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Hands On Fort Macon

Hands On Fort Macon

2303 Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 | (252) 726-3775

November 12, 2016 | 2:00 pm-4:30 pm

November 12, 2016
2pm – 4:30pm

Join us for a special Veteran’s Day event and get a better idea of what life might have been like as a solder or civilian stationed at Fort Macon during different periods of history.  Activities to include:

Public cannon drills – try your hand at operating a 19th century cannon.

Musket cartridge construction – Learn how ammunition for muskets of the 18th and 19th centuries was made by making your own using candy and sugar instead of bullets and gun powder.

19th Century Women’s Dress – Try on a Victorian style dress, and learn about women’s fashion of the time.

Uniform and small arms demo – Learn about soldiers from the War of 1812 through WWI, the uniforms they wore and the weapons they used. Starts at 3:00

Children’s Musket Drill – The young and young at heart are invited to join a regiment and learn 19th century drill with the help of reenactors. Starts about 3:30

Cannon Demonstration – We will end the event with a cannon firing demonstration at 4:00