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New Paltz in the War for Independence

  • DuBois Fort Lawn 81 Huguenot Street New Paltz, NY, 12561 United States (map)

Historic Huguenot Street will host a Revolutionary War encampment on Saturday, July 7, with the 5th New York Regiment. The original 5th New York Regiment included many soldiers from Orange and Ulster counties.

At the camp site, living historians from the 5th New York Regiment will demonstrate marching and drilling, showing how arms at the time were handled and fired. An armament demonstration will display various types of muskets and weaponry while members of the regiment explain how they were used, fired, and maintained. Wedge-style tents and a dining “fly” will serve as the backdrop on the Huguenot Street grounds.

Additional demonstrations and displays will reveal aspects of civilian life, including candle making, woodworking, musket ball and cartridge manufacturing, and colonial cooking. Children can participate in reenactment military drills and various colonial games. 

The encampment is free and open to the public, rain or shine.