Revolutionary War Reenactment Organizations
* Note these links will open a new page off of the RWFIA web site.
First and foremost, is the British Brigade which oversees, orchestrates, and gives guidance to much of AWI reenactment groups of the LOYAL persuasion. Dedicated to the memory of the British soldiers and adherents of the King, the Brigade is made of up of member units representing infantry, artillery, cavalry, Woodland Allies, Loyalists and Hessians.
The Northwest Territory Alliance (NWTA) is an American Revolutionary War reenactment organization located in the American Midwest. We have over five hundred members from states as far west as Iowa, east to Ohio, north to the Canadian border and south to Tennessee. The NWTA is a non-profit educational organization that studies and recreates the culture, lifestyle, and arts of the time of the American Revolution, 1775-1783. We strive to duplicate the uniforms, weapons, battlefield tactics and camp life of the era as accurately as possible.
Revolutionary War Historical Sites
The Old Barracks Museum is a unique historic structure from America’s colonial past. Originally known as the Trenton Barracks, it was constructed in 1758 to house British soldiers fighting in North America during the French and Indian War (1755-63) and was prominent as a temporary quarters and military hospital during the American Revolution. The Old Barracks is a registered State and National Historic Landmark that now houses a museum featuring reproduction-filled squad rooms, a furnished officer’s house, and gallery exhibitions. Living history programs, special events, a summer camp, and other programs are scheduled throughout the year. It was around this building that the crucial Battle of Trenton was fought on Christmas in 1776.
Michel Chartier Lotbinière began construction of Fort Carillon where it could command either invasion route the British might take: down the headwaters of Lake Champlain or over the two-mile portage from the outlet of Lake George. Here in 1758, the Marquis de Montcalm’s small force repelled a massive British attack and devastated the 42nd Highland (“Black Watch”) regiment. Captured later by Amherst and renamed Fort Ticonderoga, this site played a pivotal role in the American Revolution as well as the French and Indian War.
Created in 1959, Minute Man National Historical Park preserves and protects the significant historic sites, structures, properties, and landscapes associated with the opening battles of the American Revolution. This is where the Battle of Concord took place.
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park: The battle fought here on March 15, 1781, was the largest, most hotly-contested action of the Revolutionary War’s climatic Southern Campaign. The serious loss of British manpower suffered at Guilford Courthouse foreshadowed final American victory at Yorktown, seven months later.
Colonial National Historic Park administers two of the most historically significant sites in English North America: the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown in 1607 and the final major battle of the American Revolutionary War at Yorktown in 1781, literally the beginning and end of English colonial America.
Museums, Collections, and Research Facilities
Unrivaled historical collections on ships, seafaring, navigation, and the maritime arts: the ‘home of Time’ and the Prime Meridian of the world, Longitude 0°: famous architecture in the setting of the ancient Royal Park at Greenwich – all these are hallmarks of Britain’s National Maritime Museum.
The Honorable East India Company: Based in London, its influence reached out to all continents, and the consequences of its actions, both great and small, are the very fabric of history itself — the Company, for example, created British India, caused the Boston Tea Party, founded Hong Kong and Singapore, employed Captain Kidd to combat piracy, established tea in India, held Napoleon captive, and made the fortune of Elihu Yale. Its flag inspired the Stars and Stripes, its shipyards provided the model for St. Petersburg, its ministration still forms the basis of Indian bureaucracy, and its corporate structure was the earliest example of a joint stock company.