We’re the crew of “His Majesty’s Sloop - of - War FALCON”. Since our founding in 1975, our intent has been to present an accurate - and active - impression of the "heart of oak" seamen of Britain's 18th century Royal Navy as part of our nation's maritime history.
While our focus is on the period of the American Revolutionary War, our interests span the 18th century and we share what we learn through presentations at schools, events, & reenactments.
Though we're based in Florida, you’ll often find us serving as volunteers and historical interpreters at a number of national, state, and private parks and battle reenactments throughout the southeastern United States. Many of us were at the 225th anniversary of the 1780 siege of Charleston, “British Night Watch” at Saint Augustine, "The Debatable Land" at Fort King George in Georgia, the 225th anniversary of the siege of Yorktown, Williamsburg's “Under The Redcoat”, and the "Siege of San Juan" in Puerto Rico, just to name but a few.
We enjoy “living history” and have served in many roles: as a press gang recruiting for the King’s Navy, an armed shore detail acting in support of the army, and as a naval garrison at forts and shore defenses. We’ve worked as extras and consultants in a few historical films and documentaries too! All of our crew are graduates of the National Park Service’s black powder safety program and proudly volunteer as a gun crew at the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas National Monuments.
Take a walk between decks and see what we’re about! If you'd like to know more about our crew or have questions, hoist a signal at hmsloopfalcon@gmaildotcom.
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