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But will there be enough ice cream for all the reenactors?

August 18, 2010

I'll have cherry ice cream please.

Marcus Hook Preservation Society Presents

The Second Annual Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Celebration & Ice Cream Social

Saturday, September 4

1:00–3:00 p.m.

Free — No reservations required

More info available at or email mhps1 at hotmail dot com

Living biographer Carl Closs will portray General George Washington circa 1781 and lecture on the significance of Marcus Hook during the Revolutionary War. Enjoy the pageantry of The Encampment of the 6th Maryland Revolutionary War Regiment in period uniforms (on site from 10am-3pm).  General Washington will greet his audience at the Historic Marcus Hook Plank House located at 221 Market Street in Marcus Hook before leading the troops to historic St. Martin’s Cemetery to honor all Revolutionary War Soldiers (with specific mention of Amor Grubb).

General Washington’s lecture will follow at the Marcus Hook Community Center (7 West Delaware Ave, Marcus Hook, PA).  The  event concludes with an Ice Cream Social.


The Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route was designated as a National Historic Trail in March 2009.  The route covers more than 650 miles from Newport, Rhode Island to Yorktown, Virginia.  Visitors can follow in the footsteps of Revolutionary forces — the French (under Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau) and American (under George Washington) — as they marched to Yorktown to defeat the British led by Cornwallis and mark victory in the American Revolution.

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