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The British are coming to loot and pillage South Jersey this weekend during the Indian King Tavern Museum’s annual re-enactment in historic Haddonfield.

The June 2 musket battle pits reenactors portraying the Red Coats against the rebel Colonialists, marking the 240th anniversary of the conflict in Haddonfield on the soldiers’ march to Monmouth, N.J, where there was a battle four days later. This year’s skirmish will begin at 10 am, when the Second Pennsylvania Regiment – the Continentals – will encamp at the Indian King Tavern Museum until the troops foray with the First Battalion of New Jersey Volunteers (Red Coats).

Kings Highway from Haddon Avenue to Grove Street will close just before 1 pm as the Red Coats will march upon the Indian King and encounter a regiment of Colonial Patriots. There will be plenty of sidewalk space for viewing and cheering along Kings Highway. The soldiers will arrive at 1 pm, and the conflict should take about 20 minutes.

Soldier reenactors will be available to meet visitors after the skirmish. Later in the afternoon, children can march in formation with wooden muskets in front of the Tavern Museum. Tours of the historic tavern will also be offered all day.

SJ Magazine captured the action during last year’s reenactment for an episode of “This is South Jersey with Marianne Aleardi.” Check it out below!

 

 

 

 

 

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