Jun 12

Revolutionary War Encampment

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Event Time: 10am-4pm

7 Commercial Street, Rockport. Rt. 1.

The Troops at Camden, a living history group portraying local soldiers and civilians during the Revolutionary War, will be holding a one-day encampment the Camden-Rockport Historical Society Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is family friendly and free to the public. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the history of Camden and Penobscot Bay during the American Revolution; the equipment and weapons of the local soldiers, including loading and firing of muskets; food preparation and campfire cooking; and medical treatment of the 18th century. Some musket demonstrations will take place.

Susan Reidy will demonstrate 18th century cooking techniques throughout the day. In addition, at 1 p.m., visitors may choose to take a walk with a soldier to neighboring Merryspring Nature Center to view the site of the main camp of the soldiers defending Camden Harbor. The Historical Society’s 1770s Homestead, which was the site of a Revolutionary War outpost, is located next to Hannaford on Route 1 in Rockport. For more information contact the Camden-Rockport Historical Society at CRHSME@myfairpoint.net and on Facebook.

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About Camden-Rockport Historical Society / Conway House

7 Commercial Street
Rockport, ME 04856
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(207) 236-2257


Built about 1770 by the Thorndike family, the Conway Homestead is one of the earliest houses in the region and depicts daily life through the 1930s. On the National Register of Historic Places and Maine State Register of Historic Sites. Adjacent museum, barn, sugar shack, and blacksmith shop with educational displays of midcoast life through the centuries. Includes photographs, artifacts, quilts, vintage clothing, and much more. Open June through September. Please check our website or call the museum for hours of operation.


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