Reenactor demonstration at Morristown NHP's Spring Encampment in Jockey Hollow.

April 23 and 24, 2022 Spring Encampment at Jockey Hollow

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

Free Admission

 

Morristown, NJ – Jockey Hollow will come to life on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, when re-enactors from across the northeast arrive for Morristown National Historical Park’s Spring 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 11 am. On Saturday, camp concludes at 4 pm and on Sunday camp concludes at 3:30 pm.

 

The schedule is as follows:

 Saturday, April 23

*10:30 am:  Inspection of the Troops

*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:  Regimental Assembly Retreat for the Evening

 

Sunday, April 24

*10 am:  Hike to the Huts with the Soldiers

*12:30 pm:  Inspection of the Troops

*1 pm:  Firing Demonstration and Drill

*1:30 pm:  Children’s Drill

*3 pm:  Firing Demonstration and Drill

 

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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

 

Article & Photo Courtesy of the Morristown NHP

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