Event: Whiskey Rebellion Weekend
Location: Woodville Plantation, 1375 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA
Date: Saturday, July 14 through Sunday, July 15, 2012
Time: July 14 – 1pm to 8pm; July 15 – noon to 5pm
Cost: $5.00 per person, kids under 6 free
Description: Woodville Plantation presents a unique walking lecture and re-enactment to commemorate the Whiskey Rebellion. Visitors are invited to meet historical re-enactors portraying the soldiers of Anthony Wayne’s Fourth Sub-Legion of the United States, the troops that defended John Neville’s Bower Hill mansion during the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794.
Saturday, July 14 – Fourth Annual Encampment and History Walk on Bower Hill
Woodville Plantation and The Scott Conservancy team up to present an afternoon of activities on Bower Hill, the site of the beginning of the Whiskey Rebellion. Join interpreters portraying the soldiers of the Fourth Sub-Legion of the United States as they return to Bower Hill to discuss and re-create the fateful events of the Whiskey Rebellion, as they occurred in July of 1794. This unique event will include an encampment from 1 pm until 6 pm along the Tom the Tinker Trail, located on Bower Hill. Participants will experience camp life with cooking demonstrations, musket firings and tactical
demonstrations. At 3 pm, a history walk will begin at the PA State Historical Marker on Bower Hill (near Kane Regional Center) and end at the Scrubgrass Run Trailhead. The walk covers approximately one mile along the hillside trails of the Bower Hill. Topics covered include the Battle of Bower Hill, the participants of the battle and the Whiskey Rebellion. The walk is free to the public and reservations are not required. Following the walk, participants are invited to tour Woodville Plantation. Woodville Plantation will be open to the public on Saturday evening from 5 pm to 8 pm. Admission for this special opening is $5 per person, children under 6 free.
Sunday, July 15 – Whiskey Rebellion Day at Woodville Plantation
Interpreters portraying the troops of the Fourth Sub-Legion of the United States will make camp at Woodville Plantation. Visit the soldiers that defended John Neville’s property during the opening days of the Whiskey Rebellion. Learn what camp life was like in the U.S. Army of 1794 and participate with the soldiers as they march and drill. Events of the day include tactical demonstrations, musket firing, music demonstrations, marching and ceremonial drills. Visitors
will learn 18th century cooking techniques as Woodville’s cooks prepare dinner for the encamped troops. Special hours for the event will be from noon to 5 pm, with a special admission price of $5 per person, children under 6 free..
For further directions or for more information, please visit Woodville’s website or call 412-221-0348.