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uk flag Ashdown WW2 Camp
based: Kent, UK
website: freewebs.com/ashdowncamp/
Replica WW2 camp and venue for vintage military shows, holding military vehicle shows (on-site camping available). Also hire available for training weekends for re-enactors with Nissens accommodation and barracks, cookhouse and mess with bar.
| military vehicles | historical recreations | England |

uk flag Dover Transport Museum
located: Kent, UK
website:
dovertransportmuseum.org.uk
The 1940s Wartime Weekend Military Vehicle and Living History event at Dover Transport Museum commemorates the vital role that Dover played as a Port and a hub of national defence during WW2.

| historical recreations | England |

usa flag Hillsborough Historical Society
based: New Hampshire, USA
website: livinghistoryeventnh.com
A 2-day annual living history event where visitors can experience what it was like living in America 100 to 200 years ago! Discover old craft skills, pan for gold, press cider, be a student in a 1800's schoolhouse and watch battles.
| historical recreations | USA |

uk flag Kentwell
based: Suffolk, UK
website: kentwell.co.uk
Live as a Tudor by taking part in the annual Re-Creation of Domestic Tudor Life. Volunteers of all ages are required every year to help recreate, as authentically as possible, what life was like in a Tudor House in the 16th century. Alternatively visit Kentwell during the recreation.
| historical recreations | England |

usa flag Living History Timeline Event
based: Texas, USA
website: livinghistoryevent.com
Texas Time Travelers present a weekend living history event with military and non-military camps and displays that include: a Roman Legion camp, Alamo Texan and Mexican camps, French Foreign Regiment (The (Foreign Legion), Buffalo Soldiers camp 1870, wild west gunslingers camp, Texas Ranger camp, WWI and WW II camps, and a Vietnam War camp.
| historical recreations | USA |

uk flag Bronze sword festival
based: Cornwall, UK
website: bronze-age-craft.com
Two day event celebrating Bronze Age swordsmiths and exploring the manufacture of swords in the late Bronze Age; based at Trewortha Bronze Age Farm on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.
| historical recreations | England |

usa flag Colonial Williamsburg
based: Virginia, USA
website: colonialwilliamsburg.com
Discover Virginia in the 18th century, a living history museum with opportunities to stay in authentic period accommodation in colonial houses and taverns.
| historical recreations | USA |

uk flag Ditchling Common Stud
based: West Sussex, UK
website: ditchlingcommonstud.co.uk
BHS courses and residential holidays, plus mounted Skill at Arms courses, B&B accommodation.
| riding lessons | historical recreations | England |

uk flag England's Medieval Festival
based: East Sussex, UK
website: mgel.com
Annual 3-day medieval festival at Herstmonceux Castle, this celebration of the Middle Ages is open to re-enactors to participate, visitors to visit, and all to enjoy.
| historical recreations | England |

usa flag Living History Farms
based: Iowa, USA
website: lhf.org
Telling the story of how Iowans transformed the Midwest prairies into productive farmland, through five historical time periods spanning 300 years; visit or volunteer.
| historical recreations | USA |

usa flag Old Sturbridge Village
based: Massachusetts, USA
website: osv.org
A C19th New England Living History Museum in Sturbridge, MA which depicts life a 1830s rural village, with costumed guides, old buildings, water-powered mills and a working period farm.
| historical recreations | USA |

uk flag Wattlehurst Farm & Deadwood Western Town UK
based: West Sussex, UK
website: deadwood.org.uk
A western town – a re-creation of a typical old west town of the 1870's-1880's holds line dancing and country and western dance week-ends with authentic camping.
| historical recreations | line dancing | UK |

     
 

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