Step back in time at Revolutionary War Weekend.

Add to Calendar 05/06/2023 09:00:00 05/06/2023 17:00:00 America/New_York Revolutionary War Weekend

Step back in time at Revolutionary War Weekend.

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Witness Military Drills & More

Mount Vernon's serene 12-Acre Field transforms into a battleground as Continentals, Redcoats, and Hessians conduct military drills, perform cavalry demonstrations, and engage in 18th-century tacticals.

Meet the soldiers who are encamped at Mount Vernon, discuss military techniques, and greet General Washington.

See Washington's Field Headquarters

Reproduction of Washington's War Tent, the First Oval Office Project by the Museum of the American Revolution.

Reproduction of Washington's War Tent, the First Oval Office Project by the Museum of the American Revolution.

Walk through the Museum of the American Revolution's replica of General Washington's War Tent, which served as the marquee—or office and sleeping quarters—that he used as the command center of the Continental Army.

Staff from the Museum of the American Revolution will be onsite to discuss the tent and answer questions.

Learn More About the First Oval Office project

Visit with the Camp Followers

During the Revolutionary War, camp followers — mostly women and children — traveled with the army, either because of their relationship to a soldier in the army, or displacement because of the war.

Like the men enlisted in the army, the camp followers were often “on the strength” of the army and were issued wages and rations for their work. Camp followers supported the army in a variety of ways, including as washerwomen, seamstresses, nurses, and petty sutlers selling their wares to the soldiers.

Tour the 18th-century military encampments and see the camp followers go about their daily lives following the army.

Washington's Field Headquarters

Washington's Field Headquarters

Walk through the Museum of the American Revolution's replica of General Washington's War Tent, which served as the marquee—or office and sleeping quarters—that he used as the command center of the Continental Army. Staff from the museum will be onsite to discuss the tent and answer questions.

Learn More
Visit with Camp Followers

Visit with Camp Followers

Camp followers — mostly women and children — traveled with the army, either because of relationship to a soldier in the army, or displacement because of the war.

Like the men enlisted in the army, the camp followers were often “on the strength” of the army and were issued wages and rations for their work. Camp followers supported the army in a variety of ways, including as washerwomen, seamstresses, nurses, and petty sutlers selling their wares to the soldiers.

Tour the 18th-century military encampments and see the camp followers go about their daily lives following the army.

Schedule of Events - Saturday & Sunday

Time Event Location
All Day Camps Open 12-Acre Field
All Day Concessions by the Mount Vernon Inn 12-Acre Field
All Day 18th-Century Sutlers open Historic Area
All Day Museum of the American Revolution Marquees Bowling Green
All Day 18th-Century Laundry Demonstration 12-Acre Field
9 a.m. Various Army Drilling Demonstrations 12-Acre Field Camps
10 a.m. General Washington Addressing the Troops 12-Acre Field
10:30 a.m. 18th-Century Cavalry Demonstration 12-Acre Field
10:30 a.m. Saturday Only - Music of the Revolution Bowling Green
11 a.m. Revolutionary War Tactical Demonstration 12-Acre Field
11:30 a.m. People of the Army 12-Acre Field
12 p.m. Medicine of the Revolution Bowling Green
12:30 p.m. The Fifes and Drums of York Town Bowling Green
1 p.m. The Unseen Enemy, the fight against sickness and disease in camp Bowling Green
1:30 p.m. Regiments & Tactics of the Armies 12-Acre Field
2 p.m. The Fifes & Drums of York Town Bowling Green
2:30 p.m. Saturday Only - Music of the Revolution Bowling Green
2:45 p.m. Artillery Demonstration 12-Acre Field
3:15 p.m. Troop Inspection by General Washington 12-Acre Field
4 p.m. Medicine of the Revolution Bowling Green

 

Participating Units

Allied Forces

  • 1st Continentals Regiment
  • 1st Delaware Regiment
  • 1st Maryland Regiment
  • 1st New Jersey Regiment
  • 1st Virginia Regiment
  • 2nd New Jersey Regiment
  • 2nd Virginia Regiment
  • 6th Pennsylvania Regiment
  • 7th Virginia Regiment
  • 11th Pennsylvania Regiment
  • 24th Connecticut Militia
  • Department of the Geographers
  • Kingsbury Artillery
  • German Regiment
  • South Carolina Militia

Crown Forces

  • 1st Battalion of New Jersey Volunteers
  • 4th Company, Brigade of Guards
  • 7th Regiment of Foot
  • 14th Regiment of Foot, Grenadier Coy
  • 23rd Regiment, Royal Welch Fusiliers
  • 42nd Royal Highland, Grenadier Coy
  • 43rd Regiment of Foot
  • 64th Regiment of Foot 84th Regiment, RHE LI Company
  • Co B, 4th Battalion, Royal Artillery
  • Co W, 4th Batt, Royal Regt of Artillery
  • Detached Hospital
  • Hessian Guard
  • His Majesty's Marine
  • Regiment von Huyn
  • Von Prueschenk's FeldJaeger Kompanie
  • Von Wreden's FeldJaegers Corps
Learn More about Revolutionary War Reenactment

Concessions Menu

Hot Items Cold Items Breakfast Items Drinks
Jumbo hot dogs $6
Cheeseburger $8
Pulled pork sandwich $8
Turkey leg $9
Colonial pretzel $5
Grilled corn on the cob $5
Veggie wrap $8
Ham and cheese sandwich $8
Baby green salad $6
Assorted chips $3
Kettle corn $2
Candy $2
Assorted donuts $3
Fruit cup $5
Yogurt and granola parfait $4
Whole fruit $2
Soda $2
Large Powerade $4
Coffee $3
Bottled Water $3
Bottled Beer $5

Visit with the Camp Followers

During the Revolutionary War, camp followers — mostly women and children — traveled with the army, either because of their relationship to a soldier in the army, or displacement because of the war.

