Battle of Bunker Hill (2 days)
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July 23, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Excerpts from the website: Join us July 23rd and 24th, 2022 at the American Heritage Museum for an extraordinary Revolutionary War re-enactment and living history event unlike anything you have seen! Period encampments and re-enactors will tell the tale of this infamous battle. Action will include bombardment of the redoubt on Breed’s Hill, the landing of troops on the Charlestown peninsula, company flank attacks on the Boston shore, and the multiple assaults up Breeds Hill, all done with pyrotechnic effects! It will be a spectacular living history experience! Living history camps will be open through the day. Re-enactment starts at 1:30 PM. Living History Camps, exhibitions and demonstrations 9 AM to 5 PM.
Daily Event Schedule:
9:00am – 5:00pm
Gates Open – All museum buildings and encampments open to visitors.
Living history demonstrations and drills take place in and around camps all day.
10:00am – 10:30am
Presentation: “Bunker Hill 101” – located in the American Heritage Museum
Learn about the Battle of Bunker Hill from a Park Ranger who tells the story every day. It’s a good way to find out what happen on June 17, 1775, and it will help you follow the re-enactment battle each day. Presented by the National Park Service.
11:00am – 11:45am
National Park Service Presentations – located in the American Heritage Museum
Saturday Presentation: “The Siege of Boston”
June 17, 1775 was the bloodiest day of the Siege of Boston. Discover the chronicle of events leading to the Battle of Bunker Hill and the nine months that followed when rebellion turned into all-out war. Presented by the National Park Service.
Sunday Presentation: “Patriots of Color”
Black and indigenous militiamen such as Jude Hall and Barzillai Lew made up a significant part of the army fighting for Independence at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Join us to learn about their stories. Presented by the National Park Service.
Battle of Bunker Hill Re-Enactment – Field Behind American Heritage Museum
Over 200 Colonial & British Soldier Re-Enactors defend and attack our own “Breeds Hill” with musket and cannon fire and pyrotechnic effects. Historians narrate the battle and the scenario throughout. The highlight to the event day!
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Presentation: “Dr. Joseph Warren – Celebrating the life and legacy of America’s Founding Martyr” – located in the American Heritage Museum
Listen to the compelling history of Dr. Joseph Warren. Dr. Joseph Warren was one of the most fervent and active revolutionaries both behind the scenes and on the front lines in the decade leading to American independence. He is perhaps best remembered for sending Paul Revere and William Dawes on their midnight rides and as the first American martyr killed in action during the battle of Bunker Hill…however Warren’s resistance activities against Crown rule cannot be overstated. Presented by the Dr. Joseph Warren Foundation
All museum grounds, buildings, and encampments close for the day.
See a map of the Battle of Bunker Hill event weekend at this link to plan your days.
Advance Sale and Event Day Admission Tickets
Admission for the Saturday and Sunday events are as follows:
$30 Adults | $25 Seniors/Veterans | $15 Children Under 12
WWII/Korean War Veterans and Children Under 3 are Free – No ticket required.
Admission discounts can not be used for special event weekends.
See the site to purchase tickets online and for additional event details.
MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT PRICING
Members: Bring your membership card for discounted pricing on the day of the event. Members are $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/Vets, $10 Children under 12. No discount without valid membership card or membership purchase proof.