2018 Cantigny Revolutionary War Reenactment
Colonial history comes alive at the Cantigny Revolutionary War Reenactment on September 8-9, 2018 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 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm
Free Admission included in $10 parking fee.
Event Schedule (subject to change)
* 10:00 Morning Troop
10:30 Talk to a Musician
* 11:30 Battle
12:00 Lunch for Troops
12:30 Parade of uniforms
1:00 Clothing of the Rich and Poor Women and Children
1:30 Children’s Battle
2:15 Mounted Dragoon Demonstration
2:30 Individual Bayonet and Tomahawk competition
3:00 Webb’s Band of Music
* 4:00 Artillery Demonstration
* 4:30 Battle and Closing Colors
* On Parade field / all other in 18th-century Camp
* 10:00 Morning Troop and Church Parade
* 11:00 Battle
11:45 Webb’s Band of Music
12:15 Bread baking Competition / Parade of Uniforms
12:30 Mounted Dragoon Demonstration / Team Bayonet and Tomahawk
1:00 Clothing of Rich and Poor Women and Children
1:15 Children’s Games
* 2:30 Artillery Demonstration
* 3:00 Battle and Closing Colors
1S151 Winfield Rd
Wheaton, IL 60189
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.
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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