The British are coming to Haddonfield

The fifth annual “Skirmish on Kings Highway” will take place Saturday, June 3 at 1 p.m.

Once again, the Indian King Tavern Museum will hold its “Skirmish on Kings Highway.” Re-enactors portraying the Red Coats and the rebel Colonialists will face-off in a skirmish in downtown Haddonfield at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3.

The fifth annual “Skirmish on Kings Highway” marks the 239th anniversary of the British encampment in Haddonfield. Hosted by the Friends of the Indian King Tavern, this free, family-friendly event tells the tale of Haddonfield’s rich Revolutionary War heritage. Haddonfield residents and shop owners are warned to bury your valuables as the Red Coats will be “looting and pillaging” and taking prisoners.

The day’s events begin at 10 a.m. on June 3, when the Second Pennsylvania Regiment — the Continentals — will encamp at the Indian King Tavern Museum until the troops foray with the First Battalion of New Jersey Volunteers (Red Coats).

Kings Highway from Haddon Avenue to Grove Street will close just before 1 p.m. as the Red Coats will march upon the Indian King and encounter a regiment of Colonial Patriots. There will be plenty of sidewalk space for viewing and cheering along Kings Highway. The skirmish starts at 1 p.m and should take about 30 minutes, so attendees are encouraged not to be late. Later in the afternoon, children can march in formation with wooden muskets in front of the Tavern Museum. Also, tours of the historic tavern will be offered all day.

For more information call the museum (856)429–6792 or visit their website at www.indiankingfriends.org