For most people, autumn usually means Halloween, beautiful trees, food comas, family, and experiencing the horror of mid-terms. However, autumn holds a special place in my heart as Revolutionary War reenactment season. Growing up in the northeast, I have had the luxury of experiencing a number of them. Revolutionary War reenactments are commonplace and are a part of the culture among many New Jersey communities annually.
The Battle of Red Bank was a famous battle of the Revolutionary War that took place in New Jersey over 239 years ago (October 22nd, 1777). Red Bank Battlefield Park is located in Gloucester County, sitting on the Delaware River close to Philadelphia. On October 23rd, the park celebrated their storied history with “18th Century Field Day,” which contained a reenactment, among various other activities. I never went to Red Bank prior to this, giving me a lot of anticipation to experience what they had to offer.
Instead of explaining today’s entry through text, I would like to show you what I saw when I visited Red Bank Battlefield through photos.
With winter fast approaching, many sites will be running their last reenactments of the year before it gets too cold. I highly encourage you to look for one near you. Experiencing a revolutionary war reenactment is as entertaining as it is enlightening. Like previously mentioned, it holds a special place in New Jersey culture and history.