The American Revolution will come to life at the Thoroughgood House for “Lord Dunmore’s Revenge” on Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15. Revolutionary War reenactors from the 7th Virginia Regiment, HMS Otter, and His Majesty’s 14th Regiment of Foot will showcase the local impact of the American Revolution with American and British war encampments. Visitors can interact with the soldiers, see what life was like in camp, and shop from sutlers, the 18th century-style merchants that followed the troops.
There will be staged storylines for guests to follow each day: 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday will focus on the British water landing by skiff and the initial raid on the Thoroughgood House for supplies; at 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, guests will have the chance to see a skirmish between the British and the Americans.
The Thoroughgood House will be open for visitors to mingle with Lord Dunmore, Mr. and Mrs. Thoroughgood, and other witnesses to the Revolution.
This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored in part by the Virginia Beach Historic Houses Foundation. It is being held in observance of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Kemp’s Landing. A reenactment of the Battle of Kemp’s Landing will be held in Kempsville with ceremonies at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.
Free and ample parking will be available at Thoroughgood Elementary School, 1444 Dunstan Lane. A complimentary shuttle will transport visitors to and from the Thoroughgood House between 9 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Sunday. Visitors are encouraged to use the shuttle service as parking at the Thoroughgood House is very limited.