The Battle of Elk Landing: A Bicentennial Celebration

Friday April 26th 6 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Saturday April 27th 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On Friday evening, April 26th, step back in time and walk amongst the Cecil Militia units that manned Fort Hollingsworth on the eve of the War of 1812 battle and hear their impressions of the pending conflict.  Through our unique candle light living history theatre walking tours, interact with three persons who were there in 1813:  Mary Hollingsworth, the matriarch of the Hollingsworth family, Judge Thomas Jefferson Sample who wrote about his teenaged experiences as the son of a militia leader, and Hetty Boulden, the African American slave woman who was commandeered to take the British to Elkton, but instead, took them to an ambush in front of the guns of Fort Hollingsworth 200 years ago. 

Then on Saturday, April 27th, trod where those brave men also trod who defended the newly rediscovered Fort Hollingsworth.  See where the battle took place and hear about how it transpired from our resident expert and militia re-enactors. Tour the houses that housed the Hollingsworth family during the battle. And, if you missed it on Friday night, experience the living history theatre in two walks: one at 11 a.m. and the other at 2 p.m. All tours by reservation only.  See our web site, www.elklanding.com for event details

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