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Tours, Reenactments and Historic Groups

Tours, Reenactments and Historic Groups

A fun way to learn about history.


  • Saturday, July 8.
  • The Bradford House, located at 175 S. Main Street, will be open for walk-throughs of the first floor.
  • The Whiskey Rebellion Education and Visitor Center, located at 184 S. Main Street, will be open for walk-throughs.
  • The Meeting House, located at 182 S. Main Street, will have various demonstrators.
  • Courthouse Tours and Talks occur throughout the day Saturday. Take the opportunity to visit "the People's Palace". Despite being over 100 years old, Washington County's courthouse remains one of western Pennsylvania's architectural gems with a past to match its grandiose design. Tours, provided by the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, start outside and take you through some of the beautiful interiors as you dive into the architecture and history of the structure and the county. Additionally, there are courtroom tours.
  • We encourage everyone to visit all of these sites on another day for a full tour.

Demonstrators and Reenactors

  • In the Saturday morning parade.
  • At the History table displays (corner of S. Main St. and Wheeling St.): Rivers of Steel and Meadowcroft, Blacksmith demonstrations.
  • At the Meeting House (182 S. Main St.): Brenda Applegate's School of Needlework, Kathy Wells and Dona Hamilton.
  • At the Bradford House gardens (175 S. Main St.): Bryan Cunning and members of Wayne's Legion.

History and Heritage Area

History groups and associations are invited to display their materials during the day on Saturday in the Washington Financial lot, at the corner of S. Main Street and W. Wheeling St.

Range Resources gives each participating group a donation.

2023 Participating History Groups;

    1. Baker Blockhouse & Cemetery Association

      2. Dolley Payne Madison USD1812

      3. Doug Plance – Iron, Powder and Lead

      4. Elizabeth Township Historical Society

      5. Fort Henry History, Art and Publications

      6. George Washington SAR

      7. Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

      8. Mon Yough Chapter 3 Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology

      9. Monongahela Area Historical Society

      10. National Pike Chapter NSDAR

      11. Oliver Miller Homestead Associates

      12. PA Trolley Museum

      13. Rivers of Steel

      14. Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation

      15. West Overton Village and Museum

      16. Woodville Experience

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      This event is brought to you by the Bradford House Historical Association.