Grand Encampment of the American Revolution

Sat Sep 18th, 2021 to Sun Sep 19th, 2021 - All Day
The largest Revolutionary War reenactment in North America for 2021. (Photo by Bruce Neumann)

The Brigade of the American Revolution, the British Brigade and the Continental Line converge on Old Fort Niagara to present the largest reenactment of the American Revolution in North America for 2021. Hundreds of participants will perform battle demonstrations, educational programs and living history activities during the weekend. This is an educational and fun event for the entire family; the largest at the fort this year. 

Admission is $16.00 per person (no discounts) Under 6 free. 

Purchase advance tickets here: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raid-and-retribution-tickets-170026472757

Tickets will also be available at the door. 

Schedule:

Saturday

9:00 a.m. Colors Ceremony, Formations. Period Drill.

11:00 a.m. Battle (arrive by 10:30)

Noon Drill competition

1:00 p.m. Field Music Demonstration

1:30 p.m. Artillery Battle

2:00 p.m. Battle

3:30 p.m. Artillery Demonstration

7:00 p.m. Evening Battle (Doors close at 6:00 p.m.) Be here by then. 

Sunday

9:00 a.m. Church Service, Colors

10:00 a.m. Presentation- Loyalist and Native Refugees

11:00 a.m. Battle

Noon People of the Army

1:00 p.m. Field Music Demonstration

1:30 p.m. Artillery Battle

2:00 p.m. Battle

3:30 p.m. Artillery Demonstration

The British Brigade

The British Brigade portrays the British, Provincial, French Canadian, First Nations (Aboriginal Canadians), American Indians and German units that served with the Crown Forces during the American Revolutionary War. We bring together hundreds of soldiers and camp followers at weekend historical reenacting encampments, with the ultimate goal of educating the public by displaying a detailed, accurate portrayal of British Army camp life of the late 1700s. Visit one of our many events to witness tent-lined streets filled with red, blue, and green-coated men performing daily duties and practicing drills.

At weekend events, the British Brigade Army forms for battle against the Rebel forces where one can see, amid the clouds of powder smoke and crash of musketry, battalions of men maneuvering into action. Infantry, artillery, and cavalry recreate the detailed evolutions of the 18th century's most famous army.

The Brigade of the American Revolution

The Brigade of the American Revolution, formed in 1962, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) living history association dedicated to recreating the life and times of the common soldier of the American War for Independence, 1775-1783. With a focus on quality-researched interpretation, the Brigade conducts annual schools and educational seminars featuring experts from numerous fields of 18th Century study. The Brigade looks forward to returning to Old Fort Niagara for this Grand Encampment and thanks all of those involved in the planning process.

The Continental Line

The Continental Line, Inc., established in 1987 and incorporated in 1995 as a not-for-profit organization in the state of Pennsylvania, is an educational organization of recreated units representing the Continental Army, the Continental Artillery, the Continental Marines, the State Navies, the various colonial militias, and units in the service of the French King during the American Revolution.

The Line, which assembles units from Georgia to New Hampshire, was organized to promote a better understanding of the history of the United States during the time our nation won its independence from Great Britain. These units share in public battle scenarios, 18th Century diversions, as well as various aspects and interpretations of a soldier’s life during The American Revolution.

 

General Events Event

Hours of Operation

January through March, Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (Closed Monday-Thursday)

April- May, Open Wednesday through Sunday. (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

Memorial Day to Labor Day, Open 7 Days per week.

September- December, Open Wednesday through Sunday (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

The fort will be open Christmas week, Monday through Friday, December 26 - 31. 

General Admission

Adults:

$15.00

Children (6 to 12 years) 

$10.00

Children (5 and under):

  FREE

 

 

 

 

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Old Fort Niagara is operated by the Old Fort Niagara Association, an independent, not-for-profit organization established in 1927. We do not rely on tax dollars. Instead, the Fort is funded through a combination of admission fees, museum shop sales, and charitable contributions.

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