Militia Muster

When:
September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2019-09-21T10:00:00-04:00
2019-09-21T16:00:00-04:00
Where:
Historic St. Mary's City
47414 Old State House Rd
St Marys City, MD 20686
USA
Cost:
$10 adult; $9 senior; $6 youth; free to ages 5 and younger, and to Friends members
Contact:
Visitor Center
(240) 895-4990

Experience the sights, smells, and sounds of a 17th-century militia encampment.

10:00 — 4:00  The St. Maries Citty Militia, our host militia, is a volunteer group of men, women, and children who re-create a colonial Maryland “armed band” at Maryland’s first capital.  This living history encampment features 17th-century re-enactment units from all over the East Coast.  Please enjoy the camp activities:  cooking, gossiping, trade, games, etc.

10:30  “Have a care!”  Members of the militia demonstrate how to drill with pike, and fire their musket.  Guaranteed to end with a bang!  (duration:  approximately 30 minutes)

11:30  See what it takes to be a member of the militia in the 17th century.  This is an opportunity for children to practice their military marching, as well as their musket and pike skills.  (duration:  approximately 20 minutes)

12:00  Enjoy all the smells of camp cooking as the various groups prepare and partake of their midday meals.  Feel free to ask about the food prepared, but no drooling, please!

1:00  A criminal comedy.  John Salter is on trial for pig thievery, among other things.  Come find out if he is guilty until proven innocent.

2:00  See what it takes to be a member of the militia in the 17th century.  This is an opportunity for children to practice their military marching, as well as their musket and pike skills.  (duration:  approximately 20 minutes) 

3:00  Have a care!  Members of the militia demonstrate how to drill with pike, and fire their musket.  Guaranteed to end with a bang!  (duration:  approximately 30 minutes)

The Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation is closed today, while household members participate in Muster activities.  Please visit our other sites:  the reconstructed Brick Chapel of 1667, the Town Center, and the Maryland Dove.