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Independence Day to be celebrated at Historic Port Royal

Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 10:30 am

Historic Port Royal, Inc., with the support of Caroline County, the Town of Port Royal, and Mr. Robert Bryant (owner of Timberlake) invites the public to its annual Independence Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 4.

Bring your lawn chairs and walking shoes to explore the quiet streets along the Rappahannock River and watch the past unfold right before your eyes. Admission is free.

The festivities will include: a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a National Park Service speaker, period musicians such as Evergreen Shade and St. Andrews Legion Pipes and Drums, living history encampment with Civil War re-enactors, 18th century dancing by the Rappahannock Colonial Heritage Society, surry rides, and early medical, blacksmithing, spinning, and weaving.

Food and beverages will be available through the members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

The Port Royal Museum of American History will also be open 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

For additional information on this event, contact Caroline County Visitors Center,, or Bonnie Cannon, (804) 633-7006 or, or Cookie Davis, (804) 742-5654 or, or Cleopatra Coleman (804) 742-5406.