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March 29, 2024 (Julian) -- Julian Farm and Orchard is proud to commemorate the 249th anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, which marked the beginning of the American War of Independence, with the return of their annual Revolution in the Orchard re-enactment event. Hosted on their 25 acre sustainable farm, come interact with soldiers, merchants and townspeople of colonial America!
April 20 & 21
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Julian Farm and Orchard
4381 Julian Hwy
Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
Julian Farm and Orchard invites all to experience a taste of the founding of our great nation. Volunteer historians and reenactors from all over the United States gather at this event to share living history with guests. This family-friendly event features dozens of historical interpreters representing the soldiers and civilians of the American Revolution, demonstrating all aspects of daily and military life. 
  • Witness reenactments of the American War of Independence (1775-1783) with two daily battle reenactments with muskets & cannons.
  • Live cannon demonstrations.
  • Meet General George Washington and other important historical figures of the time.
  • Join the colonial militia and learn how to march and drill with wooden muskets.
  • Visit the Heroic Hare tavern to play period games and get the latest news of the day.
  • Local & 18th-century merchants, crafters, and delicious food & drink will be on hand.
Important Note: Due to this event's nature, there will be loud noises such as blank gunshots, cannon firings, and more throughout the day. These noises tend to scare young children and dogs. Please check the event schedule if you need to avoid loud noises.
How to interact with reenactors:
  • Ask them their name or their role in the war.
  • Ask them what side they are on and why.
  • Ask them questions about their outfit. 
  • Ask them about their camp setup.
  • Ask them about historic battles and events that took place during the American Revolution. 
  • Ask them about the different flags and symbols you see. 
  • Ask them what unit they belong to.
  • Ask them what inspired them to get involved in living history.
  • Ask them for resources on where to learn more information.
  • Ask them about other living history events. 

This event is included in their $5 general admission (you can purchase general admission or any activity package). 
Advanced online reservations are not required, but will speed up your arrival at the farm.
Parking will be limited. It is recommend to carpool and come early.
For more information visit or call 760-765-5494.

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