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Fairhaven Village Militia Revolutionary War Encampment

Add to Your Calendar: 09/25/2021 14:00 09/25/2021 19:00 America/New_York Fairhaven Village Militia Revolutionary War Encampment
Come join the Fairhaven Village Militia and Wareham Minuteman and Militia Company as we demonstrate a militia encampment at Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven, MA.
Talk to period costumed men and women about the fort’s history and life in the 1770s. There will be various activities and demonstrations throughout the day. See military drilling, flintlock musket firing and cannon firing demonstrations and camp cooking demonstrations. Also see activities such as tinsmithing, leather working, carpentry, sewing, fire starting, and more.
Be sure to be present at dusk on Saturday night when all 5 of the fort's cannons will be fired ! Approx. 6:45pm
Free. Handicap accessible.
 
Fort Phoenix is an American Revolutionary War-era fort located at the entrance to the Fairhaven-New Bedford harbor, south of U.S. 6 in Fort Phoenix Park in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. The fort was originally built in 1775 without a name, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Just off the fort in Buzzards Bay was the first naval engagement of the American Revolution, the Battle off Fairhaven on 14 May 1775.On 5-6 September 1778, the fort was destroyed by the British when they raided the harbor. A force under Major Israel Fearing drove off the British, both at the fort and when they attempted an attack on the town the next day. The fort was then renamed Fort Fearing. In 1784 it was given the name "Fort Phoenix" after the mythical bird that rose from its own ashes.The fort was rebuilt in 1798, and rebuilt again in 1808 with 12 guns with Commonwealth resources, contemporary with but not part of the second system of US fortifications.In the War of 1812, bombarded the fort on 13 June 1814 when the local militia refused to surrender some guns. After an exchange of fire Nimrod sailed away. Local accounts differ as to whether she launched boats carrying a landing party that were driven off, or not. This event is confused in some references with an attack by the same ship on Falmouth on 29 January 1814.

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Date – Time

September 25, 2021 – 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location

Fort Phoenix
3 Fort St
Fairhaven, MA 02719 US

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Come join the Fairhaven Village Militia and Wareham Minuteman and Militia Company as we demonstrate a militia encampment at Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven, MA.
Talk to period costumed men and women about the fort’s history and life in the 1770s. There will be various activities and demonstrations throughout the day. See military drilling, flintlock musket firing and cannon firing demonstrations and camp cooking demonstrations. Also see activities such as tinsmithing, leather working, carpentry, sewing, fire starting, and more.
Be sure to be present at dusk on Saturday night when all 5 of the fort's cannons will be fired ! Approx. 6:45pm
Free. Handicap accessible.
 
Fort Phoenix is an American Revolutionary War-era fort located at the entrance to the Fairhaven-New Bedford harbor, south of U.S. 6 in Fort Phoenix Park in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. The fort was originally built in 1775 without a name, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Just off the fort in Buzzards Bay was the first naval engagement of the American Revolution, the Battle off Fairhaven on 14 May 1775.On 5-6 September 1778, the fort was destroyed by the British when they raided the harbor. A force under Major Israel Fearing drove off the British, both at the fort and when they attempted an attack on the town the next day. The fort was then renamed Fort Fearing. In 1784 it was given the name "Fort Phoenix" after the mythical bird that rose from its own ashes.The fort was rebuilt in 1798, and rebuilt again in 1808 with 12 guns with Commonwealth resources, contemporary with but not part of the second system of US fortifications.In the War of 1812, bombarded the fort on 13 June 1814 when the local militia refused to surrender some guns. After an exchange of fire Nimrod sailed away. Local accounts differ as to whether she launched boats carrying a landing party that were driven off, or not. This event is confused in some references with an attack by the same ship on Falmouth on 29 January 1814.