Date(s) - 06/05/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Indian King Tavern
The British are Coming!
On the first Saturday in June, the British will invade colonial Haddonfield and be challenged on Kings Highway by the colonial troops. Redcoats on horseback charge, muskets are fired, and the Continentals try to stop the redcoats before they head off to the Battle at Monmouth. General Washington had ordered the militia to “annoy” the Redcoats, and so we do.
Come join this historic recreation and be part of a popular South Jersey event. The main battle takes place on Kings Highway in front of the Indian King Tavern, a state-owned historic site operated with the assistance of the Friends of the Indian King Tavern. In this historic building, a colony became a state and New Jersey’s Revolutionary War legislature met. This is a very visible and public celebration that marks the re-enactment of the type of skirmishes that took place in the historic town of Haddonfield, leading up to the Battle of Monmouth in June of 1778.
The day is jam-packed with live history presentations, games, demonstrations, music, food, and much more. Thousands of history fans join the event and get to experience history.
Skirmish takes place at 1:30 PM. Events from 10 AM to 4 PM.
(RAIN DATE: Saturday, June 7)
Leading up to the Skirmish come out and hear Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton debates issues on May 14th at 7 PM at the Haddon Fortnightly. [Click here for more details.]
Sponsored by the Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum.