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Early American Heritage Festival

July 5 @ 10:00 AM - July 7 @ 3:00 PM PDT

Celebrate Independence Day Weekend at the Early American Heritage Festival in Port Gamble, WA!

Discover the rich history of early America at the inaugural Early American Heritage Festival, proudly sponsored by Rayonier Inc. and OPG Port Gamble. Join us for a journey to the 18th century from July 5th-7th!

Witness Patriot and British Colonial Military Skirmishes: Watch live demonstrations of military maneuvers, including marching, artillery and infantry on the battlefield.

Enjoy Period Arts and Crafts: Discover the artistry and craftsmanship of early America through a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Dive Into 18th Century Exploration of the Pacific Northwest: Meet reenactors of HMS Chatham’s 1791-1795 expedition, whose primary goal was charting coastal geography, recording natural resources, establishing British claims to the region, and seeking the fabled Northwest Passage.

Sing Along with the Columbia Fife & Drum Corp: Enjoy performances that capture the spirit of Early America. Tap your feet to the sound of colonial music and sing Yankee Doodle Dandy with the crowd.

Meet the Barcelona Tea Company: Learn about the tea trade in the 18th century and how the Barcelona Tea Company established trade routes and partnerships with foreign tea producers to compete with the British East India Company.


  • Advance Purchase Recommended to ensure your spot at this exclusive event.
  • Special Discounts available for families and military.


July 5 @ 10:00 AM PDT
July 7 @ 3:00 PM PDT
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Spirit of ’76 Living History Association
(360) 620-3287
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Event Genre
American Revolutionary War
Available At The Event
Military, Civilians, Demos, Entertainers
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RC Field ~ Port Gamble
S Teekalet Ave
Kingston, WA 98346 United States
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