September 19-20, 2015
Presale discounts and online tickets are available by credit card at: tickets for Celebrate Easton.
Cash or Checks will be required to buy tickets at the gate. (We will not be able to process credit cards there.
ADULTS: $15 one day; $20 both days
CHILDREN (under 8 free ) $10 one day; $15 both days
Purchases made by September 5th will get both days for the price of one.
Historical Society of Easton Members: Free parking & free second day.
Click here for a video on the 5th Connecticut Regiment.
The Burning of Morehouse Farm
On July 18, 1782 Lt. Ebenezer Morehouse along with five other men were taken prisoner by a British raiding party of approximately 60 men who landed at Compo Beach, Westport. The raiding party was bent on plunder and destruction. Morehouse so irritated his captors that the British marched to his farm and burned it.
On September 19 & 20 see four regiments of British and Patriot troops (totaling over 100 armed and uniformed men recreate of the burning of the Morehouse Farm.
Location & Parking: 515 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT
Schedule of Events:
SATURDAY – September 19th
10:00 AM Camp event opens to public
11:00 People of the encampment-Learn about Soldiers and Civilians, Demo Tent
11:30 Drill practice Patriot forces- Morehouse barn
1:00 Cavalry Demonstration-Morehouse barn
2:00 Children’s drill patriot camps
3:00 BATTLE of MOREHOUSE FARM
7:00 PM Candlelight Tours- meet at Demonstration Tent
8:00 Cannon Demonstration-Night Firing and Muskets too!
8:40 Camps closed
SUNDAY – September 20th
10:00 AM Outdoor Church Service-Public invited, at demonstration tent Rev. Amanda Ostrove, Easton Congregational Church
11:00 Drill practice British Forces, at British camp
11:30 Children’s drill patriot camps
12:00 People of the Encampment, demonstration tent
1:00 Cavalry Demonstration- Morehouse barn
2:00 BATTLE of MOREHOUSE FARM
3:30 Event ends
Surgeon-In both camps all day long
Bring up the Guns!-Artillery hands on discussion in patriot camp
Flag display-Colonial flags on grounds for your viewing
Cooking in camps- Come see and smell the foods of the Revolutionary Soldiers, in camps
Artificers plying their crafts-Patriot Militia camp