The Revolution - Living History in HB Central Park
The British are coming once again!
2023 Update - due to major schedule conflicts we are unfortunately postponing The Revolution until February 2024. Be assured that rebellion will once again come to our shores the following year. Our Civil War Days event will proceed as scheduled in September. Thank you for your understanding and support!
God Save the King!
The Huntington Beach Historical Society is proud to host this reenactment of the American Revolution in Huntington Beach Central Park, behind the library, on the site of our annual Civil War Days reenactment. Come experience the founding of our nation with some of the country's finest living history presenters.
As always these events are absolutely free to the public.
2022 Program -
Schedule Subject to Change. Updated 1/31/22
10AM - Raising of the Colours ⚔
10:30AM – Artillery Demonſtration ⚔
10:45 AM - Sword Demonstration ⚔ -Fencing with Major Beaumont
11AM - The First Nations at War ✶ -Native Americans in the Revolution
11:30AM -His Majesty's Forces' Manual of Arms ⚔-Marching with Britiſh Soldiers
12PM – His Majesty’s Generals ✶✶✶ General Howe & His Officers
12:30PM -Great Moments with Dr. Franklin ✶
1PM - FIRST ENGAGEMENT ⚔
-The Battle of Lexington - 1775
1:45 PM -An Audience with the Founders: ✶ The Drafting of a Declaration of Independency
2:15PM – The Waſhingtons in Camp ✶✶✶ -Geo. & Lady Waſhington on Campaign
2:45PM – The Council of War ✶✶✶ - Waſhington & His Generals
3PM - Amigos et frères ✶✶✶ Spain & France in the Revolution
3:30PM - 18th Century Dancing ✶ with the Anza Colonial Dancers of New Spain
4PM - Musick Claſsics of the 70’s & 80’s ✶ ft. Dead Man’s Waiſtcoat
4:15PM -Gen. Steuben's Drill Intſruction✶
4:30PM - The Badge of Military Merit ✶✶✶ -General Washington Addreſses His Troops
5PM - SECOND ENGAGEMENT ⚔
The Battle of Saratoga - 1777
9AM - Church Services (Open to Public) ✶
10AM - Britiſh Regimental Court Martial 🡩
10:15 AM - Artillery Demonſtration ⚔
10:30AM – The First Nations at War ✶ -Native Americans in the Revolution
11AM - FIRST ENGAGEMENT ⚔
- The Battle of Camden - 1780
11:45AM - An Audience with the Founders: ✶ -Foundations of Our New Republic
12PM – The Waſhingtons in Camp ✶✶✶ Geo. & Lady Waſhington on Campaign
12:15PM - His Majesty's Forces' Manual of Arms ⚔ Marching with Britiſh Soldiers
12:30PM - The Council of War ✶✶✶ Waſhington & His Generals
12:45PM - Amigos et frères ✶✶✶ Spain & France in the Revolution
1PM - Sword Demonstration ⚔ Fencing with Major Beaumont
1:15PM - Gen. Steuben's Drill Inſtruction ✶
1:30PM - 18th Century Dancing ✶ with the Anza Colonial Dancers of New Spain
2PM - SECOND ENGAGEMENT ⚔
- The Battle of Cowpens - 1781
2:15PM - Great Moments with Dr. Franklin ✶
2:30PM - Musick Claſsics of the 70’s & 80’s ✶ ft. Dead Man’s Waiſtcoat
✶Town Square ⚔ On Battlefield ✶✶✶ Washington’s HQ 🡩 British Camp
Rebellion in Huntington Beach
Our first Revolutionary War events began in the 1990s under the direction of the late Maureen Rivers, formerly of Lexington, Massachusetts and a great proponent of Early American history. These events began around the same time as our famous Civil War Days events and we are proud to now be expanding the Revolution into HB Central Park.
Reenactor Registration will be five Continental dollars, liability release forms and registration tickets will be available on site at the registration tent.
Above-ground fires only
Setup begins Friday 11 Feb. at 10AM - enter off Gothard between Slater & Talbert Ave.
Separate camps will be designated for His Majesty's forces and the Continental Army.
Civilian impressions welcome
Unit commanders must check in with the event director or reenactor coordinator.