Step back in time at Woodville Plantation when this museum presents a special event. On Sunday, July 15, 2012, Join Wayne’s Fourth Sub-Legion (the troops that defended John Neville’s property during the 1794 Whiskey Rebellion) 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, music demonstrations, 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 $5 per person. Children under 6 are free.
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 mile 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 http://www.woodvilleplantation.org or call 412-221-0348.