Thursday, June 17, 2010


June 14, 2010 FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Rob Windhorst



Event: Whiskey Rebellion Weekend

Date: Saturday, July 17, and Sunday, July 18, 2010

Time: Saturday - 3 to 8 pm; Sunday - Noon to 5pm

Place: Woodville Plantation, 1375 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017

Admission: Walking Lecture - Free; Encampment and House Tours - $3.00 Per Person


COLLIER TOWNSHIP, PA (June 14, 2010) – Step back in time at Woodville Plantation as this living history museum presents a special weekend event. On Saturday, July 17, and Sunday, July 18, 2010, the public is invited to join the troops of Anthony Wayne's Legion as they make camp at Woodville Plantation.

Saturday, July 17 - Walking Lecture: The Events of July 1794

Woodville Plantation and the Scott Conservancy team up to present a unique walking lecture titled The Events of 1794. Join the soldiers of Wayne’s Fourth Sub-Legion 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 begin at 3 pm at the PA State Historical Marker on Bower Hill (near Kane Regional Center) and end at Whiskey Point (near Old St. Luke’s Church). The walk covers approximately 1-1/2 miles along the newly restored trails of Bower Hill. Topics covered include the Battle of Bower Hill, the soldiers that participated in the battle and the Whiskey Rebellion. The walk is free to the public. Following the walk, visitors are invited to join the soldiers as they make camp at Woodville Plantation. The camp and Woodville Plantation will be open to the public on Saturday evening from 5 to 8 pm. Admission for this special opening is $3.00 per person.

Sunday, July 18 – Whiskey Rebellion Day

Join the troops of the Fourth Sub-Legion of the United States as they make camp at Woodville Plantation. Experience camp life and participate with the soldiers as they march and drill. Visitors will learn about 18th century cooking techniques as the Woodville cooks prepare dinner for the encamped troops. Special hours for Sunday will be from noon to 5 pm, with a special admission price of $3 per person.

Woodville Plantation, the home of John and Presley Neville, is Western Pennsylvania’s link to the late 18th century. Built in 1775, this living history museum interprets life during the period of 1780-1820, the Era of the New Republic. Guided tours of the house are available every Sunday from 1 to 4 pm.

Just 7 miles and 15 minutes south of Pittsburgh, Woodville Plantation is conveniently located in Collier Township, 1/4 mile north of Interstate I-79 Exit 55 (Kirwan Heights Exit) on Route 50, near the intersection of Thoms Run Road. For further directions or for more information, please visit Woodville’s website at or call 412-221-0348.


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