestyle and arts of the time of the American Revolution, 1775-1783. It strives to duplicate the uniforms, weapons, battlefield tactics and camp life of the era as accurately as possible. For more information, visit nwta.com.

Cantigny Revolutionary War Reenactment

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience colonial American history. Mark your calendar for the Cantigny Revolutionary War Reenactment at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois.

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