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Posted on: June 27, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Special Event: July 9-10, 2016: Retreat to Green Spring

Green Spring

Go see a reenactment of American troops' 1781 retreat and encampment at Green Spring Plantation after the Battle of Green Spring on July 9 and 10 in honor of the 235th anniversary of the Battle of Green Spring.

On Saturday, July 9, reenactors will march to Historic Green Spring and set up a field camp. Living history programming both days will include artillery and musket demonstrations, a field hospital, and soldiers' camp life.

Events are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. No parking on the site; shuttle buses will leave from Jamestown High School and the Park Service Visitor Center on Jamestowne Island.

This event is sponsored by Colonial National Historical Park and the Friends of Green Spring.

About Historic Green Spring
Built as a home for Governor Sir William Berkeley in 1645, Green Spring is located three miles from Jamestown, near Williamsburg, VA. This historical site, while closed to the public, is significant in its potential for learning about the complex roots of what we know today as the United States of America.

In 1966, the National Park Service purchased the site of Green Spring mansion, placing it under the administration of Colonial National Historical Park. The Friends of the National Park Service for Green Spring, Inc., is committed to researching, preserving, and presenting Historic Green Spring and its history for public education and enjoyment.

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