Join our friends from the Odell House, Rochambeau Headquarters Saturday, September 30th from 10am to 4pm for Colonial Day! Come see what life was like during the 1781 Encampment of American and French troops in Greenburgh!
Featuring George Washington’s Revolutionary War Tents & Encampment, from the Museum of the American Revolution!
- Tour Washington’s Revolutionary War Tents & Encampment, guided by historic interpreters from Philadelphia’s acclaimed Museum of the American Revolution.
- Meet George Washington, Le Comte de Rochambeau, and Ben Franklin.
- See military marching and drills by re-enactors of the 5th New York Regiment and Hearts of Oak.
- Toys, games, and activities for kids; demonstrations of Colonial cooking, wool spinning, blacksmithing, and more!
- Learn about the role Odell House Rochambeau Headquarters played in the encampment and how this historic site is being restored.
242 years ago, in the summer of 1781, the Continental Army under the command of George Washington and the French Army under the command of Le Comte de Rochambeau, marched into Greenburgh with 9,000 soldiers and camped for six weeks. Rochambeau stayed at the Odell House and it was there that the two generals made a crucial decision that resulted in the final victory that won the Revolutionary War.
Rain Date: Sunday, October 1, 10am to 4pm
Admission is $10 for ages 13+; $5 for ages 3-12 and active service members/veterans (with ID). Children under 3 are free.
Pay when you park with cash, check or Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards. No electronic payments.
Hart’s Brook Park & Preserve, 156 Ridge Road, Hartsdale, N.Y.
Parking at Ridge Road Park, 287 Ridge Road, Hartsdale, N.Y.
Free shuttle bus service to the nearby event. Handicap parking available at the Hart’s Brook Park site.
This event is brought to you by Friends of Odell House Rochambeau Headquarters and the Town of Greenburgh. It is part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble, an event series that celebrates the history, culture, and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley. Funding provided by Friends of Odell House Rochambeau Headquarters, Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, Town of Greenburgh and Westchester County.