EVENTS – Lafayette’s L’Hermione Newport, RI Visit

L’Hermione is an authentic replica of the first L’Hermione, the French frigate that carried the young Marquis de Lafayette to General Washington during the American Revolution to pledge full French support for America’s cause.

Here’s the events schedule:

 

July 8

  •  Dedication Ceremony honoring Admiral de Ternay

    Trinity Church

    9:30am
    Dedication Ceremony honoring Admiral de Ternay, Trinity Church.
    Public ceremony , no tickets required.

  • 18th century Military drills and demonstrations

    Fort Adams

    10:00am – 4:00pm
    Fort Adams: 18th c Military drills and demonstrations; military encampment.
    Admission to Fort is ticketed and includes military drills and lectures within the fort: $6 for children, $12 for adults, $30 for family of 2 adults and up to 4 youth.

  • Rhode Island historians and authors lectures on RI’s 18th c history

    Fort Adams : Encasement Aera

    10:00am – 11:00am
    1:00pm – 3:00pm
    Rhode Island historians and authors lectures on RI’s 18th c history
    Admission to Fort is ticketed and includes military drills and lectures within the fort: $6 for children, $12 for adults, $30 for family of 2 adults and up to 4 youth.

  • “Sighting of the Hermione” Oceancliff Luncheon Fundraiser

    Fort Adams : Encasement Aera

    11:00am – 1:00pm

    “Sighting of the Hermione” Oceancliff Luncheon Fundraiser
    Location- Ocean Cliff Resort, Ridge Rd. on the Ocean Drive, Newport, RI.
    Hosted by W3R-RI and Providence Alliance Francaise. Proceeds benefit Hermione Voyage 2015 Newport, RI.
    SOLD OUT

  • Lunch with George Washington

    Fort Adams : Encasement Aera

    11:00am – 1:00pm

    Lunch with George Washington
    Hosted by Fort Adams Trust and W3R-RI

    $25 pp
    Tickets can be purchased on : http://www.fortadams.org/bDiscoverbTheFortress/Hermione2015.aspx
    under “Paid Events”.

  • Arrival Ceremony

    Pier-side, Fort Adams State Park Navy Band

    1:30pm
    Arrival Ceremony – Pier-side, Fort Adams State Park
    Navy Band, Color Guard, French and American dignitaries, special guests and the public to welcome Hermione Captain and Crew to Newport, RI
    Public, no tickets required.

  • “Table Lodge Dinner”

    6:00pm-9:00pm
    “Table Lodge Dinner”
    Hosted by the RI Masons.

    SOLD OUT

July 9

  • Rochambeau Statue Wreath Laying and Dedication to French Army and Navy

    9:30am
    Rochambeau Statue Wreath Laying and Dedication to French Army and Navy, Kings Park, Newport Navy Band, Color Guard, French and American dignitaries to celebrate and commemorate the continued French and American Alliance
    Public, no tickets required.

  • “Illuminating the American Revolution: A Living History Event”

    Colony House, Washington Square

    10:00am – 2:00pm
    “Illuminating the American Revolution: A Living History Event”
    Sponsored by Newport Historical Society
    Public, no tickets required.

  • Public Tours of the Hermione and Community Heritage Village

    10:00am – 4:00pm
    Public Tours of the Hermione and Community Heritage Village
    First come, first served. No reservations required. Priority access given to school groups during the first hour.

    Community Heritage Village
    Hermione shipbuilding and colonial crafts demonstrations. 18th century Military drills and demonstrations; 18th c military encampment; Navy Band (schedule TBD).

  • 18th c Military drills and demonstrations

    Fort Adams

    10:00am – 4:00pm

    18th c Military drills and demonstrations; military encampment. Admission to Fort is ticketed and includes military drills and lectures within the fort: $6 for children, $12 for adults, $30 for family of 2 adults and up to 4 youth.

  • Rhode Island historians and authors lectures on RI’s 18th c history

    Fort Adams Encasement Area

    10:00am – 11:00am
    1:00pm – 3:00pm

    Rhode Island historians and authors lectures on RI’s 18th c history
    Admission to Fort is ticketed and includes military drills and lectures within the fort: $6 for children, $12 for adults, $30 for family of 2 adults and up to 4 youth.

  • Lunch with George Washington

    Fort Adams Encasement Area

    11:00am – 1:00pm

    Lunch with George Washington
    Hosted by Fort Adams Trust and W3R-RI
    $25 pp
    Tickets can be purchased on : http://www.fortadams.org/bDiscoverbTheFortress/Hermione2015.aspx
    under “Paid Events”.

  • Lunch and Lectures

    Fort Adams

    11:00 – 1:00pm – Lunch and Lectures Encasement area, Fort Adams, tickets available
    Rhode Island historians and authors lectures on RI’s 18th c history.

  • Farewell Soirée Fort Adams

    Fort Adams

    5:00-10:00 PM – Farewell Soiree, Fort Adams
    Sponsored by BNYMellon, RI Society of Cincinnati and friends
    • 5PM Parade of Review Hermione Captain and Crew; USS Constitution personnel
    • 8PM Lowering of flags ceremony
    • 10PM Beating the Retreat and Lighting of the Torches.

  • Colonial Soirée

    Fort Adams

    6:00pm to 10:00pm
    Colonial Soiree: Dinner with George Washington
    Hosted by Fort Adam Trust and W3R-RI.
    Tickets required. Ticketing information TBD.
    Hosted by General Washington and and General Nathanael Green. The Soiree will begin promptly at 6:00 PM, with music of fife and drum, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
    Dinner will be at 7:00. Entertainment will continue throughout the evening. Guests will be joined by over 50 uniformed historic interpreters.

    Tickets are $115 per person and are limited to 110 guests. They can be purchased on http://www.fortadams.org/bDiscoverbTheFortress/Hermione2015.aspx under “Paid Events”:

  • Sailors & Soldiers Supper

    Fort Adams Ground

    6:00 pm

    Should you wish to attend the July 9 evening event in honor of Hermione and tickets are sold out for the Soiree, please consider joining the troops and sailors of Hermione’s escort for a casual meal on the grounds of Fort Adams.

    This picnic style event will include plenty of good hearty food with a complimentary ‘ale’ or wine.

    Tickets are $45 each and attendance is limited to the first 75 guests. Tickets can be bought on: http://www.fortadams.org/bDiscoverbTheFortress/Hermione2015.aspx

     

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