Experience the ambiance of a colonial-era tavern in Philadelphia when Fort Mifflin transforms the Soldier’s Barracks into the Cannonball Tavern, complete with authentic beverages and hearty tavern fare. Enjoy tavern games, the warm glow of a cozy fire and the company of civilians and soldiers of the era. Outdoor fire pit and cannon demonstrations complete the scene. Period attire welcome but not required. Profits from this brand new event support educational programming.
Remember, Taverns are not just places to eat and drink, there are a vital part of everyday life in Colonial America. See Role of the Tavern in Colonial America.
Of course we do come to taverns to enjoy fine food and drink which is why the Colonial Brewer will be there with the following for you to enjoy:
- Edenton Tea Party Mead
- Battle of the Bees Mead
- Spruce Beer
- Fish House Punch
- Black Tea Punch (Les Ford’s original)
- and maybe a few other special offerings
We will also have tavern games and entertainments.
The tavern bar features beverages crafted in the authentic 18th century manner from period recipes as well as limited contemporary choices. Your paid admission includes a sample of an authentic period beverage, then pay as you go for food and bar with complimentary non alcoholic choices. Historic theme silent auction. Profits from this event support educational programming. ** Adults only. Be prepared to show ID at the event entrance. No outside food or drink permitted.
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY! Extend your experience and spend the night in the Soldier’s Barracks or Casemates, or camp out on the Parade Ground. This opportunity valid only with purchase of a Tavern ticket and must be purchased by March 19