Morristown, NJ – Jockey Hollow will come to life on Saturday April 6th and Sunday, April 7th as re-enactors from across the Northeast arrive for the park’s Grand Encampment. The special event focuses on the life and times of soldiers and civilians during the Revolutionary War. It's an event full of activities for the whole family.

Highlights for the weekend include demonstrations in camp of cooking, sewing, and other camp chores, military maneuvers and musket firing, and a special “children’s muster,” where children can learn to drill and march like Revolutionary soldiers.

The event opens at 10 am each morning and concludes at 4 pm each afternoon.  

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The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, April 6th

  • 10:30 am Inspection of the Troops
  • 11 am Firing Demonstration and Drill
  • 1 pm Firing Demonstration and Drill
  • 1:30 pm  Children’s Drill
  • 3 pm  Firing Demonstration and Drill
  • 3:30 pm  Children’s Drill
  • 4 pm Camp Competition– Musket Speed Loading and Cannonball Toss

Sunday, April 7th

  • 10:30 am Children’s Drill
  • 12:30 pm Inspection of the Troops
  • 1 pm Firing Demonstration and Drill
  • 1:30 pm Children’s Drill
  • 2 pm  Camp Competition – Trap Ball and Three Men’s Morris
  • 3 pm Firing Demonstration and Drill
  • 4 pm Regimental Assembly Retreat for the Evening

All activities are free and take place at Jockey Hollow.  The GPS Address is 580- 600 Tempe Wick Road Morristown, NJ 07980.  For more information call 973-539-2016 x-210 or visit www.nps.gov/morr.

 

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