Earlier this week we had the privilege of touring the Yorktown Victory Center and it's various areas of living history. Today we are going to cover the Continental Army Encampment. Again, a super job of recreating an historical view of what life was like during the American Revolution has been extremely well done and again, this one area alone is worth the visit for anyone seeking to further their knowledge of American History.
One section of the encampment focuses on military operations and demonstrations of firing both muskets and canons are done throughout the day.
An interpreter, well versed in history, explains every step of preparing to fire a musket in a military lineup. He goes through all the steps and fires the musket into an area free from any form of endangerment to any humans or species. Once done, he further explains the steps for reloading and demonstrates the process until he once again fires a second shot.
living museum and many areas are hands on. How often do you get such a grand opportunity?
camera ready, you have some great opportunities to take advantage of.
There is also the encampments doctor with all his tools and medicines used during the time and he covers their uses in full detail. Sure we have pictures, but the objective is to get you to pay a visit and see everything for yourself and start your own educational process. While we seek to educate as many people about our nation's history, we have found that taking a hands on approach gives a more true appreciation for such. With that said, this is why we are promoting area museums and sites and will continue to do so. It's a combined effort to bring our nations history to as many people as possible for a greater appreciate of what this country really is and can once again be.