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Visit historic Fort Mifflin to learn about the site and Private “Yankee Doodle,” who wrote about his experiences while stationed at the fort during the Revolutionary War.
Private Joseph Plumb Martin served at Fort Mifflin during the 1777 siege and later wrote about his experience in a memoir published under the title “Private Yankee Doodle.”
During the weekend’s events, explore daily life in the garrison with the 4th CT Regiment and try your hand at some of the tasks of improving the Fort’s defenses including the construction of a scale model of a chevaux de frise, underwater obstacles that were a feat of 18th century military engineering! See original examples in the exhibit space and then observe construction of a model under the direction of the 4th CT Regiment.
Meet Joseph Plumb Martin himself (as interpreted by our own Mike Kalichak!) as he reflects on his adventures in his country’s service as he prepares to write his memoir, years after the war. Special program at 1 pm SUNDAY ONLY.
Guided tours, musket and camp life demonstrations PLUS the opportunity to set sail and see the Fort as the British did with a 1-hour sail on the Schooner Northwind! Limited tickets for the Schooner Northwind will be available at the event but to guarantee your seat and preferred time, purchase tickets in advance.