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Washington’s Encampment at Dey Mansion
Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
One event on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 10:00 am
The Dey Mansion is hosting an encampment in commemoration of General George Washington’s visit to the Preakness Valley on Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
During October of 1780, General George Washington and his troops were encamped at the Dey Mansion, home of Colonel Theunis Dey, as well as the surrounding area to await word on the arrival of the French Army. The Dey Mansion offered abundant food and a safe haven for the Continental Army.
Come and learn what life was like as a soldier during the American Revolution. Watch soldiers cleaning their muskets while women prepare meals. Some officers may be drilling with their men while others plan for battle or play cards. Special appearances will be made by New Jersey’s local militia and the continental army. The day will be filled with 18th century games, music, demonstrations and crafters.