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Walking the Battlefield at Heritage Park

September 24, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Heritage Park Sign
The sign at Heritage Park, Rhode Island

On Saturday September 24th , 2022, the Battle of Rhode Island Association is proud to partner with the Portsmouth Conservation Commission as we present “Walking the Battlefield.” The event will be held at Heritage Park, located at Hedley St and Highpoint Ave. Visitors will be guided through the action of The Battle of Rhode Island that took place August 29th, 1778.

Called Turkey Hill in 1778 and occupied by both Patriot and British forces, the Park will be laid out with stations representing key skirmishes of the Battle, the largest action in Rhode Island during the War for Independence.  Guides and Speakers will take visitors through the events of the day to provide a clear understanding of a complex series of individual fights.

Patriot Re-enactors at Butts Hill Fort
Photo by S. Chiaro

 The event is free to the public. First tour starts at 11 am, 2nd tour at 11:45. For more information visit:

Since 1956 the PORTSMOUTH CONSERVATION COMMISSION has worked to protect and preserve the town’s natural resources as well as protecting the natural aesthetic areas within the town.

The BUTTS HILL FORT RESTORATION COMMITTEE is a committee of the BATTLE OF RHODE ISLAND ASSOCIATION. The mission of the Committee is to restore and maintain the Revolutionary War fort in order to provide a safe and accessible educational and recreational site that raises public interest in this National Historic Landmark and its role in the Battle of Rhode Island. The Association is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to raising awareness of Rhode Island’s role in the War for Independence.  Donations may be made payable to “BoRIA” at PO Box 626, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

Butts Hill Re-Enactors
Photo by S. Chiaro


September 24, 2022
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Heritage Park
Hedley St. & Highpoint Ave.
Portsmouth, RI 02871 United States
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(401) 568-6209
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The Battle of Rhode Island Association
The Portsmouth Conservation Commission

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