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2nd Mass

Regiment

Col. Bailey's

A recreated unit of the American War of Independence

Welcome to

Col. Bailey's 2nd Massachusetts Regiment

We are dedicated to actively preserving the heritage of the United States of America through living history.  Come with us into the 18th century...

Upcoming Events

The best way to learn about what we do is to visit us at an event!

Sat

Sep 4

Alden House Historic Site

Duxbury, MA

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Sat-Sun

Aug 7-8

Military History Timeline

Hudson, MA

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Sat-Sun

Aug 28-29

Battle of Newtown

Elmira, NY

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WHAT IS THE 2ND MASS?

We're about
history

Founded in 1974, we strive to preserve America's unique heritage through extensive research and first-hand experience, recreating the life and events of the American Revolutionary War period (1775 - 1783).

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EVERYONE LOVES A PARADE...

We're aboutcommunity

The 2nd Mass provides parade and special honor guard presence at paid events throughout New England each year.  We specialize in providing impressions of Civilian Militia (1770-1775), Continental Army (1777-1783) and Civilian Professions (1770-1783).

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WE DO OUR HOMEWORK

We're about
historical accuracy

As living historians, we strive to accurately represent (to the best of our ability) and honor the memory of those who lived through and participated in the events leading to our nation’s independence here in Massachusetts and throughout New England.

WHO ARE THE 2ND MASS MEMBERS?

We're aboutfamily

Our members include men, women & children of all ages and from many walks of life.  Some participate for the historic nature of our events and the escape from 21s- century life. Others, for the close personal connections that are forged over the years and miles. Some families are going into their 4th generation of new members!

ARE YOU GOING TO EAT THAT?

We're about
fresh, real food

By researching historic foodways, we strive to preserve a taste of the past.  During weekend events, you'll find us cooking simple meals over an open fire near our camp, using the same skills our forefathers did out of necessity.

A fun project we did while filming for the 2021 Virtual Patriots' Day...

 

ALL ARE WELCOME HERE

A few words about our membership policy...

While Col. Bailey's 2nd Massachusetts Regiment strives for historical accuracy in its portrayal of 18th century life, it does NOT do so at the expense of racial, cultural, or gender inclusion. Our authenticity comes from the clothing and uniforms we wear, the activities we engage in, and the historical knowledge of our members.  ALL are welcome here.

Bringing people together