Battles at Boone is the Daniel Boone Homestead's largest living history event of the year! We are thrilled to be able to offer this event again in 2015 and are hard at work to make it even bigger and better than 2013's event.
The Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead are excited to offer another living history encampment featuring between 100-150 participants. Visitors will be immersed in eighteenth century military and home life and will witness firsthand the colonial hardships both on the battlefield and off.
In the parade field, visitors will be able to tour the military camps and learn about the weaponry used during the American Revolution. Each day will feature two battle re-enactments: a small tactical at 10:30am and the grand battle re-enactment at 2pm. Throughout the day, visitors will also have the opportunity to shop in an eighteenth century marketplace, featuring authentic, colonial vendors, similar to what would have followed the armies across the colonies. In the historic area, visitors can enjoy living history presentations and tours of the Boone House and Bertolet Log House.
Visitors can watch the blacksmith make iron work used in the military and on the home front, observe our town’s gunsmith hard at work producing the arms necessary for the American Revolution, and see interpreters processing flax and wool to make clothing. Children can try their hand at colonial toys and participate in the militia muster, where they will march with wooden dummy guns and learn some of the techniques used by armies on the battlefield. At the Wayside Lodge, visitor can view the Detached Hospital display featuring colonial medical procedures and techniques.
Admission for Battles at Boone is $10/Adults, $8/Seniors, & $6/Children. Food will be available for purchase on-site. Please no pets and no smoking. The event is run by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead.
We'd like to thank the following sponsors for supporting this great event!
LIEUTENANT: Sponsorship Level $250
East Penn Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Children of the American Revolution
Clover Farms Dairy
ENLISTEDMAN: Sponsorship Level $100
Rod & Virginia Farmer
National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
Donald Heimbach, Building Contractor
Gov. Joseph Hiester Chapter, SAR and Berks County Chapter, DAR ($200)
MILITIA: Sponsorship Level $25-$99
Bala Consulting Engineers, Inc.
F.M. Brown's Sons
IN-KIND: Donation of Items or Services
Dieffenbach's , Inc.
Reading Eagle Company
AJ Blosenski Inc.
Berks Packing Company, Inc.
Dairy Queen, Exeter
17th Regiment of Foot Light Infantry Co.
43rd of Foot
Regiment von Donop
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Crosby's Company, Royal Artillery
4th Company, Brigade of Guards
42nd Grenadier Coy
Von Prueschenk Feldjagers
84th Regiment of Foot
Queen's Rangers, Stephenson's Coy.
Loyal American Regiment
6th Pennsylvania Regiment
Pennsylvania State Regiment (Donegal Rifles)
2nd NJ Regiment
First Continental Regiment of Foot
24th Connecticut Militia Regiment
1st Pennsylvania Regiment
11th Pennsylvania Regiment
7th Virginia Regiment
The New Jersey Militia/Heard's Brigade
K. Walters at the Sign of the Gray Horse - period jewelry
The Shortbread Exchange Sutlery - general merchandise
Royal Blue Traders - material & patterns
Woods Unlimited by James Stewart - signboards & general merchandise
Cauldron and Kettle - herbal soaps and remedies
Soft Wind Speaking - general merchandise
U.S Sword and Uniform - general merchandise and shoes & footware
Rancocas Merchant - general merchandise & 18th century clothing
Ranger Reproductions - general merchandise
Fort Northkill Traders - general merchandise, blacksmithing, and hardware
Dobyns & Martin - cooking supplies and foodways
Wm. Booth, Draper - material & patterns, books & paperwork
GG Godwin Inc. - general merchandise