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Woodville Plantation Whiskey Rebellion Weekend: Whiskey Rebellion Day

July 17, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

Step back in time at Woodville Plantation, as this living history museum presents a special event to commemorate the Whiskey Rebellion.  On the weekend of Saturday, July 16, and Sunday July 17, visitors are invited to meet historical re-enactors portraying the soldiers of Anthony Wayne’s Fourth Sub-Legion of the United States, the troops that defended John Neville’s Bower Hill mansion during the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794.
Join the troops of the Fourth Sub-Legion as they make camp at Woodville Plantation. Experience 18th century military camp life and participate with the soldiers as they march and drill. Events of the day include tactical demonstrations, musket firing, marching and ceremonial drills.  Soldiers will discuss what camp life was like in the army of 1794.  Visitors will learn 18th century cooking techniques as Woodville’s cooks prepare dinner for the encamped troops.

Special hours for the event will be from noon to 5 pm, with a special admission price of $3 per person.


Rob Windhorst


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 (Kirwin Heights Exit) on Route 50, near the intersection of Thoms Run Road in Collier Township. For further directions or for more information, please visit Woodville’s website at or call 412-221-0348.


July 17, 2011
12:00 pm
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633