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Tour Information for Weston Plantation

Limited Tours on the following days:

No tours on May 5, 2019–Weston Plantation is closed 

May 17-Limited Tours–please call for information

Please call for information additional information

Last tour each day–3 p.m.  

City Point Early History Museum is under renovation-No tours at this time


Sounds of Summer Concert Series

April 28–Flashback 

May 5–Magnolia—Canceled due to weather

May 12–Rear View Mirror—Canceled due to weather

May 19–Koinonia Jazz

May 26–Heart of Country 

June 2–Chesterfield Concert Band 

June 9–Partners & Friends



Fashion Show and Tea

Saturday, May 18, 2019 1-3 p.m. 

$30 per person Reservations Required

Purchase tickets: spiritedhistory.com  Guests will be treated to the latest fashions offered from our gift shop, “All Manor of Things,” a complimentary walk through tour of the historic site, a fine selection of delicious finger sandwiches, decadent desserts, mini scones, fresh fruit, and specialty teas. 

Weston Plantation, 400 Weston Lane, Hopewell


Lunch & Learn Series 

May 22–Jeanie Langford–Women of the Wonder City

May 29–Charles Wissinger–Francis Scott Key and the Star Spangled Banner

June 5–Irene Daniels Cobb–WWII British G.I. War Brides 

June 12–LeeAnne Ball–Tokens of Love 

June 19–Mike Cobb–Fort Wool:  Star Spangled Banner Rising

June 26–The Press Gang–Sea Shanties and Pirates 

July 3–Scott C. Mauger–The Cabinet of Jefferson Davis

July 10–Robert H. Brown–Hometown Heroes Program 

July 17–Barclay DuPriest–The Irish Immigrant Who Outfoxed the Redcoats and Saved the General 

July 24–Richard Cheatham–President of Precedents, Yet Another Virginian 

July 31–Ken Chandler–Life of the Revolutionary War Soldier  

Aug 7–Paula McDonough–The Mail-Order Brides of Jamestown Colony

Aug 14–John H. Jones–Songs from the Heart 

Aug 21–Debbie Phillips–Edgar Allan Poe’s Mother 

Aug 28–H. Lee Dixon–Taps on the Wall:  An Overview of POW’s in Vietnam 

Sept 4–Marc Holma–Richard Henry Lee 

Sept 11–Bert Cole–Things to Do and See in Virginia 

Sept 18–Jeanie Langford–My Sweet Analine:  The Former Allied Chemical “A” Plant


Susanna’s Midnight Ride:  The Girl Who Won the Revolutionary War by Libby Carty McNamee 

Almost five years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution hung in the balance.  In late May 1781, General Cornwallis invaded City Point and quartered his army close to Weston Manor.  As 16-year-old Susanna Bolling served the British general and his officer’s dinner, she overheard their plans to capture General Lafayette and crush the American Rebellion.  Under the cover of darkness, she snuck out of her  house and canoed downriver past Weston.  Then she grabbed a neighbor’s horse and rode ten miles to the Half-Way House to warn Lafayette.  But would she make it undetected?  The 2019 Virginia General Assembly recognized Susanna’s bravery, designating her birthday of December 5 as “Susanna Bolling Day” throughout the Commonwealth.  “Susanna’s Midnight Ride: The Girl Who Won the Revolutionary War” is based on the TRUE story of this local heroine, whose story is just becoming known to Virginia, America, and the world.

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Libby Carty McNamee has received a proclamation from the Virginia General Assembly regarding the Declaration of a “Susanna Bolling Day”


Beginning April 20 and continuing through 50 days until June 8, Petersburg Area Regional Tourism (PART) and its partners will launch a region-wide celebration of 50 Days of LOVE Happening in The Best PART of Virginia and you will not want to miss any of the great opportunities to find what you LOVE here!  Events and promotions include:

April 20:  50 Days Kickoff-Wonder City Craft Beer Festival in downtown Hopewell. Petersburg Half Marathon & 5K through historic Petersburg.

April 26:  Steam Bell Beer Works launches Works launches a new 50 Days of LOVE beer.

April 27:  Find LOVE on the River at RiverFest 2019 on the Appomattox River Trail at Ferndale Appomattox River Park in Dinwidde County.  Trapezium Brewing in Old Towne Petersburg will launch its new Summer of LOVE Beer.

April 28:  A Concert of LOVE on the River at Weston Plantation by Flashback.  Think back to 1969 – I Love You More Today than Yesterday…

April 30:  LOVE 3 Centuries of Petersburg History – Historic Garden Week Homes Tour.

May 4:  Rock on at HenROCKus at Henricus Historical Park – beer, history, music.

May 6:  Kick -off National Tourism Week at Pamplin Park.

May 11 & 12:  Celebrate a Mother’s LOVE – Fort Clifton Festival in Colonial Heights.

May 17-19:  The NHRA Nationals are back at Virginia Motorsports Park – WOW!

May 18:  Old Dominion Barn Dance hosts a Homecoming with Michael Twitty, Dion Pride & Georgette Jones at the Beacon in Hopewell.

June 8:  PART’s 50 days of LOVE will close with the Virginia Opera performing Arias and Duets at Historic Battersea – music, wine, food, bring a chair – enjoy!

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Weston Plantation

400 Weston Lane
Weston Lane & 21st Avenue
Hopewell VA 23860

Mon-Sat: 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Sun: 1:00PM to 4:30PM


Adults - $8.00
Active Military - $6.00
Children under 12 Free with adult
Groups of 10+ - $6 per person

City Point History Museum

Currently Closed for Renovations

609 Brown Avenue
Hopewell VA 23860

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