Like the men enlisted in the army, the camp followers were often “on the strength” of the army and were issued wages and rations for their work. Camp followers supported the army in a variety of ways, including as washerwomen, seamstresses, nurses, and petty sutlers selling their wares to the soldiers.

Tour the 18th-century military encampments and see the camp followers go about their daily lives following the army.

See Washington's Field Headquarters

Walk through the Museum of the American Revolution's replica of General Washington's War Tent, which served as the marquee—or office and sleeping quarters—that he used as the command center of the Continental Army.

Staff from the Museum of the American Revolution will be onsite to discuss the tent and answer questions.

Learn More about the First Oval Office Project

Sutler and Artisan Application

Applications due by Monday, March 28, 2023.

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Safety Measures

  • Social Distancing: We ask guests to maintain 6-feet of social distancing. 
  • Facial Coverings: All guests and staff will be required to wear facial coverings both indoors and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Hand Sanitizer: Hand sanitizer stations are located around the estate.
  • Enhanced Cleaning: Mount Vernon's staff will provide regular enhanced cleaning in high touch areas throughout the day.

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The Unseen Enemy – The Fight Against Sickness and Disease in Camp

For eight long years, America was locked in a deadly battle with the world’s premier military might.

General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of America’s intrepid army, secured independence for a new nation despite a lack of funds, munitions, clothing, shelter, or even professional soldiers. Through sheer force of determination and inspired leadership, Washington took on and conquered every threat faced by his fledgling army and country.

What was his biggest challenge? Ambush, sabotage, treason? Washington’s biggest challenge was the unseen enemy…disease.

Join General George Washington and his personal physician, Dr. James Craik, on the Bowling Green as they discuss the impact of disease and cleanliness on the war effort. Together, they will discuss the smallpox epidemic, what orders were done to combat disease, and how the army kept clean and healthy.

Participating Reenactors

Visiting Sutlers

Foodways

Allied Forces

  • 1st Continentals Regiment
  • 1st Delaware Regiment
  • 1st Maryland Regiment
  • 1st New Jersey Regiment
  • 1st Virginia Regiment
  • 2nd New Jersey Regiment
  • 2nd Virginia Regiment
  • 5th Pennsylvania Regiment
  • 6th Pennsylvania Regiment
  • 7th Virginia Regiment
  • 11th Pennsylvania Regiment
  • 24th Connecticut Militia
  • Department of the Geographers
  • Kingsbury Artillery
  • German Regiment
  • South Carolina Militia
  • New Jersey Light Infantry

Crown Forces

  • 1st Battalion of New Jersey Volunteers
  • 4th Company, Brigade of Guards
  • 7th Regiment of Foot
  • 14th Regiment of Foot, Grenadier Coy
  • 23rd Regiment, Royal Welch Fusiliers
  • 42nd Royal Highland, Grenadier Coy
  • 43rd Regiment of Foot
  • 64th Regiment of Foot
  • 84th Regiment, RHE LI Company
  • Co B, 4th Battalion, Royal Artillery
  • Co W, 4th Batt, Royal Regt of Artillery
  • Detached Hospital
  • Hessian Guard
  • His Majesty's Marine
  • Regiment von Huyn
  • Von Prueschenk's FeldJaeger Kompanie
  • Von Wreden's FeldJaegers Corps

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Visiting Sutlers

Foodways

Allied Forces

  • 1st Continentals Regiment
  • 1st Delaware Regiment
  • 1st Maryland Regiment
  • 1st New Jersey Regiment
  • 1st Virginia Regiment
  • 2nd New Jersey Regiment
  • 2nd Virginia Regiment
  • 6th Pennsylvania Regiment
  • 7th Virginia Regiment
  • 11th Pennsylvania Regiment
  • 24th Connecticut Militia
  • Department of the Geographers
  • Kingsbury Artillery
  • German Regiment
  • South Carolina Militia

Crown Forces

  • 1st Battalion of New Jersey Volunteers
  • 4th Company, Brigade of Guards
  • 7th Regiment of Foot
  • 14th Regiment of Foot, Grenadier Coy
  • 23rd Regiment, Royal Welch Fusiliers
  • 42nd Royal Highland, Grenadier Coy
  • 43rd Regiment of Foot
  • 64th Regiment of Foot 84th Regiment, RHE LI Company
  • Co B, 4th Battalion, Royal Artillery
  • Co W, 4th Batt, Royal Regt of Artillery
  • Detached Hospital
  • Hessian Guard
  • His Majesty's Marine
  • Regiment von Huyn
  • Von Prueschenk's FeldJaeger Kompanie
  • Von Wreden's FeldJaegers Corps

 

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