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1777 British Occupation Living History Event

August 26, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
FREE
Location: Newport Historical Society Walking Tours
82 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-0813

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The American Revolution will come to life in the heart of colonial Newport on the afternoon of Saturday August 26. Over 50 costumed interpreters will recreate aspects from the summer of 1777 on Aquidneck Island during the first year of the British occupation. Reenactment scenarios will range from the capture of General Prescott by the American Rebels, to a demonstration of the auctioning of scarce food items and goods, to the ever-intimidating presence of British guards.

1777 British Occupation Living History Event