Time & Location
Jul 04, 2023, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Birdsboro, 400 Daniel Boone Rd, Birdsboro, PA 19508, USA
About the Event
Commemorate our Nation’s birthday at the Daniel Boone Homestead’s Independence Day event. Learn about the different kinds of troops who fought for America’s freedom during the Revolutionary War including the militia, Continentals, Dragoons, and Riflemen. Guided Boone House tours will be offered regularly throughout the day, as well as blacksmithing and gun building demonstrations. There will also be plenty of activities for children, including a militia muster activity, colonial toys and games, and crafts.
Children will get a chance to be “recruited” into the local militia as officers drum up for volunteers to fight the British. The new “recruits” will be taken through authentic eighteenth-century military drills and marches with wooden dummy guns. Our volunteer blacksmith will be making iron work used in the military and on the home front. Visitors can also observe our town’s gunsmith hard at work producing the arms necessary for the American Revolution and take a tour of the Bertolet Log House. There will also be a Dragoon presentation where visitors can learn about the mounted soldiers and officers and their role in the Revolution.
Bring your appetite for lunch and dessert. Munchiez Food Truck and Cherry on Top ice cream truck will be joining us for the event.
Admission: Adults $10.00, Seniors (65+) $8.00, Youth (6-17) $5.00. Children 5 and under and DBHA members are free. Please no pets (except service animals) and no smoking. Visit our The Daniel Boone Homestead on Facebook page more information. The event is sponsored and run by The Daniel Boone Homestead Associates.