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2019 Historic Camden Revolutionary War Field Days

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Join us for Historic Camden Revolutionary War Field Days on November 2-3, 2019 in Historic Camden, South Carolina for its annual signature event, held the first weekend in November. Step into the American Revolution’s Southern Campaign with some 500 British and Patriot re-enactors and living history interpreters who will pitch tents on the same grounds occupied by the British in 1780-81. Glimpse the life led by soldiers and militiamen during the war years.

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Field Days

Cannons roar at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Field Days as Redcoats and Patriots face off on the battlefield using known Southern Campaign military tactics, each day at 1:30 p.m. Tavern Tales, Artillery Demos, Period Fashion Show, Kershaw House Tours, Roundtable Discussion, Sutlers Row Shops, Drum and Fife Concerts, Kids’ activities and lots more. Food Concessions. Free Parking. No pets!

Location:
Historic Camden Revolutionary War Field Days Site is located 1.4 miles on Hwy 521 North from I-20/Exit 98.

Saturday & Sunday: Battle at 1:30 daily
Reenactors from more than 20 states gather on Friday to set up both British and Continental camps for one of the oldest Revolutionary War reenactments in the U.S.

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Field Days is open to the public by tickets available in advance online or at the event. Visitors are immersed in the past through interaction with hundreds of living-history docents and encounter the sights, smells, and even tastes of 18th century colonial life. Reproduction clothing, goods, and foods, available on Suttler’s Row, colonial dance demonstrations, military court, campfire cooking competition, colonial games, period fashion show, in-camp demonstrations, craftsmen, and activities for kids enhance the visitor experience in this unique translocation to the past.

A militarily and historically accurate 18th century battle, with modern color commentary, Historic Camden Revolutionary War Field Days battles start at 1:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, where spectators can feel the thunder of field cannons, hear the crack of flintlock rifles, and smell the gunpowder in an unparalleled sensory treat.

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Schedule (Tentative)
SATURDAY
10 am Site Opens
10 am-5pm Camp Life and KC House open
11 am Speaker
11 am Roy’s Tavern Tales (McCaa’s Tavern)
11:30 am Artillery Demo
11:45 pm Speaker
12 pm Colonial Games (behind Gift Shop)
12:30 pm Fife & Drum Corps (south of the Battlefield)
12:45 pm Speaker
1 pm All visitors should clear the Battlefield
1:30 pm Battle (on the Battlefield; visitors should stand west of the ditch)
3 pm Cricket Match (on Battlefield)
3 pm Speaker
3:30 pm Kid’s Enlistment (at each camp)
4 pm 18th Century Dance Lesson (KC House 2nd floor)
4 pm Pie Contest Judging (McCaa’s Tavern)
5 pm Site closes to the public
SUNDAY
10 am Site Opens
10 am-5pm Camp Life and KC House open
10 am Church Services
11 am Speaker
11 am Roy’s Tavern Tales (McCaa’s Tavern)
11:30 am Artillery Demo
11:45 pm Speaker
12 pm Colonial Games (behind Gift Shop)
12:30 pm Fife & Drum Corps (south of the Battlefield)
12:45 pm Speaker Trent Carter (near Battlefield)
1 pm All visitors should clear the Battlefield
1:30 pm Battle (on the Battlefield; visitors should stand west of the ditch or north of the battlefield)
3:30 pm Kid’s Enlistment (at each camp)
4 pm 18th Century Dance Lesson (KC House 2nd floor)
5 pm Site closes to the public

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Field Days

Worst Patriot battle Defeat of the American Revolution
While in Camden, visit the site of the worst Patriot battle defeat of the American Revolution, where British troops under Lord Cornwallis defeated the Americans commanded by the “Hero of Saratoga”, General Horatio Gates. It was here on August 16, 1780, that Revolutionary War hero, Johannes Baron de Kalb, was mortally wounded. A monument marks the spot where he fell, wounded in battle. De Kalb is currently buried beneath a monument on the grounds of Bethesda Presbyterian Church. The 2000-acre battlefield was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961 and is located on South Carolina Secondary Highway 58 (Flat Rock Road) off Highway 521 North, five miles north of Camden.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Historic Camden Revolutionary War Field Days on the first weekend of November (Saturday and Sunday) in Historic Camden, South Carolina.

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Field Days

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