Colonial Military Encampments at the Wentworth House
The summer season at Rollinsford’s historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House will start off with a bang on June 12 and 13 with back to back living history events featuring colonial-era musket and artillery firings.
Two Revolutionary War units, the 1st and 2nd New Hampshire Regiments, will be encamped at the Wentworth House on Saturday, June 12, and will demonstrate camp life, equipment, and artillery and musket drills. Cannon firings will take place at 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm.
On Sunday, June 13, the 1st and 2nd NH Regiments will be joined by members of the Piscataqua Company, a reenactment group which portrays militiamen who defended English settlements in the Piscataqua region between 1623 and 1640. Together they will conduct drills and firings of muskets ranging from early 1600s matchlocks through the flintlocks of the American Revolution, along with other demonstrations of military equipment and camp life.
Hours for the event on Saturday are from 10 am to 4 pm; Sunday hours are 10 am to 2 pm. In addition to the encampment, guided tours of the house will also be available. Admission is $5 for adults; free for children and ARCH members. The Wentworth House is open for tours between 1 and 4 pm on Saturdays from June through mid-October.
The circa 1701 Wentworth House is located on Water Street in Rollinsford, NH and is maintained by the nonprofit Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH). For more information about this and other events at the Wentworth House, consult the ARCH website at www.paulwentworthhouse.org or Facebook at The Colonel Paul Wentworth House.