47 Water St
Rollinsford, NH 03869
Travel back in time to the beginnings of the American Revolution at the historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House in Rollinsford, NH. From 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, the sights and sounds of the Revolutionary era will come to life at a colonial market fair with 18th century craftspeople and artisans at work, while the militia gathers to train in preparation for joining General Washington’s forces against the British.
At this two-day living history encampment, artisans in period attire will demonstrate such crafts as rope making, basket weaving, joinery, coopering, and gun smithing, along with hearth cooking and other aspects of everyday life in the 18th century. At the same time, the militia men of Captain John Wentworth’s Company of the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment will perform musket firings and military drills, display and explain their equipment, and raise a Liberty Pole and flag as they muster to join General Washington’s army for the next campaign. The event will conclude on Sunday afternoon with the dedication of a Revolutionary War veteran’s plaque at the grave of Captain James Carr, who commanded Captain Wentworth’s Company in the later years of the Revolution.