Well, it’s hard to believe, but we only have 16 days until the Yellow Tavern Commemorative Bus Tour on Sunday May 11th! I will be tackling half of the tour along with Sam McKelvey, the Site Manager for Dabbs House and Walkerton Tavern in Henrico County.
We have poured many hours of research into this tour, doing everything from driving the original route numerous times to consulting with experts such as Bobby Krick and Eric Wittenberg to make sure that the interpretations that we will be giving are as accurate as possible.
And if that doesn't convince you to come, consider that tickets are only $20 per person and include lunch!
Here are the details:
The bus tour will begin promptly at 9 am so please try to arrive a few minutes early. The meeting point/parking for the tour will be at the Confederate Fortifications on Brook Road. The address to the adjacent Martin's Grocery Store is 5700 Brook Road Henrico, VA 23227. You will see a large tour bus parked by the fortification.
The tour itself will be a mix of "on-bus" interpretation and scheduled debarkation stops. No hard exertion is expected but please bring comfortable shoes for short periods of walking and longer periods of standing. A box lunch will be provided.
Basic Schedule (Subject to Change)
9:00- Leave Confederate fortifications
9:45-10:15 Beaverdam Station
10:15-10:45 The march to Richmond (on bus)
10:45-11-15 Action around Ground Squirrel Bridge
11:30-12 Lunch at Walkerton Tavern and actions on Mountain Road
12:15-12:45 Mid-day action at Yellow Tavern
1-1:45- Culmination of the Battle and the wounding of General Stuart
2-2:30- May 12 action and final thoughts
2:30- Program concludes back at the Confederate fortification
The program will conclude early enough for those interested in visiting the United Daughters of the Confederacy's Commemorative 3 p.m. program at the J.E.B. Stuart Monument. If you have any questions on the morning of the tour, a scheduled staff member will be available by phone at the Dabbs House Museum beginning at 8 am. The number for the museum is 804-652-3406.
There are still 15 spots available, so if you’re interested register now at www.henricohistoricalsociety.org!