Historic Weapons Program
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Ranger performs nusket demonstration
Park Ranger dressed in Continental Army uniform performs a musket program
Nicole Mizerak

Quick Facts

GETTING READY FOR 2016:

A Call to Action
Action Item:
History Lesson
State:
Pennsylvania
Year Accomplished:
2012

Historic Weapons Program Supervisor Marc Brier provided Superintendent Hammond an overview of the black powder program and a tour of the artillery magazine on August 9.  The familiarization tour included an overview of weapon storage and security, black powder storage and handling, visitor and employee safety, certification of personnel and inspection procedures.  Trained and certified I&E staff provided musket and artillery demonstrations and re-enactments of the continental soldiers' drills throughout the summer as living history demonstrations of Baron Von Stueben's successful training methods at Valley Forge which brought the soldiers to a skill level equal to their professional opponents and enabled the Continental Army to go on to win the Revolutionary War.