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Games Day at Bushy Run

Saturday, August 20, 2016

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $5.00 includes admission to the museum and a battlefield tour

Description:

Games Day is back at Bushy Run battlefield on August 20.  We will have a variety of historical miniature wargames ranging from fights between groups of tough foot-sloggers to aerial combat over the skies of the pacific.  If you are an experienced wargamer and want to bring a game to run at the convention please contact us atbushyrunbattlefield@gmail.com.  If you would just like to play in one of our games all you have to do is show up.

If you have never played a wargame before there will be people to help you learn the ropes and explain how the games work.

Food and drink are available for purchase on-site.

253rd Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run

Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7, 2016

10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Cost: Adults $8.00/Children 4-12, $5.00/Under age 3 – FREE!

Our premiere event for the year pits the forces of his Royal Highness King George III against a confederation of Native Americans.  See all the colors of war in the vibrant recreations of the two-day battle of Bushy Run that the various reenactors bring to life. Learn about how the battle progressed as well as how people lived in the mid-eighteenth century.

Two battle reenactments occur throughout the day. The morning battle starts at 11 a.m. and portrays the events that occurred on August 5, while the afternoon engagement begins at 2 p.m. and shows the August 6 tactics that led to British victory. Also featured are eighteenth century military camps, a sutler trade area, period craftspeople and a children’s area!

Bushy Run Picnic at the Battlefield

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Noon-5 p.m.

Cost: FREE*

Bring your own lunch and relax for an old-fashioned picnic on the battlefield grounds.  Concessions will be available.  Stop by the *Visitor Center for a guided golf-cart tour of the battlefield.

*Regular admission costs for visiting the museum still apply.

BRBHS General Meeting & Lecture

Saturday, September 10, 2016

1 p.m.

Our guest lecturer will be Robert Messner from the Braddock’s Field History Center. We will also be holding a pie tasting featuring meat pies.

Pie tasting is an additional fee

Cost: $5.00 for nonmembers, free to BRBHS members.

Haunted History Hayride

Saturday, October 22, 2016

7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Cost: $8.00 for Adults and $5.00 for children aged 4-12.  No one under 4 permitted.

Experience the battlefield in a whole new perspective at night!  Guided hay wagons take visitors back in time as they stop along the trail where re-enactors portray 18th century characters.  But beware, ghost and goblins are lurking in the woods and are too scary for those children under the age of 4.  Admission includes entry to the Visitor Center and giftshop.

This event is by reservation and pre-payment only.  No reservations accepted until after October 1, 2016.