Children are invited to “enlist” in the Continental Army and experience a day in the life of the continental soldier. Recruits will be mustered in by receiving enlistment papers and continental currency. Recruits will be issued wooden (dummy) muskets and learn how to stand, march, and carry their musket as one of Washington’s soldiers would have done. Officers, park rangers dressed in continental uniform, will train the recruits in a full musket drill.
Attendees are encouraged to return for future programs, as the topics covered will be different each time. Those who participated in the first programs will help to teach and train newcomers, just as Washington’s veteran soldiers would have done, and will be promoted as the program continues.
No reservations necessary. Meet at the Visitor Center to sign in. Appropriate for boys and girls, ages 6-12. Depending on the weather, activities will take place outdoors, so please dress accordingly and wear sturdy shoes.
Program begins at 11 a.m. Please arrive by 10:45 to “muster”, or sign in, at the Visitor Center.
*A special Join the Continental Army program will take place on Saturday, March 2nd. “Soldiers” will receive a formal inspection by the Commander-in-Chief, General Washington himself in addition to taking part in a multitude of special birthday activities.
For additional program questions, call 610-783-1099