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New Paltz in the War for Independence

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July 07, 2018


Historic Huguenot Street

New Paltz

All Ages


Event description:

Historic Huguenot Street will host a Revolutionary War encampment 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. 

Sponsored by Americas Best Value Inn of New Paltz.

Address: 81 Huguenot St.
DuBois Fort Lawn
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: 845-255-1660