Where: The historic Amos Greene Farm off Rt. 112 in Charlestown What: The Charlestown Historical Society will present a Revolutionary War Encampment. Parking: Park at the Charlestown Elementary School, 363 Carolina Back Road (Rt. 112). There will be a two-minute shuttle bus to take visitors to the farm site beginning at 10:00AM. Cost: A donation of $5.00 for adults ,14 years and over, is suggested.
The Amos Greene Farm, active in the mid 1700’s, was host to Revolutionary War musters and gatherings. Amos and his descendants lived and worked on this land that became a vital part of Charlestown’s early history.
The encampment will be portrayed by the 2nd RI Regiment, British, 54th of Foot, Peters Corp. , Queen’s Loyal Rangers, the 13th Regiment of the Continental Line and Le Régiment Bourbonnais. The day will include skirmishes pitting the Americans and French against the British , a reading of the Declaration of Independence , an historical cemetery visit and daily camp life exhibitions. Also performing will be the Cape Cod Blue Jackets Fife & Drum Corp.
Historically-related vendors and crafts exhibitions will showcase a blacksmith presentation, ropeworks, colonial cooking, weaving and Native American wampum art.