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Muster in the Mountains

A weekend of colonial reenactment — September 8 - 10, 2023

This event features a colonial encampment of re-enactors representing the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and Mountain Man periods from 1750 through 1840. This gathering will take place in the fields at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road in beautiful Pinkham Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Participants demonstrate the use of appropriate tools, clothing, and firearms from their respective time periods. This event is free and open to the general public with the hope that the education they receive here may spur them on to consider becoming a future participant.

Free and open to the public:
Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm; Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm; & Sunday 10:00am – 1:00pm.

Please, no dogs.

The Auto Road remains fully open during this event.

Activities will include:

  • 1800 firearms/cannon display and competition
  • Woods walk competition
  • Tomahawk and knife throwing
  • Cooking competition
  • Weaving, basketmaking, quill work, candle dipping
  • Gunsmithing, coppersmithing, blacksmithing
  • Archery, wood carving, century games and more!


Friday, September 8 — Demonstration Day
10:00am – 4:00pm Camp open to the public
10:00am – 2:00pm Education Day
School groups encouraged to attend
12:00pm Cannon Demo


Saturday, September 9 — Competition Day
10:00am – 5:00pm Camp open to the public
Smooth Bore, Rifle, Hawk & Knife, Archery, Woods Walk Competitions


Sunday, September 10 — Closing Day
10:00am – 1:00pm Camp open to the public
10:00am – 11:00am Crafts Competition
1:00pm Cannon firing demonstration
with event closing to follow


If you would like to register for this event, please complete and return the 2023 Muster in the Mountains Registration Form along with your payment (see registration form for more information).

You may pre-register until August 20, 2023. If you have questions or need additional information, please email Kim Brooks.