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Revolutionary War Living History Day 2019

February 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to make a whirligig? Maybe a game of hoop and stick is more your style?  Perhaps you’ve always wanted to cook over an open fire?  All of these activities and more are included in this year’s Revolutionary War Living History Day. Every year, The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough puts on a Living History day to experience this region’s Revolutionary Era history with a hands-on festival of activities for participants of all ages.  They include military reenactors, cooking and crafting demonstrations, kid’s activities, games, music, storytelling, and even some dancing.

The Living History day has become a tradition in Hillsborough for almost twenty years. Each year, people gather to learn about history and get a first-hand look at one of the most historically significant towns in North Carolina. The Revolutionary War period is a particularly interesting part of the town’s story. Hillsborough was a major North Carolina town back then. William Hooper, one of Hillsborough’s favorite sons, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. British General Cornwallis occupied the town in 1781 to rest his troops and recruit loyalists – after six days, they left with few, if any new soldiers.  Hillsborough was also the site of the North Carolina Provincial Congress at the start of the war and hosted the state’s Constitutional Convention of 1788 once the war was over.

Revolutionary War Living History Day is free and open to the public.


There will be guided Revolutionary War History Tours throughout the day for $10.  Click the link below to purchase tickets