1777 Whitemarsh Encampment Reenactment
Festival, Hosted By Friends of Hope Lodge
Took place on Saturday, November 4th, 2023 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Historic Hope Lodge
553 South Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA 19034
Come and experience 18th century life in the Whitemarsh Valley. Reenactors dressed in authentic American and British uniforms will march to the beat of fife and drum and demonstrate the military tactics used during Revolutionary War. Skirmishes on the grounds are scheduled for 11:00 am & 2:00 pm. After the skirmish, come visit a troop encampment where women in colonial dress cook over an open fire and children play colonial games. Other events occurring during the day include blacksmith and beer brewing demonstrations, a Lecture & book signing by, C. J. McGroarty, author of Clara in a Time of War, children’s activities including a Children's Muster Drill and scavenger hunt, and Open-Hearth Cooking Demonstrations. The Hope Lodge mansion will be open for tours. Sutlers, bake sale, and food will be available for purchase. Come and enjoy the day and learn a little local history.