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CANCELLED Battle of Bound Brook Re-enactment

April 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

Free

Living History Weekend at The Abraham Staats House

The two-day event features 18th-century street battles, military drills and camp life, portrayed by living history reenactors as American and British troops, camp followers, sutlers (merchants selling goods) and others of that period.

Whether you are looking for a family-fun experience, a history buff, a visitor to the area or searching for a new, interesting event to attend, each year’s living history weekend at the Battle of Bound Brook is unique, fun and exciting. Learn about and experience this important period in New Jersey and American history.

Historic House Tours & Lecture with the purchase of the Weekend Pass
Adults: $10; Seniors & 18 year and under: $5; Family(up to 5 members): $20

Grounds and Street Battles: FREE

For more information about the event, please go to our Battle of  Bound Brook page: www.staatshouse.org/events/battle-of-bound-brook/

2020 Weekend activities included:

Saturday: (grounds open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

  • 10:30 a.m. street battle reenactment at the Old Stone Arch Bridge in Bound Brook, and
  • 1:30 p.m. street battle on Main Street, South Bound Brook, (Weston Canal Road to Maple Avenue) featuring American and British units portraying the soldiers of the American Revolution.

Sunday: (grounds open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Soldiers Drills on the grounds of the Abraham Staats House. (Free)
  • 1:00 p.m. – Lecture: Robert A. Mayers presenting his soon to be published book “Middlebrook The Revolutionary Campground That Saved America” followed by a book signing of previously published books. (Weekend Pass required for lecture and book signing)
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Battle on the grounds of the Abraham Staats House featuring Patriotic and Loyalist units portraying the soldiers of the American Revolution (Free)

All Weekend at the Abraham Staats House, 17 von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook

  • Grounds are Free: 18th century Soldiers’ Encampment on the grounds of the Abraham Staats House, 17 von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook, 08880. Come walk through camp and see what life was like for American and British troops during the time of the American Revolution.
  • Exhibits, period music, special activities focused on the Colonial Era.
  • Historic house tours: The Abraham Staats House, with the original structure c. 1740, was home to the Staats family for nearly 200 years and served as the headquarters for George Washington’s “Drillmaster” Baron von Steuben.

Parking for events in South Bound Brook is available along Main Street, in the Elm Street Parking Lot and along public streets in the area of the Soldiers Encampment. Parking in Bound Brook is available throughout the town and in Billian Park. Intermittent street closings are expected during the weekend in South Bound Brook, and Bound Brook to accommodate the march of the soldiers.

Details

Date:
April 18, 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.staatshouse.org/events/

Venue

NJ United States + Google Map

Other

Registration Required
No
Indoor/Outdoor
Outdoor

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