Camp Wilton on the James

Camp Wilton on the James living history encampment will be held at Wilton House Museum (215 S. Wilton Rd) this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For 10 days in May of 1781, Marquis de Lafayette and over 900 troops made camp in the tobacco fields surrounding Wilton before the Siege of Yorktown. This weekend-long, living history encampment will have several demonstrations of the military drill of the Continental soldier. Enter Lafayette’s Continental camp and find out how soldiers –and camp followers–slept, ate, and lived while on the march. Entrance to encampment is free. Admission fee for the historic house and exhibit still apply. For more information please contact (804)282-5936 ext. 4 or