Revolutionary War Living History Day

Every February, the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough invites the public to experience the local history of the American Revolutionary War with these family friendly events.  With live actors, dancers, historic tours, interactive activities, and collaborative events throughout town, this is a wonderfully fun family friendly day. 

Revolutionary War Living History Day focuses on Hillsborough’s unique role in the American Revolution, recalling the occupation of Hillsborough by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis and his 1,900-man army on February 20th, 1781. Festivities include crafts and games, historic re-enactments and demonstrations, colonial dancing and fire pit cooking, Occaneechi demonstrations, and historic tours.


The 2018 Revolutionary War History Day is scheduled for Saturday, February 12th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Find more details at the Visit Hillsborough events page.


Check out this video about the event in 2012.