Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wayne's Fourth Sub-Legion Encampment at Woodville Plantation

September 6, 2011



Rob Windhorst


Event: Wayne's Fourth Sub-Legion Encampment

Date: Saturday, September 17, and Sunday, September 18, 2011

Time: Saturday - 5 to 8pm; Sunday noon to 5 pm

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

Cost: $3.00 Per Person


BRIDGEVILLE, PA (September 6, 2011) - Step back in time at Woodville Plantation as this living history museum presents a special event. On the weekend of Saturday, September 17, and Sunday, September 18, visitors are invited to meet 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 of 1794.

Visitors will experience 18th century military camp life as living history re-enactors set up camp and demonstrate Von Steuben's drills from 1794. Events of the day include tactical demonstrations, musket firing, marching and ceremonial drills. Soldiers will discuss what military camp life was like in the first United States Army, circa 1794.

Special hours for the event are Saturday, September 17, from 5 pm to 8 pm, and Sunday, September 18, from noon to 5 pm. Special admission price for the house and encampment tour will be $3.00 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 is conveniently located 1/4 mile north of Interstate 1-79 Exit 55 (Kirwin Heights Exit) on Route 50, near the intersection of Thoms Run Road in Collier Township. For further directions or for more information, please visit Woodville's website at or call 412-221-0348.

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