Revolutionary War: The Life of a Soldier

Experience a Revolutionary Day

at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Meet a Massachusetts Militia Soldier and his wife. What was life actually like? How did life change for the colonists before and during the Revolutionary War? Students discover the answers to these and other questions during this exciting program at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm.

This in-depth, hands on program encourages students to investigate the past and gain a deeper understanding of life in the American colonies during the Revolutionary War.  Students will visit authentic living spaces, participate in militia infantry drills, learn about foods, and make ‘hard tack’, a staple food for soldiers. In addition, they will construct a scale model schooner, hear stories, play games, and sing songs of the time.

Man dressed as Revolutionary period militia soldier addresses a group of students in front of his encampment set-up.

Program Details


Length: 2.5 hours

Cost: $12.00 per student.

Maximum Group Size: 100 students

Type of Program: Field Trips

Related Topics: Revolutionary Period

Five museum teachers dressed in Revolutionary War garb pose in front of a large group of students.Request This Program


Curriculum Links

History and Social Science

Grade 3

T1.01, 02


T3.01, 03

T5.01, 02, 03, 04


Grade 4


T4.03, 04

T4a.04, 04


Grade 5

T1.01, 02, 03

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