1777 Whitemarsh Encampment

Since 1982, Hope Lodge has held re-enactments to commemorate the time from November 2 to December 11, 1777 when General George Washington and the Continental Army encamped in the Whitemarsh Hills.

35th annual encampment re-enactment

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 10 AM to 4 PM. Schedule and appearances subject to change.


10:30 AM Lecture and book signing by Michael Harris, author of Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America.

11:30 AM Skirmish between Colonial troops and British forces in the back field.

12:45 PM Children's Muster

1:00 PM Lecture and meet and greet with John Adams (portrayed byPeyton Dixon).

2:30 PM Skirmish between Colonial troops and British forces in the back field.

All-Day Activities

Hope Lodge mansion open for self-guided tours all day, except during the skirmishes


Ben Franklin & His Experiments by Michael Kochan

Colonial Clothing and Toys & Games presented by Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation.

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations

Bake Sale to benefit The Friends of Hope Lodge

Bobbin Lace by Becky Ledebohm

Dulcimer Entertainment by Lynn King

The Millbrook Historical Society of Horsham

Children's Scavenger Hunt

Concessions provided by Tonelli's Takeout of Lafayette Hill


Admission: Adults $8, Seniors (60+) $5, Youths (age 6 to 17) $5, Children (age 5 and under) and members of the Friends of Hope Lodge are free, special Family (one car) admission $20. Cash only at the admissions gate.

Note: Online tickets include service fees. Please bring PayPal receipt for entry.

Event is rain or shine and tickets are non-refundable.

Encampment Tickets 2016

Troop and Sutler INVITATION  

It is our great pleasure to extend an invitation to you to our 35th Hope Lodge Encampment on November 5, 2016.

For Troops

For Sutlers

If you need forms sent in the mail, please email hopelodgepa@gmail.com