Scottish Heritage Days | Clan MacFarlane Hospitality Tent | Darien, Georgia • USA
The International Clan MacFarlane Society will host a hospitality tent at Scottish Heritage Days at Fort George Historic Site in Darien, Georgia, USA. Jason McFarland, Commissioner to Georgia will be there to welcome you to a day of Clan fellowship and fun!
ABOUT SCOTTISH HERITAGE DAYS
Georgia’s “First Fort” hosts a variety of living history demonstrations, including musket and cannon firings, blacksmithing, 18th century cooking and music. Friday is Student Day from 9am – 1pm.
Saturday includes living history demonstrations and a 3 p.m. battle demonstration. The Twisted Tiki food truck will be on site all day with a variety of foods.
Sunday includes the annual Kirkin o’ the Tartan at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Darien.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Living history demonstrations such as musket and cannon firings, blacksmithing, 18th century cooking and music will take place among Live Oaks and Spanish moss. Friday is Student Day and a battle reenactment will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m.
ABOUT FORT GEORGE
“The reconstructed Fort King George anchors present day visitors to a rich history where Native American and European cultures met, colonial empires collided, soldiers toiled and perished, and industry boomed on the shores of the Altamaha River.”
Using old records and drawings, this 18th century frontier fortification on the Altamaha River has been reconstructed for public tours. Structures include a blockhouse, officers’ quarters, barracks, a guardhouse, moat and palisades. A museum and film cover the Guale Indians, the Santo Domingo de Talaje mission, Fort King George, the Scots of Darien and 19th century sawmilling when Darien became a major seaport. In addition to the many fort buildings, remains of three sawmills and tabby ruins are still visible.
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