recreated First Virginia Regiment is one of the most recognized
Revolutionary War units in the country and has itself developed
a proud history. Organized in February, 1975 the First Virginia
is incorporated in Virginia as a nonprofit, educational organization.
regiment gives camp and tactical demonstrations, participates in
battle reenactments, and has a comprehensive educational program.
Some highlights of the First Virginia's activities over the years
have included participation in most of the major battle reenactments
of the Bicentennial, including Monmouth and the largest of these,
Yorktown in 1981. The First Virginia has often returned to annual
reenactments at these and other sites since the Bicentennial. The
First also acted as honor guard for Queen Elizabeth II during Her
Majesty's visit to the United States in 1976 and has marched in
review before the President at Concord and Yorktown. Members participated
in trips to England and France where demonstrations of Revolutionary
War tactics were given in conjunction with participating in ceremonies
and parades. Members of the First Virginia have appeared in many
feature films and documentaries about the period. The First Virginia
regularly takes part in events at such historic sites as Mount Vernon,
Gunston Hall, Ashlawn, Scotchtown, Yorktown and Williamsburg. The
First Virginia is a regularly relied-upon source of historical and
safety information for the National Park Service and the State of
recreated First Virginia is composed of men and women who portray
the Revolutionary War soldier and his military camp as "living history."
Members are from eight to eighty. We are historians, business executives,
students, government employees, teachers, professionals, and artisans...and
now we are 18th Century citizen-soldiers and their families.