2019 1777 Whitemarsh Encampment (Hope Lodge Encampment)
Join us for the 38th Annual 1777 Whitemarsh Encampment (Hope Lodge Encampment) on November 2, 2019 at the Hope Lodge Mansion in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. The 1777 Whitemarsh Encampment commemorates the time from November 2 to December 11, 1777 when General George Washington and the Continental Army were encamped in the Whitemarsh Hills. Hope Lodge Mansion is open for self-guided tours all day, except during the skirmishes.
1777 Hope Lodge Encampment
* Adults: $10.00
* Youth (ages 6-17): $5.00
* Seniors (65+): $5.00
* Family (One Car 2 adults and up to 4 children): $25.00
* Children (5 & under): FREE
* Friends of Hope Lodge Members: FREE
1777 Whitemarsh Encampment Mini-Gallery
1777 Whitemarsh Encampment Schedule
Saturday: 10am to 4pm (subject to change)
10:30 am Children’s Muster
11:30 am Skirmish between Colonial troops and British forces in the back field.
2:00 pm Children’s Muster
2:30 pm Skirmish between Colonial troops and British forces in the back field.
Tour the fort (reboubt) immediately following the Weapons Demonstration and also following the skirmish
Sunday: 10am to 4pm (subject to change)
10:30 am Revolutionary War Era Church Service in Garden
11:30 am Cashiering of a disgraced soldier on terrace in front of mansion
1:00 pm Weapons Demonstration in back field
2:30 pm Skirmish between Colonial troops and British forces in the back field. Tour the fort (reboubt) immediately following the Weapons Demonstration and also following the skirmish
Hope Lodge Mansion
553 S. Bethlehem Pike
Fort Washington, PA 19034
About Hope Lodge
Hope Lodge was built between 1743 and 1748 by Samuel Morris, a prosperous Quaker entrepreneur. Morris acted as a farmer, ship owner, miller, iron-master, shop-owner, and owner of the mill now known as Mather Mill. Hope Lodge is an excellent example of early Georgian architecture, and it is possible that Edmund Woolley, architect of Independence Hall, offered advice in building. Samuel Morris owned the estate until his death in 1770, when it was inherited by his brother Joshua. Joshua in turn sold the property and dwelling to another Philadelphia merchant, William West.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next 1777 Whitemarsh Encampment ((Hope Lodge Encampment)) on the first weekend of November at the Hope Lodge Mansion in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.
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