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Walking Tour: Revolutionary Mayhem: The Burning of Bristol in 1778

May 25 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Tour departs from BH&PS HQ, 48 Court St., Bristol

 

Monday, May 25th, 1778, dawned much like any other early spring day. Though the birds were twittering in the treetops, there was an uneasy feeling in the air. The American colonies had been at war for the past three years, fighting for independence from Britain. Little did anyone realize that this tranquil, sylvan scene was about to be interrupted by an invading regiment of British and Hessian soldiers, 500 strong, intending to burn Bristol to the ground. Please join BH&PS Historian Rei Battcher for a walking tour of the major sites involved in this event.

Our walking tours are open to the public and cost $15 for non members/$10 for members of the Society. Visit our website or email info@bhpsri.org for more information.

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Date:
May 25
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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BRISTOL HISTORICAL & PRESERVATION SOCIETY
Phone
401-253-7223
Email
INFO@BHPS.NECOXMAIL.COM
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