PINKHAM NOTCH, NH – The Autumn “Muster in the Mountains” which takes place annually at the Mt. Washington Auto Road portrays one of New Hampshire’s most dramatic and colorful time periods (1750-1850). The sights, sounds and smell of time travel, including open cook fires and musket and cannon fire, will come to life on September 11-13, as more than 100 historical reenactors set up their camps at the base area of the Mt. Washington Auto Road on Route 16 in Pinkham Notch.
This colonial encampment will recreate the historic gatherings where early settlers traded goods and services, often traveling great distances for the annual rendezvous. Groups representing Northeastern Indians, frontiersmen, militiamen, British soldiers, French Marines and mountain men will set up period tentage, tipis and wigwams.
Artisans will offer handcrafted items ranging from leather goods and clothing to period beadwork, knives, guns and rare books. Planned activities include musket and cannon firing; tomahawk and knife throwing competitions; weaving; woodcarving; gunsmithing; coppersmithing; blacksmithing; period music; candle dipping; basketmaking; quillwork; period cooking; woodcraft; archery; 18th century games and more.
Saturday will be competition day, with cannon fire, a shooting range and woods walk. The encampment area will be open to the public (free of charge) Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Great Glen Trails and the Mt. Washington Auto Road will be open for normal operations.
For more information on the upcoming Muster in the Mountains call the Mt. Washington Auto Road at 603-466-3988 or visit online at: www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com
First opened in 1861, the Mt. Washington Auto Road is America’s original and oldest man-made attraction. At nearly 8 miles long, it stretches to the summit of Mt. Washington at 6,288 feet, the highest peak in the Northeast.
The Mt. Washington Auto Road is open daily from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m
., weather permitting. For the latest updates on Road conditions and the operating schedule, visit MtWashingtonAutoRoad.com
or call (603) 446-3988.