12pm - 2pm
Join us for a walking tour that will bring the Fairfield Town Green to life and experience the Town’s burning as if you were there! Stroll back in time while exploring the history and events surrounding the attack on Fairfield by the British on July 7-8, 1779. Listen to the Proclamation from British General William Tryon and Admiral Collier, to the people of Connecticut.
Hear the anguished words of Eunice Burr, as she witnesses the ransacking and destruction of her home, at the site where it happened. Young William Wheeler’s voice speaks to you of his family’s struggle to evacuate the town and his feelings of pride at the heroic actions of the local militia and the Fort at Black Rock as they work to fend off the Crown Forces. Think about the somber after action report of Reverend Andrew Eliot as he reflects on the events of those two days in July, and their meaning for the town and its future.
Burning of Fairfield Walking Tours Sunday, July 9, 12pm – 2pm. Adults: $10; Students: $5. Register online here to guarantee your spot!