The program will consist of lectures and a bus tour on Tarleton’s Charlottesville Raid of 1781, part of the British campaign in Virginia in June 1781 from Hanover County to surprise and capture the Virginia legislature then meeting at Charlottesville. The guided tour will visit several sites associated with Tarleton’s Raid, including Boswell’s Tavern in Louisa Co; Castle Hill, in Albemarle Co.; The Farm in Charlottesville; and the city’s court square. All sites were visited by Tarleton and his command as they rode west to capture the state’s assembly. The cost of the bus tour will be $30 for ACHS members and $40 for non-members. Lunch available for purchase.
Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society
200 Second St., NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5245
Visit the website at http://www.albemarlehistory.org/