Back to All Events

2018 Patriot's Day Revolutionary Muster

Travel back in time and rediscover the history behind the Patriot’s Day holiday and the “shot heard round the world.” Revolutionary times will come to life through demonstrations of period crafts and activities, fife and drum music, and a muster.

Nathan Hale Ancient Fifes and Drums, Knowlton's Connecticut Rangers and Buckland's Artillery play a lead role in the day's activities. Historic Deerfield guides and cooks will interpret open hearth cooking and powder horn carving in the 1786 Hall Tavern. Horse-drawn wagon rides will transport visitors through the village, and all historic houses will be available for touring. Visitors can make a flag to wave during the afternoon parade, and then take it home as a memento. A "Liberty Quest" will be available for adventurous visitors who will receive a prize once they complete it.  The event will also have family-friendly food available. 

Historic trades demonstrations on Saturday include gunsmithing on the Stebbins House lawn and silversmithing in the Silver and Metalware Collection building.  Visitors can also try their hand at quill pen writing at the History Workshop.

View the schedule of events.

Included with general admission.


Cap off the day with a special dinner at Champney's Restaurant and Tavern at the Deerfield Inn:

A Gourmet Glance at the Past

Please join us for an evening of food and food history!

We will take you through a five course meal based on dishes of the past with a bit of information about how these dishes would have been prepared or served years ago.  We have updated the recipes to make them a bit more current and approachable.  This should be an interesting, educational and tasty evening!

 Menu includes:
    Oyster Stew
    Asparagus with Hollandaise
    Rabbit and Mushroom Fricassee with baby carrots
    Beef a la Mode
    Trio of desserts made by our inn-house Pastry Chef

Doors and cash bar available from 5:30 with a classic snack to appease your palate!  Dinner to begin at 6:15.  

Make a day of your trip and join us for Historic Deerfield's opening day Patriot's Day Revolutionary Muster 10am-4pm
--Travel back in time and rediscover the history behind the Patriots Day holiday and the shot heard round the world. Revolutionary times will come to life through demonstrations of period crafts and activities, fife and drum music, and a muster.
--  To include the event in your dinner price please choose the "Opening Day & Dinner" option (+$18).

Purchase tickets to "A Gourmet Glance at the Past" online.