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    National Historical Park New Jersey

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Encampment Weekend

Encampment weekend

The Continental Army encampment comes to life in Jockey Hollow!

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The Continental Army encampment comes to life! Join us the weekend of April 5th and 6th as soldiers, their wives and their children return to Jockey Hollow for our Encampment Weekend. It's an event full of activities for the whole family.

Encampment Weekend will let you discover the experiences a soldier went through during the Spring of 1780 in Jockey Hollow. Throughout the encampment site you will be able to experience many parts of camp life. See cooking demonstrations, or participate in our Kid's Drill, where the whole family can learn to be colonial soldiers. Re-enactors will demonstrate various Revolutionary War military tactics and maneuvers throughout the weekend, and the best part is that all activities are free!

For additional information call 973-539-2016 ext. 210.

Encampment Schedule
9 am:
Camp Opens: The Continental Army resumes their encampment of Jockey Hollow. Come and meet the soldiers and camp followers as they drill, prepare food and talk about how they survived the "Hard Winter."

10:30 am to Noon: Ongoing Activities: Experience games played by children during the Revolution at the Wick House and 18th Century life in the Soldiers Camp.

10:30 am: Military Drill and Demonstration: Hear the crack of the musket as soldiers demonstrate infantry maneuvers of the Revolutionary War.

11 am: Children's Drill: Kids can become new recruits and try their hands at the musket drill under the watchful eye of the drill sergeant at the Wick House.

1 pm to 5 pm: Ongoing Activities: Experience games played by children during the Revolution at the Wick House and 18th Century life in the Soldiers Camp.

1:30 pm: Military Drill Demonstration: Hear the crack of the musket as soldiers demonstrate infantry maneuvers of the Revolutionary War.

2 pm: Children's Drill: Kids can become new recruits and try their hands at the musket drill under the watchful eye of the drill sergeant at the Wick House.

3 pm: Military Drill Demonstration: Hear the crack of the musket as soldiers demonstrate infantry maneuvers of the Revolutionary War.

3:45 pm: Children's Drill: Kids can become new recruits and try their hands at the musket drill under the watchful eye of the drill sergeant at the Wick House.

5 pm: Camp Closes: Thank you for joining us in celebration of Encampment Weekend 2014.

Participating Reenactment Units:
2nd New Jersey Regiment, Helms' Company
1st Continental Regiment of Foot
Mott's Artillery (Sunday Only)
5th Pennsylvania Regiment
Lamb's Artillery
Morgan's Rifles
6th Pennsylvania Regiment
German Regiment
9th Pennsylvania Light Infantry
3rd Pennsylvania Regiment
Glover's Marblehead Regiment (Saturday Only)

Schedule and Participant list is subject to change. Current as of 3/27/2014

Did You Know?

Dr James Thacher

“We reached this wilderness, about three miles from Morristown where we are building log huts for winter quarters. The snow on the ground is about two feet deep, and the weather extremely cold.” – Dr James Thacher, Continental Army Surgeon, 1779.