Today I went to my first Revolutionary War Battle Re-enactment. I have to admit that I'm not really the re-enactment type that's why I haven't been to one before. But given the opportunity to visit a re-enactment that wasn't at Lexington, MA (ie parking might be a reality), I thought it might be a great way to get my boys interested in history.
I have to admit that it was really fun. We arrived just in time for the battle. Instead of a solemn event, there was definitely a sense of levity. And the kids loved it. It's a two-day event, so there will be more activity tomorrow. It's being held in the town of Millis, Massachusetts. If you would like more information such as the battles they are re-enacting and the participants then please visit the Millis History website.
Here are some photos from the event (click the photos for a larger image):