237th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington
Sunday, November 17, 2013
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
In commemoration of the 237th anniversary of the Revolutionary War's Battle of Fort Washington, members of the Brigade of the American Revolution will set up camp on Fort Tryon Park's Cafe Lawn. Visitors will travel back in time and see demonstrations of how the Continental Army functioned during America's War for Independence.
There will be arts and crafts for kids compliments of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Morris Jumel Mansion. Revolutionary War Heroine Margaret Corbin will be giving tours of the battle area. In addition, a blacksmith will demonstrate his craft, historian Cal Snyder, author of Out of Fire and Valor: The War Memorials of New York from the Revolution to 9/11, and local historian James Renner will display historic photographs and maps.
Dress in your finest colonial costume for a chance to win cool prizes. Costume contest categories will be most authentic and most creative.
Come and reconnect to Fort Tryon Park's revolutionary war history.