Join the Town of Ridgefield and the Ridgefield Historical Society at this town-wide event in honor of the 245th Anniversary of the Battle of Ridgefield. Take part in historic walking tours, reenactments, demonstrations, and a special evening at The Musket Ball. View the week’s special events below and download the full itinerary.
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Friday, April 29th
245th Anniversary Weekend Kickoff @ 6:00pm
First Selectman Rudy Marconi and the Historical Society launch the anniversary weekend with a special event featuring a performance by the Ridgefield High School Symphonic Orchestra, followed by a panel presentation unveiling the most recent Battle of Ridgefield findings at East Ridge Middle School Auditorium.
Saturday, April 30th
Battle of Ridgefield Walking Tours @ 9:00am – 4:00pm
Revolutionary War characters will be stationed at several stops along Main Street. Each stop will feature a short, entertaining, and informative script. Tours begin on Main Street just North of Casagmo and end at the Keeler Tavern Museum.
Revolutionary War Reenactment Camps @ 9:00am – 10:30am and 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Revolutionary War reenactors arrive and set up camp for the weekend, with camp tours and demonstrations Saturday and Sunday at Ballard Park and Jesse Lee Methodist Church. Meet Colonial and Continental Reenactors and enjoy tours, demonstrations, and kids’ drills.
Battle of Ridgefield Reenactment @ 11:00am – 1:00pm
Revolutionary War Reenactors re-stage the historic Battle of Ridgefield on the streets of the town. Army formations at Jesse Lee and Ballard Park campgrounds. Battle begins at Casagmo with focal points along Main St, ending at Jesse Lee.