Militia Muster and Market Fair at the Wentworth House

Travel back in time 240 years to the beginnings of the American Revolution at the Rollinsford’s historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House. On Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, the Revolutionary era will come to life at a colonial market fair with 18th century craftspeople and artisans at work, while the militia gathers to enlist and train as they did in October 1775.

At this two-day living history event, Revolutionary War reenactors will portray the men of Captain John Wentworth’s Company as they re-enlist for the new Continental army. The militia men will demonstrate musket firings and military drills, display and explain their equipment, and raise a Liberty Pole and flag as they prepare to join General Washington’s army for the next campaign.

Meanwhile, artisans in period attire will demonstrate such crafts as shoemaking, cabinet making, coopering, and gun smithing, along with period cooking and other aspects of everyday life in the 18th century.

The event will run from 10 am to 4 pm on both days at the Wentworth House which is located on Water Street in Rollinsford, NH. Admission is free for children and a donation of $5 is suggested for adults.

Built in 1701, the Wentworth House is maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) as an educational and cultural center. For more information, consult the ARCH website at or on Facebook at The Colonel Paul Wentworth House.