An Evening with Jefferson and Lafayette

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fort Mifflin on the Delaware 6400 Hog Island Road
Philadelphia, PA 19153
United States

Bonsoir Philadelphia! Join Thomas Jefferson (as portrayed by Steve Edenbo) and the Marquis de Lafayette (as portrayed by Benjamin Goldman) as they discuss the importance of the French Alliance with the newly formed United States during the War for Independence.

After the presentation you will have the opportunity for personal conversation with these distinguished gentlemen while enjoying light refreshments. This event celebrates the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail at its central location, Fort Mifflin. This historic route was traveled by French and American forces on the way to Yorktown in 1781. The French Alliance brought both financial and naval resources in support of the American Revolution. During the Siege and Bombardment of Fort Mifflin in 1777 the stalwart defense was largely credited to the courage and ingenuity of French military engineer Francois deFleury.

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