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156th anniversary of the Commemoration of First Manassas

Saturday, 07/22/2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Join park staff as we commemorate the 156th anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) with a variety of historian led walking tours and living history demonstrations. All ranger-led walking tours will last 60-90 minutes. For the complete schedule of events: https://www.nps.gov/mana/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=27E13A5E-1DD8-B71B-0BCFC5E86DDB492D Attachments

The Aftermath of Battle First Manassas Weekend

Saturday, 07/22/2017 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM

After the Battle of First Manassas, Ben Lomond served as a Confederate field hospital to treat the wounded. Visit Ben Lomond close to the 156th anniversary of the battle and learn from historians and Civil War reenactors how soldiers were treated during the Civil War and how the conditions of these hospitals differ from the hospitals we have today. The weekend will consist of demonstrations, tours, children’s activities, and a special evening program recreating the hospital on Saturday evening from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be on site and those who donate blood will receive free admission into the daytime event or half price admission to the evening event. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 07/22/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

The Aftermath of Battle First Manassas Weekend

Sunday, 07/23/2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

After the Battle of First Manassas, Ben Lomond served as a Confederate field hospital to treat the wounded. Visit Ben Lomond close to the 156th anniversary of the battle and learn from historians and Civil War reenactors how soldiers were treated during the Civil War and how the conditions of these hospitals differ from the hospitals we have today. The weekend will consist of demonstrations, tours, children’s activities, and a special evening program recreating the hospital on Saturday evening from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be on site and those who donate blood will receive free admission into the daytime event or half price admission to the evening event. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 07/23/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Civil War Home Front Camp

Monday, 07/24/2017 9:00 AM - Friday, 07/28/2017 12:00 PM

The Home front camp is designed to give participants a feel for life as a young person while fathers and older brothers are off fighting the War. Activities will include farm chores, food ways to include substitutions, Court day, 19th century fishing, letters to loved ones, sewing and needle work, and on the last day a community picnic with homemade ice cream. Registration for this camp can be completed on line at www.pwcparks.org or by calling 703-792-8320 or 703-365-7895. Attachments

World War I Wednesday

Wednesday, 07/26/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

World War I Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, the Museum will be hosting WWI Wednesday educational displays the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Our Education and Community Outreach teams will be displaying WWI German uniforms and gear in Leatherneck Gallery. There will also be a craft for children! Admission to the Museum and parking are FREE! Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Thursday, 07/27/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Revolutionary Readers – A Book Club for Young Readers

Friday, 07/28/2017 10:00 AM

Fridays, July 14th & 28th August 11th and 25th Revolutionary Readers – A Book Club for Young Readers 10 a.m. – Noon; $7.00 per child Young readers (rising 4th to 6th grade) are invited to join our book club. This summer we will explore books and topics connected to early American history through the eyes of young adults. Each gathering of readers will include a discussion of the book and other related activities. A book list will be provided at time of registration. All titles are available at the local library. Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Rd., Woodbridge, VA. 703-499-9812. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 07/29/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

MCHF Summer Concert Series featuring U.S. Navy Band's The Sea Chanters

Wednesday, 08/02/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

MCHF Summer Concert Series featuring U.S. Navy Band's The Sea Chanters 7:00pm-8:30pm The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is once again hosting a Summer Concert Series at the Museum. Join us for a summer evening of great music by the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters the United States Navy’s official chorus. The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, including sea chanteys and patriotic fare, to opera, Broadway and contemporary music. www.navyband.navy.mil/sea_chanters.html The concert will be performed outside on the Museum's Entry Plaza. Free Admission. Free Parking. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 08/05/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

History Happy Hour at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 08/05/2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a festive night of pop culture trivia, games, music and more at Rippon Lodge Historic Site. Explore one of the oldest homes in Prince William County, mingle with new friends, try on historic attire, and maybe win a prize. Attachments

