Step back in time at Woodville Plantation when this museum presents a special event. On Saturday, July 14, 2012, Woodville Plantation and The Scott Conservancy team up again to present an afternoon of activities on Bower Hill, the site of the beginning of the Whiskey Rebellion at John Neville’s Bower Hill plantation. On July 14th, join the soldiers of the Fourth Sub-Legion as they return to Bower Hill to discuss and re-create the fateful events of the Whiskey Rebellion, as they occurred in July of 1794.
This unique event will include an encampment from 1 pm until 6 pm along the “Tom the Tinker Trail.” Participants will experience camp life with cooking demonstrations, musket firings and tactical demonstrations. At 3 pm, a history walk will begin at the PA State Historical Marker on Bower Hill (near Kane Regional Center) and end at the Scrubgrass Run Trailhead. The walk covers approximately one mile along the newly restored trails of the Bower Hill. Topics covered include the Battle of Bower Hill, the soldiers that participated in the battle and the Whiskey Rebellion. The walk is free to the public and reservations are not required.
Following the walk, participants are invited to tour Woodville Plantation. Woodville Plantation will be open to the public on Saturday evening from 5 pm to 8 pm. Admission for this special opening is $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.