Sunday, November 18 – Holidays at the House

Step back in time at Woodville Plantation as this living history museum presents a special holiday event.  On Sunday, November 18, 2012, 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.

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 north of Interstate I-79 Exit 55 (Heidlberg/Collier Exit) on Route 50, near the intersection of Thoms Run Road in Collier Township. For further directions or for more information, please call 412-221-0348.

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.