Fun Programs with a Local Flair

August Programs with Prince William County Historic Preservation.

Thank you to everyone who came out for our July programs!   

 August 11

History at Sunset: Women in the Civil War                                                                      

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.; $10.00 per person, free for children under six

Many people are familiar with the hard-working, independent Rosie the Riveter of World War II who forged new opportunities for women.  Long forgotten are the women who either through choice or circumstance challenged and changed women’s roles in Civil War-era America.  Join site staff for a guided, hands-on tour about these pathfinders for women’s rights.

Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas, VA 20109, 703-367-7872

 

August 13

Occupied Land: Civilian Civil War Sites In Prince William County Van Tour

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; $85 per person. Space is limited, reservations required.

Prince William County witnessed three major battles and many skirmishes, but the impact of the war reached far beyond the battlefields. Homes, businesses and towns were ravaged by the armies. This tour will highlight the plight of citizens in the County and share their stories of hardship and survival. Sites and activities include visits to Civil War camp sites across the County, Brentsville, Liberia Plantation, Haymarket and Chapman’s Mill. Cost includes admission to sites and a boxed lunch.

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, mailing address: 17674 Main St., Dumfries, VA 22026, 703-366-3049

 

August 13, 14, 27, and 28

Bristoe Station Battlefield Guided Tours

            11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., tours leave on the hour, donations accepted

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the battlefield. Learn about Camp Jones and the two battles that took place here in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking  lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. Last tour at 3 pm.  Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. No pets please.

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, The parking lot is located off of Iron Brigade Unit Ave., Bristow, VA 20136, 703-366-3049

 

August 14

Slavery on Sunday Tours

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; $7 per person, free for children under six

Staff will provide unique hands-on tours about slavery on Sundays.  Learn about the various activities that the enslaved community at Ben Lomond would have taken place here on Sundays.  See the farm and house through the eyes of those who were enslaved and kept the plantation running.  Tours begin on the hour.  Last tour at 3 p.m.

Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas, VA 20109, 703-367-7872

 

August 15 – 19

Colonial Camp

9:00 a.m. – Noon. $130 per child, ages 8-12

Step back in time and spend your mornings in 18th Century Virginia.  Explore the daily activities and life of kids living in Prince William County during the colonial period. Activities will include; crafts, games, history, music, food and much more. Registration required.

Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge VA 22192, 703-499-9812

 

August 20        

Nature Trail Walk

1:00 p.m.; $5 per person, free for children under six

Take a guided tour along the nature trails at Brentsville and learn about plants and animals that live in this part of Virginia.

Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow, VA 20136, 703-365-7895

 

August 26-27

Reptiles of Virginia

Friday, August 26, 7:00pm (lecture); Saturday, August 27, 8:00am (walking tour), $5 per person, free for children under six

Join naturalist and reptile expert Tony Bulmer on Friday evening for a lecture on the native reptiles and amphibians that call Virginia home. Learn why having these guys in your yard and our parks is a good thing. The lecture will be held at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre and will include guest appearances by some of our local reptilian residents. Saturday morning, join Tony once again for a walking tour of Brentsville Courthouse’s nature trail and discover the habitat that these guys call home. Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring water. Please no pets.

Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow, VA 20136, 703-365-7895

 

August 27

149th Anniversary of the Battle of Kettle Run Tours

            11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., tours leave on the hour, $5 per person

On August 27, 1862 Federal and Confederate forces clashed for the first time at

Bristoe Station.  Join local historians on the 149th Anniversary for in-depth tours of the battle that served as a prelude to the Second Battle of Manassas. Where comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. No pets please. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot.

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, The parking lot is located off of Iron Brigade Unit Ave., Bristow, VA 20136, 703-366-3049

 

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