Join the Continental Army
Attendees are encouraged to participate in the series of four Saturday training sessions in order to advance in skills and be promoted within the ranks of the Continental Army. Topics covered will be different each month and build upon the previous sessions. Children must be at least seven years old to participate in the Continental Army program. Children who cannot participate in the full four-part series are welcome to participate on any of the four Saturdays in the Army Essentials program during which they will learn the basic drills and commands of the Continental Army. The Army Essentials program is open to children of all ages.
Programs take place on the first Saturday of each month from January through April*
Programs begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Visitor Center. Please arrive by 10:45 to "muster", or sign in.
No reservations necessary. Weather dependent, activities will take place outdoors, so please dress accordingly and wear sturdy shoes.
For additional program questions contact Bill Troppman, 610-783-1075.
*A special Join the Continental Army program will take place on President's Day Monday during the park's celebration of Washington's Birthday. "Soldiers" will receive a formal inspection by the Commander-in-Chief, General Washington himself in addition to taking part in a multitude of special birthday activities.
Did You Know?
Varnum's brigade contained the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, a unit largely made up of African American and Native American soldiers. The unit symbolizes the diversity of the army - a diversity not seen again for many years.