Due to the recent spike in COVID cases in our area and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel our Whiskey Rebellion Day event on July 19th. Please stay tuned for future events — and thank you for your continued support.
Come celebrate the anniversary of the Whiskey Rebellion and experience the integral role that John Neville and Woodville Plantation played in this historic event!
WHISKEY REBELLION DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Noon: Flag Raising ( At the flagpole near the entrance ) Join the soldiers of the Fourth Sub Legion as they raise the flag to begin the days events. Salute the 13 starred flag while the fives and drums play “Hail Columbia”, the unofficial anthem of the U.S. in 1794
1PM: The Battle of Bower Hill-July 16, 1794( On the Parade Ground between the Main House and Still House) Watch as re-enactors stage a re-creation on the first battle at General Neville’s home on Bower Hill. See local farmers demand that the General surrender his tax records and then are driven back by a “surprise” attack. Question and Answers with the re-enactors to follow.
2PM: Wayne’s Fourth Sub Legion Drill ( On the Parade Ground between the Main House and Still House) Learn about the army of the United States In 1794 and it’s vital role in the Battle of Bower Hill. Watch as the soldiers drill, march and fire using the Von Steuben Drill Manual of 1794.
3PM: The Battle of Bower Hill-July 17, 1794 ( On the Parade Ground between the Main House and Still House) Watch a re-creation of the second Battle of Bower Hill. Learn what happens as General Neville escapes from Bower Hill and a platoon of soldiers from the Fourth Sub Legion arrive to help. Question and Answers with the re-enactors to follow.
4PM: School of the Soldier/Musket Firing Demonstration (Near the soldiers camp) A special “training camp” for our youngest visitors. Learn to march and drill with the soldiers of Wayne’s Legion as the Serjeant teaches you how to march, drill and fire a musket. For other visitors, watch “up close” as a soldier teaches the intricacies of loading and firing the Charleville musket, the official weapon of the U.S. Army in 1794.
5PM: Flag Lowering ( At the Flagpole near the entrance) Join the soldiers of the Fourth Sub Legion as the flag is lowered and the “Taptoo” is playEd to signify the closing of the days events.
- Join the camp followers near the fire by the encampment and learn about the soldiers ratio as and how meals would be prepared. Watch as they prepare a meal for the soldiers.
- Visit with Sutlers who will have 18th century wares for sale
- Listen to itinerant musicians who will be strolling throughout the site
- Feed the Woodville Chickens
- Take a tour of the John Neville House
Students Age 6-17 and Seniors – $5.00
Children Under Age 6 – FREE
Tickets are not available as this event has passed.