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Encampment Weekend at Salem Maritime National Historic Site

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


In June 1774, General Gage came to Salem with some friends. America would never be the same.
On June 15, 10am-4pm and June 16, noon-4pm, Salem Maritime National Historic Site will be
commemorating the 250th Anniversary of General Gage’s arrival and the relocation of the capitol to
Salem with a weekend-long encampment of British Soldiers on Derby Wharf. Salem Maritime has invited
some of New England’s finest living history practitioners to portray soldiers, officers, legislators, and the
loyalist and patriot citizens of Salem. Over the course of the weekend, you can meet people from all
walks of life who have differing opinions about the closing of the port of Boston and the arrival of the
soldiers in the town. Learn about how the soldiers lived in camp, and how you might start a career in the
British Army. Watch the soldiers drill, hear military music, and smell the cooking fires. You might even
meet General Gage himself and hear what he thinks about the upheaval in Massachusetts in 1774.

On Sunday morning at 9 am, Join General Gage and the loyal citizens of Salem at St. Peter’s Church in
Salem for an 18th century church service. The General will be occupying the same pew that he used when
he was in Salem in 1774.


Salem Maritime National Historic Site
160 Derby St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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