May 7th, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for an all day tour led by Ed Hynes, CFA
In the spring of 1777 the British landed a force of 2,000 men on Compo Beach with the goal of confiscating or destroying the Patriot’s supply of tents and other provisions stashed in Danbury.
As the British marched to Danbury the Patriots mustered their forces under the command of Major General David Wooster and Brigadier Generals Benedict Arnold and Gold Selleck Silliman. As the conflict nears its conclusion in present day Westport, you will feel the white-knuckle emotion of the men on both sides fighting for their lives and their countries.
The tour will follow in the footsteps of the British Soldiers as they land at Compo Beach and march overnight to Danbury. We will then follow them to the Battle of Ridgefield; their daring deception of Arnold at Old Hill; and the final battle at Compo Hill.
Edward Hynes, CFA is a native of Wilton, CT and lives in Norwalk. He and his wife have traveled extensively to various battlefields around the country and overseas. In addition to his interest in history, Ed works as a Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor in Westport, Connecticut. Attendees should park in Lot F at Longshore and the bus will meet you there.
Parking Instructions for Danbury Bus Tour Participants:
Upon entering Long Shore Park entrance on South Compo Road, drive up the main road and follow the sign toward Long Shore Pool and tennis courts. Take left turn when the road forks and go away from the tennis courts and pool in front of you and keep going like you are exiting the park, you will pass the marina on your right and a small building- LOT F is on your right after you pass this building. Please park in this lot and the bus will pick you up there. Please arrive no later than 8:45 am. Thank You!
The fee for this tour is $75 and includes a boxed lunch. We are no longer taking online reservations, however, you may call the historical society on Saturday between Noon and 4pm if you still wish to participate in this bus tour. We will take your reservation then. Thank You!