Cannon Firing Demonstration (July 4)
Cannon firings in the Hagley Powder Yards demonstrate how black powder was made and used. Demonstrations take place next to the Millwright Shop.
Cannon firings take place at:
Included in admission, free for members.
Demonstration dates are subject to change and often dates are added each season. Please check back to see additional dates as they are added.
An in-depth, hands-on tour focused on gunpowder production, which ends with an explosive finish(!), is available on our Sights, Sounds and Smells Walking Tour.
The signal cannon is our main demonstration tool. Burning dish or mortar (cannonball) cannon firings are not available at every demonstration.
PC: Fantail Photography
Cannon firings in the powder yards demonstrate how black powder was made and used.
See the museum in a different way during a Sunday Stroll- take a leisurely walk on areas of our property normally only accessible by bus.
Learn how and why things explode and build a structure that will control the direction of an explosion