Battle of Ramsour’s Mill Living History Weekend

The Battle of Ramsour's Mill Living History Weekend commemorates the June 20, 1780 Battle of Ramsour's Mill, when Whigs met Tories on a hillside just outside the little town of Lincolnton.

In 2024, the commemoration will take place the weekend of June 22 & 23 beginning with the laying of wreaths at the resting place of some 70 unknown in a grave near Battleground Elementary School.

In between, hearth cooking demonstrations by the Lincoln County Hearth Cooks, reenactments and weapons demonstrations, a militia encampment, speakers and storytellers, heritage demonstrations, battleground tours, and period crafts with evening ghost tours led by the cast of Tbunder Over Carolina, Inc. All activities are free.

Schedule is subject to change.

Saturday, June 22  Battle of Ramsour's Mill Living History Weekend. Revolutionary War encampment, demonstrations, vendors, hearth cooking demonstrations by the Lincoln County Hearth Cooks, battlefield tours.  All activities located in and around the Christian Reinhardt cabin on Jeb Seagle Drive near the Lincolnton High School stadium. Free and open to the public. Hosted by the Lincoln County Historical Association.

10 a.m. Camp opens

10 a.m. Wreathlaying Ceremony at the mass gravesite on the hill overlooking Battleground Elementary School. Parking in the practice field adjacent to the LHS football stadium on Jeb Seagle Road. Hosted by the Catawba Valley Sons of the American Revolution.

11:15 a.m. DAR/SAR Battlefield Tour led by Bill Anderson (begins at the mass gravesite).

11:30 a.m. Lunch featuring SPOH Food Truck with wings, nachos, pulled pork and chicken sandwiches, pulled pork quesadilla and much more. Open until 4 near the parking area.

12:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker Nora Brooks (in the lecture area near the cabin)

1 p.m. Battlefield Tour by Bill Anderson (meet at the lecture area near the cabin)

2 p.m. Battle reenactment

2:45 p.m. Singing and story telling (meet at the lecture area near the cabin)

3:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker Nora Brooks (in the lecture area near the cabin)

4 p.m. Battlefield Tour by Bill Anderson (meet at the lecture area near the cabin)

6 - 9 p .m. Ghost Walk, tours approximately every 15 minutes from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Battleground near the Lincolnton High School football stadium. Park and enter via the practice field. Immerse yourself in the story of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill through the voices of the people who lived it. Free and hosted by Thunder Over Carolina, Inc.

Sunday, June 23 Battle of Ramsour's Mill Living History Weekend. Revolutionary War encampment, demonstrations, vendors, hearth cooking demonstrations by the Lincoln County Hearth Cooks, battlefield tours. All activities located in and around the Christian Reinhardt cabin on Jeb Seagle Drive near the Lincolnton High School stadium. Free and open to the public. Hosted by the Lincoln County Historical Association.

10 a.m. Camp opens

10 a.m. Colonial Church Service next to the Christian Reinhardt cabin, 10 a.m.

11:30 a.m. Battlefield Tour led by Bill Anderson (meet at the lecture area near the cabin)

1 p.m. Weapon Demo/Discussion; Battle reenactment

3 p.m. Camp closes

HOW TO GET THERE: Activities will be staged in and around the Christian Reinhardt cabin behind Battleground Elementary School and near the Lincolnton High School Football Stadium. Come to Lincolnton High School and follow the signs to the festival site and free parking on the practice field adjacent to the football field.

 

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