Want an opportunity to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger for an immersive history experience this winter. Come to Fort Mifflin for a taste of life in early 19th century Philadelphia! Join the Regimental Brewmeister and our team of hearth cooks for a unique hands-on experience in early 19th century foodways. Take up an Apprentice position in the kitchen or brewery and become part of the team preparing an authentic meal for a visiting dignitary. At the end of the day, join fellow participants in the Cannonball Tavern to share the results of your labor.

Imagine: The year is 1824 and we are preparing a meal for a visit to Fort Mifflin by a hero of the American Revolution – Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier – better known at the Marquis de la Fayette. It is deep winter and resources are scarce but our team of Apprentices will work with authentic seasonal ingredients to prepare a meal fit for such a scenario. It will include hearty fare and good, spruce beer (a ration la Fayette would be familiar with after his service in Washington’s army!). They might even show you how to really fry a turkey.

Your Apprentice ticket entitles you to a close up, hands-on experience in the brewery or kitchen, robust sampling with seasonal and period-appropriate snacks throughout the day, and lots of period ale. At the end of the day, our apprentices and their masters will retire to the tavern to enjoy a all the meal shared served as it would be in 1824. We may even get lucky enough to have General Lafayette, hero of TWO Revolutions, sit down with us and discuss his visit to America.

General public tickets are also available and include the opportunity to observe all the activity in the kitchens and brewery, but at a distance and with no sampling. Of course, this is Fort Mifflin so there will also be guided tours, weapons demonstrations (shoot the cannon yourself!) and maybe even a few uninvited permanent residents.

Saturday, January 22 from 10 till 4 with the meal for Apprentices extending till 6 pm. See https://fortmifflin.ticketleap.com/cis-brew/ for details and to buy your tickets.

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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