A Defensive Posture (Musket Demonstration)

At Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Cock your firelock. Present. Fire! The proprietors of England’s Carolina colony spent a small fortune outfitting the expedition that founded Charles Towne in 1670. The 200 flintlock muskets that they purchased for the provincial militia ranked third on the list of most-expensive items. Learn why they thought that muskets were necessary for Carolina’s defense and experience the smoke and fire of historic weapons as educators dressed in period attire demonstrate reproduction, 17th-century small arms.


  • February 18, 2023, 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • March 18, 2023, 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Event Hours

    Demonstrations start at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. See schedule above. Program schedules are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing issues.

    Meeting Place

    Along the History Trail inside the Palisade Wall.

    What to Bring

    Water, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes.


    Free with admission.