Fairfield Museum hosts Tavern Night, Burning of Fairfield

Travel back in time to experience the July 1779 “Burning of Fairfield” through two perspectives on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8. The Fairfield Museum has partnered with New York theater director and Fairfield native Allison Benko to present four interactive, immersive performances about the British attack. This brand-new, unique experience explores both the patriot and loyalist versions of that historic day. The performances featuring local actors and Revolutionary War re-enactors will culminate with Tavern Night at the historic Sun Tavern on Sunday, July 8.

During the Rebels vs. Tories Interactive Performance audience members will feel a part of that fateful day when Fairfield was invaded and burned by the British. They will hear vivid personal accounts from both sides of the conflict, listen to British General William Tryon’s proclamation that doomed the town, and witness the ransacking of Burr Mansion.  This family-friendly immersive theater experience will provide a front row seat to the events that changed Fairfield forever. The Rebels vs. Tories Interactive Performancewill take place at 1pm and 3pm on July 7 and 8.

In addition, the Museum will host a lively Tavern Night on July 8 from 4-6 p.m. Guests at Tavern Night will relive the Sun Tavern’s history as a local gathering place and enjoy libations, food and music. Attendees can sample the small-batch brews of Fairfield Craft Ales, taste sliders provided by Walrus + Carpenter, enjoy the live music of Bob & Dave, and mingle with Revolutionary War re-enactors from the 54th Regiment.

Tickets for both events are available online at Fairfieldhistory.org/programs-events. Rebels v. Tories Interactive Performance tickets are $20 for Museum members and $25 for non-members. Tavern Nighttickets are $20 for Museum members and $25 for non-members. Those who would like to attend both events get a $5 discount on Tavern Night. For more information and to reserve your tickets call 203-259-1598.

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