Encampment Weekend 2019

A cannon is fired by 5 men dressed as Continental soldiers, with a billow of smoke coming from the mouth of the cannon.
Artillery firing demonstration provides quite a BOOM for visitors.
 

Date: Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2019
Location: Jockey Hollow -- Wick House and orchard area
Time: 10 am to 4 pm (both days)

The event is FREE
Join us for our annual encampment weekend!

Grand Encampment at Jockey Hollow April 6 and 7, 2019

Morristown National Historical Park hosts its largest special event of the year Free Admission

Jockey Hollow will come to life on Saturday April 6th and Sunday, April 7th as re-enactors from across the Northeast arrive for the park’s Grand Encampment. The special event focuses on the life and times of soldiers and civilians during the Revolutionary War. It's an event full of activities for the whole family.

Highlights for the weekend include demonstrations in camp of cooking, sewing, and other camp chores, military maneuvers and musket firing, and a special “children’s muster,” where children can learn to drill and march like Revolutionary soldiers.

The event opens at 10 am each morning and concludes at 4 pm each afternoon.

Event Schedule:

Saturday, April 6th
  • 10:30 am Inspection of the Troops
  • 11 am Firing Demonstration and Drill
  • 1 pm Firing Demonstration and Drill
  • 1:30 pm Children’s Drill
  • 3 pm Firing Demonstration and Drill
  • 3:30 pm Children’s Drill
  • 4 pm Camp Competition– Musket Speed Loading and Cannonball Toss
Sunday, April 7th
  • 10:30 am Children’s Drill
  • 12:30 pm Inspection of the Troops
  • 1 pm Firing Demonstration and Drill
  • 1:30 pm Children’s Drill
  • 2 pm Camp Competition – Trap Ball and Three Men’s Morris
  • 3 pm Firing Demonstration and Drill
  • 4 pm Regimental Assembly Retreat for the Evening
All activities are free and take place at Jockey Hollow. The GPS Address is 580- 600 Tempe Wick Road Morristown, NJ 07980. For more information call 973-539-2016 x-210 or visit www.nps.gov/morr.



Encampment Muster Roll (participating reenacting groups):
2nd New Jersey Regiment (Host Unit)

Stay tuned for details!

Last updated: March 29, 2019

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Mailing Address:

30 Washington Place
Morristown, NJ 07960

Phone:

(973) 539-2016 x210

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