Date: Monday, April 17th
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Faulkner Homestead
Come travel back in time with us to learn why we celebrate Patriots Day in Acton as the start of both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. What better place to do it than at the Faulkner Homestead, the home of Col. Francis Faulkner in 1775, and Col. Winthrop E. Faulkner in 1861!
The fore-yard of the Faulkner House will be filled with Colonial families awaiting news of their militia men, as visitors experience 18th-century home life with demonstrations of cooking, animal husbandry, and of textile production.
The hillside behind the house will be the setting for the 1860s, where our Civil War troops will be encamped, welcoming guests to engage with soldiers and camp followers alike. We even anticipate a mid-afternoon woodland skirmish or two between Union and Rebel troops.
Festivities run throughout the afternoon, including:
Don't miss the Acton Minutemen's Robbins Ride re-enactment - this year it's on Sunday, April 16th.