3 Front St
Salem, NJ 08079
Date & Time: Saturday, March 23rd & Sunday, March 24th, 2019, 10am – 4 pm, Rain or Shine
Location: The Hancock House State Historic Site – 3 Front Street – Hancocks Bridge, NJ – 08038
In March of 1778, Salem County was invaded by a British foraging expedition sent from Philadelphia while local militia organized to defend their homes. At Quinton’s Bridge, March 18th, the militia was barely able to fend off the British advance over the Alloway Creek, and just three days later Captain Sheppard’s Company, guarding the passage over Hancock’s Bridge, was surprised by the Queen’s Rangers and “massacred”. After this, resistance faded, leaving the county open to plunder. The British eventually left and Salem was at peace once again, but residents would forever remember the trials and tribulations of those days in March of 1778.
Join us at the Hancock House State Historic Site where the militia will form to repel the British once again!
Activities will include:
- Military encampments
- Musket and drill demonstrations
- Tours of the house where the attack happened
- Meet Judge Hancock and others that were there Guided tour of Quinton’s Bridge battle site (3:30pm each day)
For more information, please call: 856.935.4373
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hancock House, Inc.