Living History

We exemplify the common Highlander's life during the period of Scottish independence. From garb to food to weaponry, we provide a unique educational experience based on historical accuracy.

Historic Highlanders is a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1989, a mere 243 years after the period we present! Our members hail from throughout New England and come together at those most Scottish occassions: the Highland Games. Our encampment features Scotland's military traditions as exemplified in their arms; cooking of period-appropriate foods over a fire; herbal medicine and folklore healing; the long task of turning wool into a plaid; and woodworking in an era before power tools. On some special occasions we may be accompanied by wolfhounds or demonstrate the power of a Highlander against a pumpkin!

Schedule of Events

Rhode Island


RI Scottish Highland Festival
Washington County Fairgrounds
Richmond, RI


July 21, 2018

Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival
Look Park
Florence, MA


August 18, 2017

ME Highland Games
Topsham Fairgrounds
Topsham, ME



Quechee Scottish Festival
Quechee Polo Field
Quechee, VT

New Hampshire

September 21-23, 2018

NH Highland Games
Loon Mountain Ski Resort
Lincoln, NH



Scotland CT Highland Games
Edward Waldo Homestead
Scotland, CT

Contact Us

We are available for events throughout New England. If you are interested in booking or joining us, please use the form below.


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