The Pirates of the Dark Rose fire the Largest Guns on the East Coast. Safely.



Our crewe has the experience necessary to bring you a live battle, safely, and for thousands of viewers. As we have done many times, our ship the Dark Rose invades, while defenders attempt to repel and defeat the fearsome Pirates. We use period correct black powder weapons and live steel swords in our combat. It is a scene that will give you a front row seat to re-living history and make you beleive you're on a movie set. For a preview, click on the Video at the bottom of this page and view our Invasion of Camden Maine. The PoDR was hired by the Camden Windjammer Festival to put on their Pirate Show. Hear our cannon thunder and watch the battle unfold


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cannon demonstrations

For more than a decade the Pirates of the Dark Rose have conducted safe and entertaining Live cannon fire. Whether you want a full scale battle, or want us to bring our "School of the Cannon," we have a demonstration that will fit every budget and need.


Photo: D.B. Cooper Copyright ©


For all of our little Pirates, we have not left you out. The Pirates of the Dark Rose prepare their own crewe, made from the children who attend. We train them on cannon, with swords (foam ones of course), and show them how to become one of the crewe. Fun for all ages!