This weekend is one of our favorite events at Jamestown Settlement. Hundreds of re enactors set up camp at the Settlement and depict soldiers from throughout History.
This Weekend, 3/20-3/21 – from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday – visitors will experience the past and present the re enactors show uniforms, weapons and military tactics throughout the centuries. The event also displays a variety of military vehicles and equipment.
Re-enactors will portray soldiers from Roman times, the medieval period, Hundred Years’ War, War of the Roses, French and Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812, and American Civil War. Re-enactors depicting World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War and the Falklands War will take visitors through the 20th century. The Virginia Army National Guard will represent the present.
The weekend event will feature musical performances from The Federal City Brass Band, re-creating a Union Army regimental brass band from the 1860s, and Ladies for Liberty, singing Andrews Sisters-style music of the World War II era.
Performances also feature folk musician Bob Zentz; Barry and Lynn Trott, with music of the 16th and 17th centuries; David Gardner, performing 18th-century Scottish fiddle; David and Ginger Hildebrand, playing music of the American colonial period and the War of 1812; and the Old Cigar Box String Band, offering string band versions of songs from the American Revolution to the 20th century.
Artillery-firing demonstrations will be presented at noon Saturday and Sunday, with weapons ranging from a 17th-century swivel gun to a modern-day howitzer.
A cannon salute near military demonstration field at 1 p.m.
A military pass-in-review, led by The Federal City Brass Band, will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday and will feature recognition of re-enactor units judged on camp sites, clothing and cooking presentations, and field demonstrations.
Don’t miss this yearly event!
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