Woodville Plantation Blog

Hayes Design Group

May 18, 2017

Hayes Design Group – Architects spent a day giving back earlier this spring. The architects came to Woodville Plantation and helped to redo the fence along the parking lot. Thank you so much to this group for their work!
An article about the team up appeared in the May 10th issue of The Almanac on the At A Glance Page.
See article here

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18th Century Clothing

May 18, 2017

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Collier Twp Day at Woodville

April 18, 2017

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Chocolate Month

April 4, 2017

Chocolate Month Flyer

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The Almanac- Woodville Plantation News

July 30, 2016

Published: July 20, 2016 – Updated: July 20, 2016 2:39 pm
Woodville Plantation has new president, building replica slave cabin
By Suzanne Elliott


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Children of the American Revolution

October 17, 2014

“On August 2, 2014, 60 Children of the American Revolution (CAR) came to Woodville.
They were given a tour of the house and a brief historical talk. This event was part of
a fundraiser for Woodville (The Neville House)




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Holidays at the House – Sunday, November 17, 2013

October 28, 2013

Holidays at the House Flyer

Step back in time at Woodville Plantation, as this living history museum presents a special holiday event.  On Sunday, November 17, 2013, visitors are invited to experience the holidays in a different light with candlelight tours of Woodville Plantation.  From noon to 8:00 pm, the celebrations of an 18th century Christmas will come to life with costumed guides, holiday displays and traditional decorations.  Guests will learn how 18th century holiday customs such as Twelfth Night, Boxing Day and the firing of Christmas guns differ from our modern-day celebrations. Included will be a magnificent display of the full table feast celebrated during Twelfth Night.  Admission prices are $5.00 per person, free for kids under 6.  For more information, click on the flyer above.

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Wayne’s Legion Encampment – Sunday, September 29

September 25, 2013

WLEncampmentStep back in time with Woodville Plantation as this living history museum presents a special event.  On Sunday, September 29, visitors are invited to meet the soldiers of the Fourth Sub-Legion of the United States, the troops that defended John Neville’s Bower Hill mansion during the Whiskey Rebellion in 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 events are weather permitting.

Hours for the event are 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Admission to the encampment is adults $5.00, kids 6-12 $3.00, kids under 6 free.  Admission includes a tour of the historic house.

For more information, click on the flyer.

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Stoolball Game – Sunday, August 4, 2013

July 25, 2013

Step back in time at Woodville Plantation, when this living history museum presents a special event.  On Sunday, August 4, 2013, visitors are invited to join our historic interpreters in the 18th century game of stoolball, the forerunner of modern baseball. The game of stoolball was enjoyed by both men and women, the gentry and working classes, and was even played by General Washington and his troops during the American Revolution. The games will take place from 1 to 4 pm.  Admission to the grounds and museum is $5.00 for Adults, $3 for Kids Age 6-12, Free for Kids Under Age 6.  Click on the flyer below for more information.

Stoolball Flyer


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Whiskey Rebellion Weekend – July 20 and 21, 2013

July 1, 2013

Whiskey Rebellion Weekend – July 20 and 21, 2013

WRD 2013 FlyerSaturday, July 20 – 4th Annual Encampment and History Walk on Bower Hill
Woodville Plantation and 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 soldiers of the Fourth Sub-Legion as they return to Bower Hill to discuss and recreate the fateful events of the Whiskey Rebellion, as they occurred in July of 1794. This unique event will include an encampment from 3 pm until 6 pm along Tom the Tinker Trail, located on Bower Hill. Visitors will experience 18th century military camp life with cooking demos, musket firings and tactical demos. 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 Whiskey Point Trailhead. The walk covers approximately 1 mile along the hillside trails of Bower Hill. Topics covered include the Battle of Bower Hill, the participants of the Whiskey Rebellion and the Whiskey Rebellion. The walk is free to the public and reservations are not required.

Sunday, July 21: 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 battle reenactments, musket firing, music demos, marching and ceremonial drills. Visitors will learn 18th century cooking techniques as Woodville’s cooks prepare dinner for the encamped troops.  Guests can also visit with rebels encamped at the site and discuss the other side of the insurrection.   Special hours for the event will be from noon to 5 pm, with a special admission price of $5.00 per person, children under 6 free.

Please click on the flyer to see a larger version.



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The Home of John and Presley Neville, circa 1780

Woodville, the John and Presley Neville house, is Southwestern Pennsylvania’s principal link to the late 18th century, interpreting the time period of 1780-1820 and documenting the lives of the three families that resided there, the Nevilles (1775-1815), the Cowans (1815-1835), and the Wrenshalls (1835-1975).

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Wayne's Legion

Please visit the website for Wayne's Legion, a group of dedicated individuals based at Woodville Plantation who recreate the first Army of the United States from 1792-1796.