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Join us at the Escape from Boston Revolutionary War Reenactment on May 20-21, 2017 at the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts. The Escape from Boston Revolutionary War Reenactment is a weekend encampment and battle scenario that plays out this “what-if” scenario that might have changed the course of the American Revolution.

Come watch the colonial forces battle with the British Redcoats at the Escape from Boston Revolutionary War Reenactment to determine our destiny as a nation. There will be colonial shopkeepers selling their wares, 18th c. craftspeople demonstrating early trades, modern food vendors, and tents by Ipswich Ale and other local vendors. The Escape from Boston Revolutionary War Reenactment is a great day for the whole family, and a great experience for the participating reenactors. Come join us for the history, for the education, and for the fun!

Reenactment Scenario
The year is 1775 and the British Regulars are besieged in Boston, surrounded by thousands of local militia and Minutemen in a line that stretches for many miles. This is their one shot to break through the siege line with their mighty army. General Gage picks what he perceives to be the weakest part of the line and hits it hard. The ensuing battle at the Escape from Boston Revolutionary War Reenactment will determine if he is a hero for the crown, or a goat!

Meet Revolutionary War Soldiers from both sides of the conflict. Members of the Continental Line and His Majesty’s First Regiment of Foot Guards re-enact a retreat from Boston with cannon, cavalry, and drills throughout the day. Learn how battles were planned and how camp life was managed. Tour the 1690 manor house, the home of two of Newburyport’s Revolutionary War heroes! Sip an Ipswich Ale Brewery cask ale, a local beer brewed in the old style. Watch the Essex Base Ball Association play demonstration games of early cricket. Fresh food and drink will be available for purchase.

Admission: $8 adults; $7 seniors; $4 students; Free for Historic New England members. Become a member

Tentative Schedule (subject to revision)
Saturday
10:00 AM: Site opens to public
10:15 AM: Army Formations
Throughout the day:
*Regimental-Company Drills
*Camp tours
*Interact with reenactors & demonstrators
*Shop at the sutlers
12:00 PM: Nooning
*Food and drink vendors located behind the farm house
1:15 PM: Army Formation for Battle Scenario
1:30 PM: Battle Scenario Begins
2:30 PM: Battle Scenario Ends
3:10 PM: Last Man Standing Competition
4:00 PM: Cricket Match
5:00 PM: Site closes to the public

Sunday
10:00 AM: Site opens to public
Throughout the day:
*Regimental-Company Drills
*Camp tours
*Interact with reenactors & demonstrators
*Shop at the sutlers
11:15 AM: Army formation for Battle Scenario
11:30 AM: Battle Scenario Begins
12:30 PM: Battle Scenario Ends
12:30 PM: Nooning
*Food and drink vendors located behind the farm house
1:00 PM: “Old-time” Baseball League
5:00 PM: Site closes to the public

Location
Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm
5 Little’s Lane
Newbury, MA 01951
Phone: (978) 462-2634

Contact Information
Visitor Informtion: call 978-462-2634
Continental Line Units: Acton Minutemen/Simon Hunt’s Co’y. [email protected]
Crown Forces Units: His Majesty’s Tenth Regiment of Foot [email protected]
Sutlers & Demonstrators: Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute [email protected]

Participant Reenactor Information
The 230 acre Spencer-Peirce-Little farm is located in the beautiful seaside town of Newbury, MA. and is one of the crown jewels in Historic New England’s stable of historic properties. The ground is level and offers plenty of open space for Escape from Boston Revolutionary War Reenactment battle scenarios. Plenty of wood, hay, and water will be available, as well as flush toilets during the daytime.

Host Units
Continental Line: The Acton Minutemen/Simon Hunt’s Co’y
Crown Forces: His Majesty’s Tenth Regiment of Foot, in America

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Unit Registration
To register your unit for the The Escape from Boston, simply download and complete the Unit Registration Form and sumit it by either post or email, along with your unit’s CURRENT PROOF of INSURANCE, to the address indicated on the form for your unit. A unit will not be considered as officially registered until both the completed registration form and current proof of insurance have been received. Note: Participation of all units is subject to the approval of the host units. All reenactors must be associated with a registered, insured unit and will need to print a copy of the Participant Release of Liability and submit the completed, signed form at the registration table upon arrival at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm.

Sutler Registration
To register as a Sutler for the The Escape from Boston, please read the Sutler Invite and then download and complete the Sutler Registration and Sutler Agreement forms and submit them, along with the Participant Release of Liability your CURRENT PROOF of INSURANCE and the $30.00 registration fee, to the address indicated on the forms. A Sutler will not be considered as officially registered until all of the above items have been received.

Living History Demonstrator Registration
To register as a Living History Demonstrator for the The Escape from Boston, please read the Living History Demonstrator Invite and then download and complete the Living History Demonstrator Registration and Living History Demonstrator Agreement forms and submit them, along with the Participant Release of Liability to the address indicated on the forms. A Living History Demonstrator will not be considered as officially registered until all of the above items have been received.

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