Back to All Events

Revolutionary War Weekend (VA)

Step back in time during one of the largest Revolutionary War re-enactments in the country at the estate of General Washington in Mount Vernon, VA, near Washington DC. Saturday and Sunday, 9am-5pm

Mount Vernon’s serene 12-acre field transforms into a battleground as hundreds of Continentals, Redcoats, and Hessians conduct military drills, perform cavalry demonstrations, and engage in 18th-century battle reenactments. Throughout the weekend, wander through the encampment and meet the soldiers, discuss military techniques, and meet General Washington. Young visitors can join a youth muster on the bowling green and participate in 18th-century demonstrations to understand life as a soldier in the Continental Army of the American War of Independence.

Silhouettes By Hand is a special guest artisan, set up indoors in the museum itself - conveniently located near the Gift Shop and eateries. Enjoy the festivities outdoors - rest yourself indoors with a fortifying meal, and capture your experience with your own historic silhouette portrait made in the traditional style, freehand with only scissors.

Event information is at this link