By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos as indicated)
Imagine you are in the mountains during the Revolutionary War. Riley’s Farm Revolutionary War Adventure is an authentic historical re-enactment of the battles and the settler‘s lives.
Visitors can watch or join the fight as they take the sides of either the British Red Coats or the township militia. Members of the military tell the story of the injustices that led to the Revolutionary War.
It is living history as you watch each event.
Learn about the weapons and the way they fought. This interactive story continues into a full version of times.
James Patrick Riley, Owner of Riley’s Farm Revolutionary War re-creations, researched the Revolutionary War era and arranged for visitor’s to experience several different sets, one for each of the re-enactments.
The sets include a Blacksmith Shop, The Admiralty Court, the Stamp Act, 18th century Etiquette, Weaving, The Quartering Act, Candle making and playing 18th Century crafts and Games.
Each visitor joins their group and walks from the battlefield to the Blacksmith’s Tent. The blacksmith explains how to forge and cast musket (gun) balls (type of bullet of that era).
When you walk up to the Admiralty Court, the British are in charge. Students are chosen to be placed on trial and to plead their case. The students must live their role-playing as though they really were accused.
During these dramatic scenes, one of the king’s men acts as judge, jury and the prosecutor. Since the judge received a percent of the fines, the court’s rulings were not impartial.
Later they learned social etiquette as practiced by George Washington.
With more than 760 acres of farm land and 55 acres open to the public, there was plenty of room to enjoy all of the drama even during the busy days.
Visitors feel as though they suddenly walked into a movie set.
Everyone can enjoy hikes in the mountain surrounded by nature but be careful there might be some enemy Redcoat troops hiding in the bushes.
Now adults, families and children can thrill to the Revolutionary War Re-enactment Adventures for the day or overnight camping package.
The village of Oak Glen has a population of only 300 yet they attract 1,000’s throughout the year. They are ninety-minutes from Los Angeles and three-hours from Las Vegas.
Almost everything you ever wanted to know about the Revolutionary War is here.
For information, call 990-790-TIME. Riley’s Farm Revolutionary War Re-enactment Adventures, Gold Rush Adventures, Civil War Adventures and more.
Theater- Dinner Plays, Riley’s Farm:
Harvest Feast, Thanksgiving, Legend of Sleepy Hollow,
A Christmas Carol, Sherlock Holmes,
Celebrate the Spirit of ‘46 Big Band Dance, Rockabilly Nights,
Christmas in the Colonies, Valentine’s Day and more.
Riley’s Farm is located at 12261 S. Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen, California. www.rileysfarm.com
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