Colonial Flintlock Musket Experience

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Charlestown, US
5 (10)
Charlestown, US
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Experience the thrill of history coming to life with the Colonial Flintlock Musket Experience. Join a knowledgeable historic gunsmith with over 35 years of experience in an immersive journey back to the American colonial era. Learn about and handle authentic 18th-century muskets, discovering their design, capabilities, and limitations. After a comprehensive safety briefing, venture out to a rustic shooting range, nestled in the beautiful woods of rural NH. Feel the excitement as you load and fire a replica flintlock musket, just like the militia did over two centuries ago. Test your accuracy as you take aim at a target. This hands-on, 2-hour experience is designed for small groups of four, ensuring that everyone gets the chance to fully participate. All necessary supplies and safety gear are provided. Dress for the outdoors and prepare to be transported to a bygone era of American history.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Suitable for 1-4 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Hands-on overview of colonial firearms technology
  • Learn about the history and use of muskets in the 18th century
  • Experience loading and firing a replica flintlock musket
  • All supplies and safety gear provided
  • Limited group size for a personalized experience
  • We will provide all muskets, shooting supplies, and safety gear

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The Colonial Flintlock Musket Experience is a captivating journey into the American colonial era, immersing you in the rich history of firearms technology and allowing you to get hands-on with a replica 18th-century flintlock musket. Led by a professional historic gunsmith with over 35 years of experience, this 2-hour experience provides a fascinating insight into the design, capabilities, and limitations of the muskets that played a pivotal role in shaping the nation.

What to expect?

During the Colonial Flintlock Musket Experience, you can expect to gain in-depth knowledge about colonial history through a hands-on approach. The experience begins with an informative overview of colonial-era firearms technology, provided by the expert instructor. Learn about the fascinating intricacies of these muskets and discover why they were designed the way they were. After a thorough safety orientation, venture out to the rustic shooting range nestled in the woods, where you'll have the opportunity to load and fire the flintlock musket at a target, just as the militia did over two centuries ago.

Who is this for?

This unique experience appeals to history enthusiasts, those interested in firearms history, and individuals seeking an exciting and educational adventure. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a local looking to delve into the region's colonial heritage, this experience is designed to captivate and engage a wide range of participants. The Colonial Flintlock Musket Experience welcomes anyone who appreciates history and wants to immerse themselves in the hands-on exploration of American colonial firearms technology.

Why book this?

The Colonial Flintlock Musket Experience offers a rare opportunity to step back in time and intimately connect with America's colonial past. Led by a seasoned historic gunsmith with a wealth of knowledge and expertise, you'll be guided through the intricacies of 18th-century muskets, gaining a deep understanding of their design and significance. This experience allows you to go beyond textbooks and museums, providing a truly immersive encounter with colonial history. By actively participating in loading and shooting the flintlock musket, you'll gain a firsthand appreciation for the skill and precision required by the militia during that era. The rustic shooting range nestled in the beautiful woods of rural NH provides an idyllic setting, enhancing the overall experience and adding an element of adventure.

Good to know

It's important to note that this experience is limited to a small group of four participants, ensuring a personalized and intimate setting. However, non-shooting spectators are welcome, allowing friends or family members to be a part of the experience as well. All necessary supplies and safety gear are provided, making it hassle-free for participants. As this is a rural setting, it is recommended to dress appropriately for playing outside and being in nature. The total duration of the experience is 120 minutes, which includes the hands-on activities, overview, and time spent at the rustic shooting range.


Participants of the Colonial Flintlock Musket Experience have consistently praised the knowledgeable and experienced instructor who expertly guides them through the technology and history of colonial muskets. Many highlight the educational aspect, describing their newfound understanding and appreciation for the era. Guests also rave about the hands-on nature of the experience, stating that it truly brings history to life and allows them to connect with the past in a unique way. The beautiful rural setting and small group size add to the overall enjoyment of the experience, as participants feel a sense of exclusivity and personal attention. Overall, reviews indicate high levels of satisfaction with the Colonial Flintlock Musket Experience.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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5 (10)


My girlfriend Mary and I had an absolute blast at Pete's Colonial Flintlock Musket Experience with Historical Shooting Inc.! Pete's deep knowledge of colonial history made us feel like we were stepping back in time. He shared fascinating stories about the era. History that is not common knowledge and expanded to firearms and the different techniques used in their development over time. The history regarding Roger's Rangers, the Boston Massacre and how the revolution took place making the experience even richer. Learning to fire black powder muskets was thrilling! Pete’s expert guidance and patience made it easy and safe for everyone. We learned thexsteps and commands and even learned to load and fire them quickly by the end of the day. His friendly, engaging demeanor ensured we felt comfortable and had fun throughout the session. We loved every moment and can’t wait to come back with friends to put more holes in King George. If you’re looking for an unforgettable, hands-on history lesson, this is it. Highly recommended!


This was an amazing experience, from start to finish! Pete made every step clear, and kept each moment rooted in history. His deep knowledge of lore enriched our time, and his attention to detail made me feel safe throughout. Firing an 18th century Brown Bess at a portrait of King George, all while listening to stories of the Revolutionary War was something I didn’t even know was on my bucket list, but now I think it should be on everyone’s! Definitely worth the trip!


Loved it. The host was friendly, engaging and knowledgeable regarding the history of the musket and other similar weapons. Was pleased we got to fire 10 shots each. Really made history come alive. Great for history buffs or people who like to try new things. Would 100% do it again.


Safety first, Pete is an amazing guy. This is a memorable experience.. You will step back in time...


The sign was hard to see, but the address was correct. Good history lesson and really cool opportunity to shoot a real musket from revolutionary war times. This was our party of four’s favorite experience from our vacation. 18 to 81 year olds.


Historical and fun. A don't miss for any history buffs. Pete is very knowledgeable about the guns used for this experience and the era. Told us things we didn't realize about the Militia. A don't miss experience.


Great experience to learn about and shoot a Flintlock Musket. Pete provided great history of the revolution and weapons of the time and was able to answer questions. A unique experience that was worth the time and money.

Luis B

I highly recommend this experience! Pete was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about this this niche activity, which made the experience even better. Thank you Pete for sharing a part of your story with me.


Pete was very knowledgeable about the guns we shot as well as a great local guide for things to do on our trip. We had a great experience and would come back for other experiences.


Pete was quite knowledgeable. He followed all the safety rules. It was educational and fun!! Wonderful experience!
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