Call for Artillerists!
April 19 - 20, 2014
April 19, 2014 Camps will be open to the public from 10AM to 6PM
April 20, 2014 Camps will be open to the public from 10AM to 4PM
The Reenactment of the 1781 Battle of Petersburg will be held at 1:30PM each afternoon.
Activities each day will include:
Period demonstrations of music (period music will be performed on the plantation's front porch); dancing; woodcarving; children’s games; horse demonstrations; an herbalist; a midwife; sewing demonstrations; a Military Field Hospital display; and more
Signora Bella, the "Great Italian Equilibrist", performing 18th century acrobatics
A Revolutionary War Art display by local artist, Henry Kidd
Battersea Plantation is a Neo-Palladian style home built in 1768 by founding father, Colonel John Banister, a signer of the Articles of Confederation and the first mayor of Petersburg. The Plantation house will be open for self-guided tours daily.
Historic Battersea Plantation
1289 Upper Appomattox Street
Petersburg, Virginia 23803