Dates:

06/02/2018

Times:

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event URL:

www.indiankingfriends.org

Features:

Free

Once again, it’s a big day for the Indian King Tavern Museum. Re-enactors portraying the Red Coats and the rebel Colonialists will face-off in a skirmish in downtown Haddonfield at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2.

The sixth annual re-enactment marks the 240th anniversary of the conflict in Haddonfield on the soldiers’ march to Monmouth, New Jersey, where there was a battle four days later. Hosted by the Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum, this event is free and family friendly, and tells the tale of Haddonfield’s rich Revolutionary War heritage. Haddonfield residents and shop owners are warned to bury their valuables as the Red Coats will be “looting and pillaging.”

The day’s events begin at 10 a.m. on June 2, when the Second Pennsylvania Regiment – the Continentals – will encamp at the Indian King Tavern Museum until the troops foray with the First Battalion of New Jersey Volunteers (Red Coats).

Kings Highway from Haddon Avenue to Grove Street will close just before 1 p.m. as the Red Coats will march upon the Indian King and encounter a regiment of Colonial Patriots. There will be plenty of sidewalk space for viewing and cheering along Kings Highway.  The soldiers will arrive at 1 p.m. – the British are very prompt – and the conflict should take about 20 minutes, so don’t be late.  Soldier reenactors will be available to meet visitors after the skirmish. Later in the afternoon, children can march in formation with wooden muskets in front of the Tavern Museum. Also tours of the historic tavern will be offered all day.

THANK YOU to Remington and Vernick Engineers for sponsoring this event.


Location:

233 Kings Hwy E Haddonfield, Camden 08033