Rabble in Arms
August 15-16, 2015
Benedict Arnold's Gunboat Comes Alive!
Join the crew of Philadelphia II as we return to the roots of our Rabble in Arms Reenactment. We will explore life aboard a gunboat of the American Revolution and learn about her and her crew's place in the pivotal Battle of Valcour Island of 1776.
Tactical demonstrations each day. Learn about military and camp life, open fire cooking, blacksmithing, and more.
Demonstrations and exhibits will be held on the Museum grounds Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4 and are included with Museum admission.
- Blacksmithing, Wood Working, and Ropemaking Demonstrations
- 19th Century camp life including open fire cooking
- Visit the Fleet in North Harbor and become part of the crew of a 19th Century warship!
- A special exhibit in LCMM's Nautical Archaeology Center features artifacts recovered from several War of 1812 shipwrecks in Lake Champlain and from the underwater site of the Battle of Plattsburgh
All activities will occur on the Museum grounds and waterfront. Participation included with daily Museum admission or annual museum membership.