Listed below are the upcoming dates of activities and events of the Fairhaven Village Militia. Check back for updates.
The regular meetings of the Militia are held on the third Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the Fairhaven Academy Building, 141 Main Street.
Fall Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday and Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. Saturday to 3:00 p.m. Sunday
Cannon firing approx. 6:15 p.m. Saturday
Fort Phoenix, Fort Street, Fairhaven, MA
The Fairhaven Village Militia, the Fairhaven Office of Tourism and guests present a two-day historical encampment at Fort Phoenix. Talk to period costumed men and women about the fort’s history and life in the 1770s. See military drilling, flintlock musket and cannon firing demonstrations and camp cooking demonstrations. Try tomahawk throwing or children’s games. Also watch activities such as spinning, fire starting, demonstrations of 18th-Century dentistry, tin smithing, leather working, the firing of a privateer swivel cannon and more.
Saturday evening at sundown (approx. 6:15 p.m.) see a demonstration “night firing” of the fort’s five large cannons. Free. Handicap accessible.