AUGUSTA — A reenactment highlighting colonial life in the 18th century is taking place at one of Maine’s most notable historic sites.

History buffs are taking roles as citizen-soldiers on the march at the Maj. Reuben Colburn House State Historic Site in Pittston. It’s the location of Benedict Arnold’s headquarters for his ill-fated march to Quebec City in Canada. The event started Friday and ends Sunday.

This weekend event marks the 236th anniversary of Arnold’s arrival at the Kennebec River homestead with an army of 1,150 men and plans to attack the entrenched British during the American Revolution.