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6th Annual Classic Car Cruise

Saturday, July 9, 2016

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Love sleek classic and custom automobiles?  Have a classic or custom vehicle to show off to the public? Now’s your chance! Bushy Run Battlefield is once again opening its parking lot to classic and custom cars, trucks, or modified vehicles. Enjoy classic cars, live music with the Drewsmen and DJ Glenn Raymer, food and drink, 50/50 raffle, and more!

Be sure to check out our Museum and Gift Shop. Regular admission rates apply. All proceeds benefit Bushy Run Battlefield.

12th Annual 5K Bushy Run Trail Run/Walk

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Registration: 7:00-8:15 a.m.
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.

The annual Penn Trafford Area Recreation Commission (PTARC) run/walk goes through the scenic trails of the beautiful, historical Bushy Run Battlefield. Proceeds benefit the parks and recreation facilities in the Penn-Trafford area.

For more info, contact 724-744-2171 ext 205 or lbires@penntwp.org.

Living History Day Camp

Monday, July 11 – Wednesday, July 13, 2016

10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Cost: $75 BRBHS members, $90 non-members*

*$10 off Camp Fee for each additional sibling (member or nonmember) enrolled in Living History Day Camp. Ages 6-10 only.

Kids discover military camp life as it was in the 1760s. Take a trip into the past as you engage in activities of British soldiers and colonial civilians while learning the history behind the Battle of Bushy Run. Activities include:

  • Colonial Children’s games
  • Colonial Arts and Crafts
  • Creating 18th century frontier and military clothing
  • Learning to play military drum rolls
  • Simple cooking over an open fire
  • Guest speakers giving historical first-person accounts of life in the 18th century.

No lunches will be provided to campers—children must bring their own bag lunch. Registration required by Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Contact Marlene Sawayda at marsawayda@yahoo.com or 724-744-4193 to register.

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

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.