French & Indian War Events

The French & Indian War was fought in North America during the years of 1754-1763 between the British colonies and New France and their Native American allies.  For more information on the French & Indian War, please read this.                                                           Submit your event here.

French & indian War

June 5-7, 2015
French & Indian War Encampment
The Fort at #4
Location: Charlestown, NH
Phone: 603.826.5700
Email: info at fortat4 dot com
Website: fortat4.org
Reenactors/Living Historians personifying British and French troops, rangers, militia, camp followers (family members, artificers, etc.), Native Americans and merchants gather to recreate the sights and sounds of the French and Indian War. Tickets are available online or at the gate.
Included during this two day event are:

  • tactical battle reenactments (1:30 PM both Saturday and Sunday)
  • open hearth cooking
  • campfire cooking
  • baking in our beehive oven
  • blacksmithing
  • textile production
  • joinery

July 3-5, 2015
French & Indian War Encampment
Old Fort Niagra
Location: Youngstown, NY
Phone: 716.745.7611
Website: http://www.oldfortniagara.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oldfortniagara
Old Fort Niagara will recreate the dramatic events of the summer of 1759 on July 4-6, 2014 during the historic site’s annual French and Indian War Encampment. The three-day event will feature two battle reenactments each day, 18th century artisans, music, living history programs and many other activities.
The event, now in its 35th year, brings hundreds of authentically-clad and equipped reenactors to the Fort to recreate the 19-day siege that ended French occupation of western New York. Event particiants portray Native American warriors as well as French and British soldiers who clashed over the strategic outpost at the Niagara’s mouth 255 years ago.
French troops and their Native allies will occupy the Fort and its labrynth of earthen fortifications while British soldiers and their Native allies camp outside the Fort. Beginning Friday, the British will assault the Fort each day at 2:00 pm until the stronghold capitulates on Sunday afternoon.
Other programs earlier in the day will help visitors experience frontier life during the mid-18th century. A skirmish on Friday morning at 11:00 am will demonstrate frontier battle tactics. On Sunday at 11:00 am a reenactment of the Battle of La Belle Famille will vividly depict how France’s last hope to hold Niagara was defeated. The event also includes military pageantry, uniform and clothing programs, musket and cannon firings, fur trading demonstrations, 18th century children’s games and Native American councils.
Inside the Fort, 18th century merchants and artisans will establish a tent city where visitors have the opportunity to purchase period wares and see demonstrations of skills like blacksmithing, woodworking and soap making.
For Reenactors: free breakfast, ice, firewood and showers.

July 18-19, 2015
Montcalm’s Cross: The 1758 Battle of Carillon Reenactment
Fort Ticonderoga
Location: Ticonderoga, NY
Phone: 518.585.2821
Email: info at fort-ticonderoga dot org
Website: http://www.fortticonderoga.org/events/category-1/montcalm-s-cross-the-1758-battle-of-carillon-re-enactment/detail
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/FortTiconderoga?fref=ts
Join us July 18th and 19th, 2015 to discover how 257 years ago, the Battle of Carillon sealed the reputation of Ticonderoga for generations to come. Stand with the loyal and courageous French soldiers that defended the French lines against all odds, and meet the British and Provincial soldiers who gave their all to drive the French from the rocky peninsula and fortress of Ticonderoga.

August 15-16, 2015
French & Indian War Encampment
Old Bedford Village
Bedford, PA
Phone: 814.623.1156
Website: http://www.oldbedfordvillage.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oldbedfordvillage
Musket firing, woodland skills and period cooking demonstration. Learn the history behind ”America’s First World War”

September 25-27, 2015
260th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake George, Battlefield Park, Lake George, NY
Location: Lake George, NY
Contact: Melodie
Phone: 518.744.8891
Email: melodiev at fortwilliamhenry dot com
British, French and Native American reenactors will recreate an 18th century military camp on the grounds of Lake George Battlefield Park.  Skirmishes, battle reenactments, camp life, military drill and discipline.  Reenactment of the Battle of Lake George.  18th century merchants and more.  Camps open: Saturday 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday 9 am – 4 pm.

October 2, 2015
March to Fort Edward
For more information call: 518.668.2346
The troops will leave Fort William Henry for the 16 miles march to Fort Edward!  Following the current Warren Co bike path, which is similar to the location of the old military road, the soldiers and allies will march, stopping at selected locations, to reach Fort Edward to  join the “end of the campaign”.

October 3-4, 2015
 “The End of the Campaign”, Rogers Island, Fort Edward
18th century encampment and reenactment on Rogers Island.  Robert Rogers wrote his rules of ranging while based at Fort Edward.  These rules are the basis of special forces operations even today.  Join British, French, Native American and Provincial troops as they prepare for the “End of the Campaign” for the year.  Reenactment of skirmishes, military camp life, merchants and more.