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Battle of Iron Works Hill
Battle of Iron Works Hill
Mount Holly, New Jersey, USA
Early December
The commemoration of the 235th anniversary of the Battle of Iron Works Hill occurs in Mount Holly from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, December 10. As you may know, South Jersey militia and Continental soldiers engaged Hessian and Scottish soldiers at Petticoat Bridge before luring them farther south to Mount Holly, helping assure Washington’s surprise victory in Trenton a few days later. In addition to the annual commemoration of the Battle of Iron Works Hill, featuring Crown and Continental camps, blacksmiths from Three Cedars Forge, childrens musket drills, Mercy Ingrahams cooking demonstrations, presentations of a British regimental surgeon and Ned Hector and English Country Dancing, theres a holiday train show, beer tasting at Red, White and Brew and a Yards Beer Lunch at High Street Grill. Truly something for all ages. We’re planning a full day of living history, with soldiers’ camps at the Old Prison Museum and in Mill Race Village, culminating with reenactors and artillerists engaging in a running street battle from the Prison Museum down High Street to Monroe Street Park. Camp distaff will cook period meals for reenactors, and downtown merchants and restaurants will be open, as will historic sites such as the Old School House, the Burlington County Prison Museum and the Friends Meeting House.
Mercy Ingraham, Three Cedars Forge, Noah Lewis/Ned Hector
Burlington County Prison Museum
Take Exit 47A off I-295 (or Exit 5 off the New Jersey Turnpike) to Route 541 south and into downtown Mount Holly.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission & Parking
The event itself is free to the public, though some historic sites request a donation.

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