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The Road to Revolution at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

Children learn about colonial trades at Brunswick Town/Ft. Anderson

Residents of the Lower Cape Fear region were not happy about the 1765 Stamp Act imposed by the British Crown -- a tax on all newspapers, gambling papers, books pamphlets and more.

The town of Brunswick returns to 1766 Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as historic interpreters demonstrate trades and show how the dreaded Stamp Act affected their lives during the 252nd Anniversary of the Stamp Act Resistance program.  

See how the seeds of discontent in Brunswick Town led to the first acts of resistance against the Crown in the American colonies. Talk with sailors and blacksmiths and try hands-on activities for the entire family. Lectures will illuminate how the Stamp Act paved the way for the revolution at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The goal of Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site is to preserve and interpret the history of Brunswick Town, the Cape Fear region’s first permanent settlement, and Fort Anderson, the Civil War fortification built at the site.

For more information call (910) 371-6613. Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson is located at 8884 St. Philips Rd. SE, Winnabow, NC, and within the Division of State Historic Sites and properties, part of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.