Photo by Sandy Goss

Photo by Sandy Goss


June 5 & 6, 2021

Schedule of Events

The historic events which took place on May 24, 1864 are remembered each year with a reenactment of the Action at Wilson’s Wharf. Joe Funk, the great-nephew and first-person presenter of Brigadier General Godfrey Weitzel, commands the event as he has since its inception.

the next reenactment will be held

June 5 & 6, 2021

This Union fortification comes to life as military and civilian reenactors portray the lives of soldier and citizen inhabitants of the fort. Sutlers offering reproductions of Civil War-era merchandise and clothing contribute to an authentic atmosphere. Fort Pocahontas is open to the public for this event from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 10am to 3pm on Sunday. Spectators are invited to tour the fort where the art of field fortification is revealed and to visit the bustling camps inside it for family-friendly living history activities throughout the day. Battle reenactments are at 2pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. Food vendors are on site. All proceeds support the preservation efforts at Fort Pocahontas.


Photo by Shelly Liebler

For the Public

Charles City County Residents

FREE with ID

Regular Rates

$10 for adults, $8 for students

Group Rates (10+)

$7 for adults, $5 for students

For Reenactors

event registration

We are not accepting any additional registrations.
There will be NO WALK-ON REGISTRATION OR STAND INS for this event.

event check-in ONLY during the following hours:

Friday, June 4 – 10am to 12 midnight
Saturday, June 5 – 6am to 9am
Sunday, June 6 – 7am to 9am

mounted reenactors

All mounted reenactors must be pre-registered. No Walk-ons.

Download RulesEmail the Event Commander, Joe FunkReenactor Important Info & Schedule of Events

Photo by Shelly Liebler

Photo by Sandy Goss