Michigan’s 18th-century history comes to life at Colonial Kensington at Kensington Metropark in Milford, August 8-9, 2015, when more than 200 Native American, French, British and American costumed re-enactors return to Martindale Beach. The re-enactors set up camp, giving visitors a look into colonial Michigan life.
When it comes to southeast Michigan events, Colonial Kensington is a treat for families who love learning about history. Don’t miss out on the battle and tactical demonstrations and musket firings happening both days. Keep your eyes peeled for Benjamin Franklin and your ears open for the battle drums. Bullets will fly and cannon fire will ensue between the Patriots and the Red Coats – death to those slowest to load their muskets!
Between skirmishes, witness colonial Michiganders’ skills at carpentry, cooking, distributing and applying medicine, tinsmithing, quilt and candle making, woodcarving, storytelling and more. Fancy some authentic and reproduction goods? Find everything from clothes to home décor, which merchants will sell to time travelers.
Experience this blast from the past to see how our forefathers and mothers constructed colonies fit to flourish.
All activities take place in the picnic area north of Martindale Beach, with parking available at the north parking lot of the beach. Admission to the Metropark is $7/vehicle. Admission to the event on Martindale Beach is $2/person.
Battle re-enactments occur in the early afternoon to benefit participants and spectators alike.
Event hours are as follows:
- Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Sunday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
It’s one of the must-see Kensington Metropark events! To learn more about the 2015 Colonial Kensington at Kensington Metropark in Milford event – and for more ideas of fun things to do in metro Detroit – visit the Metro Parent Calendar.