Battle of the Hook Schedule of Events

The British are coming back, with the Americans and French, too. And now we know exactly what time. On October 19-20, 2013, the Allies will engage the British Legion and other Crown forces here at the Inn at Warner Hall in a reenactment of the 1781 Battle of the Hook that took place in Gloucester County, helping win the Siege of Yorktown and America’s independence.

A full schedule of events for the event – the largest Revolutionary War reenactment in the country – was released this week for the community. Save the date! Mark the times! Come join us for this priceless (free and open to the community) family event!

Saturday, October 19 at the Inn at Warner Hall

9 a.m.

-Site opens to the public.

-Live field archeology dig and demonstration on the grounds of historic Warner Hall.

-Display of actual artifacts from the Battle of the Hook and related historical paintings and art.

-Period music, civilian and military.

-18th century farm setting with live animals.

-Colonial tavern demonstration.

-Dramatic presentations.

-Camp life in the British, French, and American camps.

-Display of art and writings done in commemoration of the Hook.

-Period sutlers and craftsmen displaying and selling their wares.

-Food service.

9:30 to 10 a.m.

-Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Warner/Lewis Cemetery

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

-Battalion Drill.

10 to 10:30 a.m.

-Artillery demonstration, battlefield.

11 to 11:30 a.m.

-French Boat Landing and Skirmish.

-Colonial Ladies Program.

1:30 to 2 p.m.

-Cavalry Demonstration, battlefield.

 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

-Battle of the Hook, battlefield, all troops.

Sunday, October 20 at the Inn at Warner Hall

10 a.m.

-Site opens to the public.

-Live field archeology dig and demonstration on the grounds of historic Warner Hall.

-Display of actual artifacts from the Battle of the Hook and related historical paintings and art.

-Period music, civilian and military.

-18th century farm setting with live animals.

-Colonial tavern demonstration.

-Dramatic presentations.

-Camp life in the British, French, and American camps.

-Display of art and writings done in commemoration of the Hook.

-Period sutlers and craftsmen displaying and selling their wares.

-Food service.

10:15 to 10:40 a.m.

-Period Church Service.

11 to 11:30 a.m.

-British Boat Landing, and Skirmish.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

-Attack on the Gloucester Redoubts, Battlefield, all troops.

4 p.m.

-Event closes

The reenactment will bring together more than 1,000 infantry, cavalry, artillery and maritime landing reenactors from across the country.

This is the second Battle of the Hook reenactment. The first also took place here at Warner Hall nearly five years ago.

The events leading up to the Revolutionary War’s Yorktown Campaign and the subsequent victory of the Allies that insured the independence of the United States are well known. Less well known is the Battle of the Hook – the battle that took place across the York River from Yorktown 16 days before the British capitulation. Although rather brief, it included the largest cavalry engagement of the war, with more than 500 horsemen involved.

The Battle of the Hook reenactment in Gloucester is being financed entirely by donations, including the educational programs.

Donations are tax deductible and checks should be made out to First Virginia Regiment and mailed to Battle of the Hook c/o First Virginia Regt., 1596 N. Village Rd., Reston, VA 20194.

Learn more about the Battle of the Hook here.

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      April 13 – 15, 2018

      Attention all history lovers! Lodging guests will be treated to a taste of living history the weekend of April 13 – 15, 2018. Meet Col. Warner Lewis and his wife, Eleanor Bowles Gooch Lewis (in residence at Warner Hall from 1754 – 1783) on Friday, April 13 for a private reception with the patriots of the 7th Virginia Regiment.

      Mingle with the reenactors from 5:30 – 7pm while enjoying light colonial fare, libations and period music. Experience Revolutionary War camp life and skirmishes on the grounds of the Inn on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 2pm.

      Limited lodging rooms available. Find your room now and book your stay online here.

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      GLOUCESTER – MATHEWS GARDEN TOUR 2018

      April 20 – 23, 2018 

      Get a beautiful start to Historic Garden Week in Virginia here at the Inn at Warner Hall! Book the room of your choice for the weekend and receive TWO FREE tickets (a $60 value) for the Saturday, April 21 Gloucester Mathews Garden Tour! The homes and gardens of Auburn Plantation, Dunham Massie Farm and Cottage Point are not to be missed!

      Find your room here and book now online.

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      May 4-6, 2018

      Book your two-night stay at the Inn at Warner Hall and celebrate Cinco de Mayo whenever you wish with a $25 gift certificate to Juan’s Mexican Cafe and Cantina, one of our favorite local Mexican Restaurants!

      Find your favorite available room here and book online!

      Photo by Sara Harris Photography for Juan’s Mexican Cafe and Cantina.

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      A professionally arranged bouquet of gorgeous seasonal flowers, or a dozen roses with assorted greenery and keepsake vase, paired with a bottle of Chandon Champagne, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Bailey’s White Chocolate Mousse Cups, all enjoyed in the privacy of your room will make the occasion not only “Special” but, “Simply Divine….”

      Advance Notice required (72 hours suggested)
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    • Honeymoon and Anniversary Special

      What better way to celebrate your lives together than spending three nights surrounded in Warner Hall luxury and getting 50% discount for your third night! Visit the Inn at Warner Hall within two months of your actual anniversary or wedding date and enjoy a wonderful environment in which to spend time together. Add a “Special Occasions Package” and really make it a celebration! But be prepared to keep it fun and exciting! There will be a surprise “Dating Game” quiz to verify dates of engagement, marriage, most romantic moment shared, etc. etc….Match all the questions and win a bottle of Champagne!

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      We are certainly sad to see this vacation of ours come to an end. How lucky we were to have found this place. Warner Hall is exactly what the B&B experience should be. You have combined all of the essential elements of the perfect getaway. We will be back, many times I’m sure! Thank you! […]

    • Warm, Southern Hospitality

      Warner Hall not only equaled but exceeded our expectations. The warm Southern hospitality, the gracious surroundings, and the incredible cuisine combined to create a memorable birthday for Donna and for our friends. An outstanding evening of fellowship and food! You have paid attention to detail in the restoration, decoration and in the reception, hosting, “ghosting” care […]

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      Thanksgiving was wonderful. Thank you for opening your home to our family. We all enjoyed the excellent company and the delicious food. Everything was simply perfect. Warner Hall offered us the opportunity to relax and enjoy one another…no worries, no hassle, no clean up! This was a holiday we’ll never forget! -Bob & Natalie – […]

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