Date(s) - 10/16/2021
11:00 am-4:00 pm
Senate House State Historic Site
As the growing season draws to a close, the colonial farmer turns his attention to activities to preserve the bounty of the season. Apples are pressed to make cider, meat is smoked and candles are made to be used all winter long. Fruits and vegetables are gathered and dried for the coming year.
Join the staff and volunteers of Senate House State Historic Site as they celebrate the autumn season at their upcoming event, “18th Century Autumn Festival”. On Saturday October 16, 2021 from 11am-4pm there will be demonstrations of meat smoking, pressing apples into cider, blacksmithing, and hearthside cooking. Hands-on activities include dipping candles, making cornhusk dolls and painting pumpkins. The Third Ulster Militia will be demonstrating 18th century camp life. Kids of all ages can play 18th century games. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend. Guided tours of the Senate House will be provided at the usual rate of $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for senior citizens, ages 12 and under are free.