Paranormal 101

Saturday, 08/05/2017 7:00 PM

Ben Lomond has a diverse history from being a Civil War hospital to the home of countless slaves. Today, many local residents claim that the house and grounds are haunted by spirits from the past. Ben Lomond Historic Site is partnering with East Coast Research and Investigation of the Paranormal (ECRIP) to host a paranormal seminar and investigation at Ben Lomond. ECRIP is a local volunteer group of researchers who investigate claims of potential paranormal phenomena and educate interested parties by sharing collective research, experience, knowledge and theories. Participants will first attend a seminar with discussions about various theories and current techniques. Afterwards, participants will work alongside members of ECRIP in a paranormal investigation. The seminar will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The investigation will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight. Space is limited for the investigation. Reservations are required. Attachments

Free Book Talk - Author David T. Gilbert

Sunday, 08/06/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

From the “First Battle of Bull Run” to Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House four years later, this book celebrates the history and scenic beauty of these hallowed grounds in a large-format, beautifully produced volume. Explore more than thirty Civil War battlefields— from Antietam to Chancellorsville, Gettysburg to Shiloh—including the first five national battlefield parks preserved by veterans in the 1890s. Each battlefield features extensive photos of the key sites and monuments, as well as beautiful landscapes and historic archival photography. The essays enable the reader to understand each battlefield from a strategic perspective—its topography, geography, and military value—the battle’s seminal moments, and its historical significance, and guide the reader on how best to tour the grounds on foot. With maps, rarely seen archival photos, and stunning contemporary photography, this photo- and information-packed book is an inspirational bucket list for Civil War and history buffs, as well as those who wish to walk in the literal boot steps of American history.Attachments

Civil War Advanced Camp

Monday, 08/07/2017 9:00 AM - Friday, 08/11/2017 4:00 PM

For folks that have completed the Civil War Basic and Advanced Camps. This camp will incorporate service projects and field trips to sites of historical significance in the area, and gives participants an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of how these sites are remembered and commemorated for future generations. Bring lunch, snacks, and drinks daily. Registration for this camp can be completed on line at www.pwcparks.org or by calling 703-792-8320. Attachments

Revolutionary Readers: A Book Club for Young Readers

Friday, 08/11/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Young readers (rising 4th to 6th grade) are invited to join our book club. This summer we will explore books and topics connected to early American history through the eyes of young adults. Each gathering of readers will include a discussion of the book and other related activities. A book list will be provided at time of registration. All titles are available at the local library. Attachments

Overnight Stay at the Pringle House Hospital

Friday, 08/11/2017 8:00 PM - Saturday, 08/12/2017 8:00 AM

From July 21 until the end of August, 1861, Ben Lomond was converted into the Pringle House Hospital to care for hundreds of wounded soldiers after the fateful events of the first major battle of the Civil War. Join site historians in a unique opportunity to spend the night in the hospital and learn about the wounded soldiers who were treated there, the families who were impacted, and the effects of the war on Northern Virginia. The evening will include a tour of the hospital, an evening campfire, and more. Breakfast will be provided in the morning. Participants must bring their own sleeping materials. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 08/12/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 08/12/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 08/13/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Civil War Advanced Camp

Monday, 08/14/2017 9:00 AM - Friday, 08/18/2017 12:00 PM

The Civil War Advanced Camp picks up where the Basic Camp leaves off. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with famous officer from the war, expand their knowledge of campaign foods and how they were prepared, learn of the cavalry, participate in artillery drill, build a sunshade. This camp includes a tour of 2nd Manassas battlefield sites at Manassas National Battlefield. Registration for this camp can be completed on line at www.pwcparks.org or by calling 703-792-8320. Attachments

So You Want to be a Civil War Soldier Camp

Saturday, 08/19/2017 9:00 AM - Sunday, 08/20/2017 1:00 PM

This camp is designed to put all of the lessons learned in the previous camps into practice as participants enlist in a company, establish a camp and become a soldier in camp for two days through a series of hands on activities and drills. Parents and children will be staying in shelter tents and performing camp duties from 4 pm Friday to noon on Sunday. Participants will need to bring sleeping bag or blankets. Registration for this camp can be completed on line at www.pwcparks.org or by calling 703-792-8320. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 08/19/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Movie Night at Brentsville

Saturday, 08/19/2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Join us for our 4th Annual Brentsville Movie Night! Enjoy an old movie the way they were meant to be seen! Movie starts at nightfall. We will be showing The Count of Monte Cristo. Bring chairs and or blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase. Attachments

Museum Kid Monday!

