Photo by Sandy Goss

Photo by Sandy Goss

23rd Annual



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

TBD 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 2pm 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 1pm. 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

$10 if fully registered two weeks prior to the event*, $15 thereafter

*Payment must be submitted before the cut-off date to receive the discount

event check-in

Event check-in begins at 2:00pm on the day prior to the event.
Registration and check-in permitted between 8-11am on Saturday and Sunday.

mounted reenactors

All mounted reenactors must pre-register.
No walk-ons permitted!

additional resources

Download RulesEmail the Event Commander, Joe Funk

Photo by Shelly Liebler

Photo by Sandy Goss