Friday, September 22, 2023

British ‘soldiers’ to flood Yorktown this weekend

Thomas Nelson House (WYDaily/File photo)
Thomas Nelson House (WYDaily/File photo)

Just days after America celebrates another birthday, British “soldiers” will spill into Yorktown under the command of Lord Cornwallis. 

They will set up camp, drill and post guards in and around the home of Thomas Nelson, a Patriot leader and one signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Visitors in Yorktown will have a chance to watch the soldiers reenact the 4th Company, Brigade of Guards on Saturday and Sunday in the Yorktown Battlefield, the National Park Service wrote in a news release.

There will also be public dances at the Nelson House Saturday.

Dance programming will be at 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Afternoon dances will be at 1:15 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Yorktown visitors can register to join the dances at the Colonial National Historical Park visitor center. From there, the events can be reached by taking a short walk to the Nelson House.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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