FIRST FOOT GUARDS EVENTS, 2011
We invite you to come to our events, see what we do, and consider joining the Guards. All events are open to the public and are free except Battle Road Heroes and Old Sturbridge Village where there is a nominal admission fee. All events are subject to change due to weather or other cicumstances, so before attending an event, always check the event host's web site for the latest information. Most of these events repeat every year and there are photos of many of them on our Photos page.
Note: MMNHP = Minute Man National Historical Park, Lexington/Lincoln/Concord MA, www.nps.gov/mima
Sun, April 3, 2011, Lexington Green dress rehearsal for the Patriots Day reenactment, 2pm (units arrive 1pm). Rain date: Saturday, April 9, 2pm.
Sat, April 16, 2011, Battle Road reenactment, Hartwell Tavern and Captain William Smith house, MMNHP, Lincoln MA. 10 am-1 pm, main battle at 11 am from Bloody Angle to Hartwell Tavern.
Sat, April 16, 2011, Tower Park Battle, Munroe Tavern and Tower Park, 1332 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA, 3:30-5pm. Battle demonstration.
Mon, April 18, 2011, Lexington Green reenactment, Lexington Green, Lexington MA, 5:30am.
Mon, April 18, 2011, Mourn Arms Ceremony at British Graves, North Bridge, MMNHP, Monument St., Concord MA, 8:30 am.
Mon, April 18, 2011, Lexington Patriots Day Parade, 2pm. Mass. Ave. East Lexington through Lexington Center.
Sat, April 23, 2011, Revolutionary Graves Ceremony, Lincoln, MA, 2pm. March from Pierce House, 3 Weston Rd., along Old Lexington Rd. to the ceremony at the Town Cemetery and back.
Sat, April 23, 2011, Battle Road Heroes, Hartwell Tavern, MMNHP, Lincoln, MA, 7-8:30pm. Candle-lit tour to hear the personal stories of residents who lived along the Battle Road on April 19, 1775. $5 per person, $10 per family. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Minute Man National Park. The First Guards will portray the British army camp and will serve as guards for General Gage.
Sat-Sun, May 21-22, 2011, Needham Encampment, Ridge Hill Reservation, Charles River Street, Needham, MA, Sat. 10-4, battle at 1:30pm, Sun. 10-2:30, battle at 1pm. The scenario is a British raid on an American supply caravan moving from Boston to New York in May 1778.
Sun, June 12, 2011, Bunker Hill Parade, Charlestown, MA, 12:30pm, but be there by 10am to find parking.
Sat-Sun, June 18-19, 2011, Salem Maritime National Historic Site Encampment, Derby Wharf, 193 Derby Street, Salem MA, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. British encampment and drills to commemorate British General Thomas Gage's visit to Salem in 1774.
Sat, July 2, 2011, Boston Harborfest. The Redcoats invade the city! 9am: Morning drill in British camp on Boston Common, corner of Charles and Beacon Streets, then march to Fan Pier to board ship. 11am-noon, Long Wharf: The Guards arrive by sea and march up King (State), Queen (Court), and Tremont streets to the Boston Common. Noon-4:30pm: Redcoat military demonstrations and skirmishes with Colonial militia on Boston Common at 2pm and 4pm.
Sun, July 3, 2011, Boston Harborfest, First Foot Guards patrol the Freedom Trail. 10am-4pm.
Mon, July 4, 2011, Hingham July 4th Parade, Hingham, MA, 10am step off from Hingham High School on Pleasant Street and ending around 11am at Station Street. See web site below for parade route and parking.
Sat-Sun, July 9-10, 2011, Fort Sewall Encampment, Fort Sewall, Marblehead MA.
The Guards land by boat and skirmish with Colonial militia camped at the fort.
Sat-Sun, July 16-17, Wyoming Valley Massacre, Moon Lake State Park, Scranton, PA.
Sat-Sun, Aug 6-7, 2011, Old Sturbridge Village encampment, Sturbridge MA. Large scale reenactment, many units, including artillery, and large battles both days.
Sat-Sun, Aug 27-28, Battle of Rose Farm, 238 Bolton Center Road, Bolton CT. The scenario is a major British raid on the French march from Rhode Island in July 1781.
Sat-Sun, Sept 10-11, 2011, Fort Ticonderoga encampment, Ticonderoga NY. Large scale reenactment at reconstructed stone fortress on beautiful grounds overlooking Lake Champlain. Many units, including artillery, and large battles both days.
Sat-Sun, Sept 24-25, Revolutionary War Reenactment & Colonial Festival, Mount Harmon Plantation, Earleville, MD.
www.mountharmon.org/pdf/Mount Harmon Revolutionary War Reenactment Festival Press Release 2011.pdf
Sat-Sun, Oct 8-9, 2011, First Foot Guards encampment at Hartwell Tavern, MMNHP, Lincoln MA, 10am-5pm. Drills, marches, firing demonstrations, and camp life both days.
Sat, Oct 8, 2011, Battle Road Heroes, Hartwell Tavern, MMNHP, Lincoln MA, 7-8:30pm. Candle-lit tour to hear the personal stories of residents who lived along the Battle Road on April 19, 1775. $5 per person, $10 per family. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Minute Man National Park. The First Foot Guards will portray the British army camp and will serve as guards for General Gage.
Sat-Sun, Oct 15-16, Burning of Kingston, Kingston, NY. Large public battles both afternoons, morning tacticals, patrols.
Sat, Oct 29, 2011, Battle of The Red Horse Tavern, Wayside Inn, Sudbury MA. A day of military activities and battle re-enactments on the grounds of the historic Wayside Inn.