The Barony of Ponte Alto is a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism
based in the inner Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. Ponte Alto is part of the
Kingdom of Atlantia which stretches from Maryland to South Carolina, plus a little bit of Georgia.
Map of Atlantia.
The Barony works to re-create parts of the Middle Ages through "hands on" activities such as
armored combat, fencing, archery, clothing making, embroidery, and music.
The Barony's official territory covers Fairfax County (except for Centreville and Chantilly),
Arlington County, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church, but our activities are open to anyone who is interested.
St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath :: March 14, 2020
The Wild Hunt :: October 10-11, 2020
The January Newcomers Meeting is Friday, the 24th, 7pm! See the calendar for location info.
The January Populace Gathering is Sunday, the 26th, 5:00! See the calendar for location info.
July 2019 Issue of Il Tempo
Notes from the populace meeting and upcoming events! View in
Open Call for Retainers!
Looking for a way to get involved? Why not try retaining!
What is retaining?
Their Excellencies need help with taking notes (e.g. for gifts or to-do stuff), staying hydrated, reminders to stay on schedule, fetching things, and otherwise keeping Their Excellencies comfortable and out of trouble (especially the Mongol one)!
Who can retain?
Anyone can retain! If you've got free time at an event, Their Excellencies will be very appreciative of your assistance. Plus it's a great way to learn more about what it means to be part of the pageantry of the SCA!
How can I volunteer?
If you are interested in volunteering, or even just finding out more, reach out to our head retainer, Diego Diaz Montanes at
Open Baronial Officer Positions
Currently the Barony has several positions it is looking to fill.
Vacant positions include:
Deputy Herald (especially a court herald!)
Deputy Chancellor of Youth Activities
Deputy Minister of A&S
Please contact the the individual officer or the Baronial Seneschal for a position you are interested
in or for more information.
Welcome! Please visit our Newcomers pages to get acquainted with our group
or contact our Chatelain, Lady Maria Chiara Datini,
the officer responsible for helping new folks learn about the SCA in general and the Barony of Ponte Alto in particular.
Upcoming Newcomers' Meeting.
The monthly newsletter contains event listings, meeting minutes, officer contacts,
and the latest news in Ponte Alto.
Current Issue - July 2019: Notes from the populace meeting and upcoming events! View in
PDF (1.4 MB).
Read previous issues in the Il Tempo archives.
Sign up for the Baronial e-list to stay current with the latest news and activities.
Connect with us on Facebook: Barony of Ponte Alto
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Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and is maintained by the
Baronial Web Minister.
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