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Court a Red Coat

TBRedCoatsRecreating the battle that saved Canada, the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Crysler’s Farm will involve hundreds of re-enactors.

If you share Mrs. Bennett’s mindset on soldiers then the Battle of Crysler’s Farm is your marriage market.

Wander the sprawling camps of British (and American, if you dare) soldiers July 13-14 and enjoy the company of many a red coat.

Following a dusk battle re-enactment in Upper Canada Village, enjoy an English Country Dance with your favourite gentleman in uniform.

A special one-time affair, the Netherfield Country Ball celebrates 200 years of Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride and Prejudice.  While we cannot promise that pigs, as Miss Caroline Bingley most fears, will suddenly run across the dance floor, the evening will be most diverting and period appropriate.

Upper Canada Village is a testament to living history. The buildings housed there are mostly original and some date back to 1813, having been moved there from around our region. The roads are dirt and the sidewalks wooden, for complete immersion nothing spurs time travel quite like the Village.

If more gentlemen in uniform is your calling, a special Militiary Tattoo at Two will be performed in honour of the bicentennial on June 30 at the Lost Villages Museum.

In between events follow our tour A History of Red Coats, with numerous heritage sites in honour of these fine men.