Saturday, May 21, 10am-5pm and Sunday May 22, 10am-2pm – The lawn of the 1809 Hedge House in downtown Plymouth will be the setting for the 17th century encampment featuring members of both the New Plimmoth Gard and the Piscataqua Company, as well as craftspeople demonstrating a variety of 17th century arts including blacksmithing, period clothing construction, and more.
This event is free and open to the public and is suitable for all ages. Visitors will be able to wander throughout the encampment, and engage with the reenactors as they portray members of the Plymouth and Piscataqua colonies. Throughout both days there will be multiple demonstrations of 17th century military arts, including musket, pike and sword. There will be activities for children to participate in, as well as craftspeople demonstrating 17th century techniques and displaying wares. There will be a focus on the fur trade, its importance to the colonists, and portrayals of the dispute that took place in 1634.
Also, visit the 1677 Harlow House at 119 Sandwich Street on Saturday, May 21 from 10am-2pm. There will be Guided Tours and Craft Demonstrations. Free!