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Observance of the formation of the original Town guard for the Plimoth Settlement.
Based on the date in 1621 when the men of Plymouth first organized their home gard, Establishment Day has become the annual ‘birthday’ of the New Plimmoth Gard. We conduct our ceremonial election of officers, read the 1646 Plymouth militia rules, and display our weapons and other reproduction items. Weather permitting we conduct pike and musket drills (including firing) on the museum front steps.