Monday, June 25, 2012

Whiskey Rebellion Weekend at Woodville Plantation


Rob Windhorst

Event: Whiskey Rebellion Weekend
Date: Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15
Time: Saturday, From 1 to 8 pm and Sunday, From noon to 5 pm
Place: Woodville Plantation, 1375 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017
Cost: $5.00 Per Person, Children Under 6 Free


BRIDGEVILLE, PA (JUNE 22, 2012) - Step back in time at Woodville Plantation, when this living history museum presents a special weekend to commemorate the anniversary of the Whiskey Rebellion of 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 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.

A Frontiersman is tarred and feathered during the Whiskey Rebellion.  Image courtesy of

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 this event will be from noon to 5 pm, with a special admission price of $5 per person, children under 6 free.

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 pm 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.  For further directions or for more information, please visit Woodville's website at or call 412-221-0348.

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