Event Details

Patriots Day at OSV

Time: April 15, 2013 from 9:30am to 5pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
City/Town: Sturbridge
Website or Map: http://www.osv.org
Phone: 800-SEE-1830
Event Type: patriots day, osv
Organized By: Old Sturbridge Village
Latest Activity: Mar 7, 2013

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Event Description

Join us in learning how the start of the Revolutionary War affected a small New England community, a highlight of special school vacation week events.

See a recreation of the "alarm of 1775" when the Meetinghouse bell will ring and the Sturbridge militia will muster on the Common.

New! Meet the surgeon from the U.S.S. Constitution, who will describe the life and practice of medicine aboard "Old Ironsides" during the War of 1812.

Other special events include fife and drum music throughout the day and musket ball-making demonstrations.  Visitors can also create a Revolutionary War musket cartridge.

Meet the men on both sides of the Revolution.  A minuteman and a loyalist will talk about their differences - from uniforms to philosophy.

Young visitors are invited to learn how to drill and march with muskets on the Common, using instructions from the official 1776 drill manual.

All visitors can make their own paper "tri-corn" hat and see Revolutionary War weapons forged at the Blacksmith Shop.

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