Community Events

Private Yankee Doodle Weekend

Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 10:00am

Join the 4th Connecticut Regiment at Fort Mifflin on August 21 and 22 as they demonstrate life as a soldier in the Continental Army based on the memoir of Private Joseph Plumb Martin who served at Fort Mifflin during the 1777 Siege. Martin recorded his experience in a memoir published under the title Private Yankee Doodle. Explore daily life in the garrison with the 4th CT Regiment and try your hand at some of the tasks of improving the Fort’s defenses including the construction of a scale model of a chevaux de frise, underwater obstacles that were a feat of 18th century military engineering! See original examples in the exhibit space and then observe construction under the direction of the 4th CT Regiment. Weapons demos, cannon firings, guided tours plus special outdoor activities! Earn a special reward for participating in the “32 Pounder Incident Challenge!”

Learn more and get tickets here.