The musket was the best tool for warfare during the 18th century and into the 19th century. A member of Colonial Williamsburg’s Military Programs staff will demonstrate the loading and firing of the musket using a loading procedure from an 18th-century military manual that was common for the period. Experience the sounds and smells a soldier experienced during the Revolution.
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Presentation: Musket Demonstration
Tour: Freedom's Paradox
Explore the paradox of the institution of slavery and the movement for independence in a 60-minute walking tour that begins and ends at the Randolph Yard.
Family Workshop: Apothecary
Have what it takes to be an Apothecary Apprentice? Participants will compound a medicine, identify medicinal ingredients, learn their uses, and practice applying bandages.
Open to the Public
Presentation: The Necessity of Order in Battle
Witness a demonstration of tactics that are crucial to success in combat.