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Whitall House/ Red Bank Battlefield

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100 Hessian Avenue
National Park, NJ 08063 United States
856 853-5120 http://www.gloucestercountynj.gov/depts/p/parks/parkgolf/redbank/default.asp

In 1748, Quakers Ann and James Whitall established a 400-acre plantation at Red Bank along the Delaware River. This bustling plantation included fruit orchards, a lumberyard, a shad fishery, livestock and a ferry. Together, Ann and James raised nine children who worked the plantation alongside dozens of indentured servants hailing from Ireland, the Netherlands, and Germany.

In 1777, the American Revolution interrupted life at Red Bank when American forces constructed For Mercer next to the Whitall House. On October 22, 1777, Colonel Christopher Green’s Rhode Island Regiment inflicted heavy losses on Hessian soldiers and the Whitall home served as a field hospital. Hundreds of Hessian soldiers lost their lives in the battle and were buried just north of the house. The Whitall family never forgave the American forces for the devastation they inflicted on their beloved property.

One Sunday a month, the House and Fort offer special programs focusing on an aspect of the park’s history. Ever wonder how people made clothes in the 1700″s? What was it like to be a Revolutionary soldier? How did women prepare meals? Why is Fort Mercer so important to Revolutionary history? Heritage Days are always family friendly and filled with great activities for everyone to enjoy.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Colonial Crafts: Hearth Cooking at Red Bank Battlefield

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Whitall House/ Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Avenue
National Park, NJ 08063 United States
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During this four hour course you will learn the art of cooking with a hearth just like they did in the 18th century! You and your class mates will work together to create a classic 18th century meal that you can all enjoy at the end of your class. Reservations are required and there is a limit of 6 people per hearth cooking class. Class cost is $30 per person. For more information or to make your reservation call 856-307-6456.…

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Colonial Crafts: Terrariums

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whitall House/ Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Avenue
National Park, NJ 08063 United States
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This course will go over the art of terrariums, and the result will be a terrarium you can take home! Reservations are required and there is a class cost of $10. For more information or the make your reservation call 856-307-6456. For more information click here.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Colonial Crafts: Herba Tea/Windowsill Herbs

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whitall House/ Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Avenue
National Park, NJ 08063 United States
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Learn about herbal teas, and what herbs are best for windowsill displays. Reservations are required and there is a class cost of $10. For more information or to make you reservation call 856-307-6456. For more information click here.

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Colonial Crafts: Felted Flower Fairies

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whitall House/ Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Avenue
National Park, NJ 08063 United States
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This two hour course will result in the creation of your own felted flower fairy! Reservations are required and there is a class cost of $10. For more information or to make your reservation call 856-307-6456. For more information click here.

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