Wayne’s Legion Encampment – Sunday, September 29

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.

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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.