For both days of the Siege this weekend, we assembled and ran a tavern. Admittedly, it was Loyalist Country and the abiding presence of the 1NJV and various Privateers may have limited how many Continental soldiers were present but we had a great experience and I have been asked by many to ensure that this is a permanent feature of reenactments at Fort Mifflin in the future.

We had games; a menu that included beer, coffee, hot chocolate, and small snacks; as well as programs by the Colonial Spymaster, presentation of Loyalty Oaths, and sea shanties by the Seadogs. We even had a paranormal encounter. All in all, this was a great weekend.

Enjoy the following images courtesy of John Hurt and Key Photo:

Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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