“The American Revolution ~ Living History at the Abraham Staats House”

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 10 AM – 4 PM


Sunday, April 14, 2024, 10 AM – 4 PM

About This Event

Join us for an exciting and historic weekend April 13 – 14, 2024!  The two-day living history program explores the American Revolutionary War during the timeframe of the Battle of Bound Brook and the foraging wars of 1777. Learn about and experience this important period in New Jersey’s and America’s history.

Multiple activities across venues include 18th Century Soldier’s Encampment and Street Battles, camp life portrayed by living history reenactors as American and British troops, sutlers, and others of that period.  Ceremony at Old Presbyterian Graveyard, Sunday Buffet Breakfast, Historic House tours/lectures and more!

Whether you are looking for a family-fun experience, a history buff, a visitor to the area or searching for a new, interesting event to attend, each year’s living history weekend at the Battle of Bound Brook is unique, fun, and exciting.

 The historic Abraham Staats House, with the original structure c. 1740, was home to the Staats family for nearly 200 years and served as the headquarters for George Washington’s “Drillmaster” Baron von Steuben in 1779.  Today, owned by the Borough of South Bound Brook, this house museum is open to the public during select events, programs, and tours.

During the Battle of Bound weekend, at the Abraham Staats House the Grounds are Free, featuring an 18th century Soldiers’ Encampment. Come walk through camp and see what life was like for American and British troops of the American Revolution.  New this year! Ashton Brewing hosts Beer Garden: Beer tastings, $8/pint, $15/6-pack.  MUST be 21+.  https://www.ashtonbrewing.com   In the House:  $10 per person, 18 & under-Free.  Order tickets via Eventbrite to enjoy House Tours/ Exhibits/ Period Music/ Rug Hooking Demos & Sunday program, 12:30 presentation, by esteemed historian Joe Becton: “African Americans During the Revolutionary War.”

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The Battle of Bound Brook ~ 2025
April 12-13

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2024 Battle of Bound Brook Event Flyer 

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2024 Battle of Bound Brook Event Map