Chesterfield Library Passes are only for weekend tours
Tour Information for Weston Plantation
Limited Tours on the following days:
Last tour each day–3 p.m.
City Point Early History Museum, 609 Brown Avenue,
is under renovation-No tours at this time
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.
Libby Carty McNamee has received a proclamation from the Virginia General Assembly regarding the Declaration of a “Susanna Bolling Day”