Port Royal to host July 4 celebration

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 10:14 am

PORT ROYAL – The town of Port Royal will host its annual Independence Day celebration July Fourth.

The free event, to be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature a wide range of activities for young and old.

The activities include a reading of the Declaration of Independence and live music by the St. Andrew’s Legion Pipes and Drums and Evergreen Shade; the latter group performs period music from the Colonial and Civil War eras.

Other activities will include an 18th century dance demonstration by the Rappahannock Colonial Heritage Society, a patriotic organ recital at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, a living history encampment of Civil War re-enactors, plus surrey rides, demonstrations of early medical care, blacksmithing, spinning, and weaving, children’s games, a silent auction, and more. A representative of the National Park Service will be the guest speaker.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The July Fourth celebration, which will be held in the area of Water Street near Market Street and Frederick Street, is sponsored by Historic Port Royal and the Caroline County Board of Supervisors.

For more information, visit www.historicportroyal.com.

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