Monday, 08/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your child to explore history through sight, sound, smell, and touch through hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary each month and will include subjects such as farming, textiles, or 19th century toys and more! Adult must be able to participate with children. Please contact the site to learn about the subject of the month. Attachments

Revolutionary Readers: A Book Club for Young Readers

Friday, 08/25/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Young readers (rising 4th to 6th grade) are invited to join our book club. This summer we will explore books and topics connected to early American history through the eyes of young adults. Each gathering of readers will include a discussion of the book and other related activities. A book list will be provided at time of registration. All titles are available at the local library. Attachments

Civil War Weekend

Friday, 08/25/2017 6:00 PM - Sunday, 08/27/2017 2:00 PM

Everything Civil War and so much more, this annual event features keynote speaker Catherine Clinton, re-enactors from both armies, living history demonstrations on medicine, music and games all topped off with the traditional Saturday programs of free bourbon tasting, a dance and the rail car burning at the Museum.Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 08/26/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Rippon Lodge Car Show

Saturday, 08/26/2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Enjoy a display of vintage and classic cars on the lawns of Rippon Lodge Historic Site. Cars from 1950 to 1900 are welcome to be displayed. Visitors may ask questions and take pictures of the vehicles. Period games available for kids to play on the lawn. Guided tours of the lodge are available for $5 per person on the hour. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 08/26/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Battle of Kettle Run Anniversary Tours

Saturday, 08/26/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff and volunteers on the 154th anniversary of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's capture of Bristoe Station and the Battle of Kettle Run – the opening round of what would become the Second Battle of Manassas. This August 27th battle, while small, was bloody and took a heavy toll on the regiments that fought there. Visit the park on the actual anniversary for specialized in-time walking tours that will make this forgotten battle come to life in vivid detail. Attachments

Jackson at Bristoe Station Anniversary "In-Time" Tour

Saturday, 08/26/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff and volunteers on the 154th anniversary of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's capture of Bristoe Station, the precursor to the Battle of Second Manassas. Jackson's capture of Bristoe, would allow him to capture the large Federal warehouses in Manassas on the 27th. Visit the park on the actual anniversary for a specialized in-time walking tour. Attachments

Battle of Bull Run Bridge "In-Time" Walking Tour

Sunday, 08/27/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff for the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run Bridge– part of the opening rounds of what would become the Second Battle of Manassas. Hours before the Battle of Kettle Run to the South, the Battle of Bull Run Bridge was the first Federal attempt to drive Stonewall Jackson away from Manassas. This August 27th battle, while small, was particularly bloody for the Union Army and took a heavy toll on the regiments that fought there. Visit the ground on the actual anniversary for specialized in-time walking tour that will make this forgotten battle come to life in vivid detail.Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 08/27/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Battle of Kettle Run Anniversary Tours

Sunday, 08/27/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff and volunteers on the 154th anniversary of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's capture of Bristoe Station and the Battle of Kettle Run – the opening round of what would become the Second Battle of Manassas. This August 27th battle, while small, was bloody and took a heavy toll on the regiments that fought there. Visit the park on the actual anniversary for specialized in-time walking tours that will make this forgotten battle come to life in vivid detail. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 09/02/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Overnight Stay in Brentsville Jail

Saturday, 09/02/2017 8:00 PM - Sunday, 09/03/2017 8:00 AM

From 1822 to 1893 the Brentsville jail housed numerous people awaiting trial, and fate. The prisoners were accused of various crimes from theft, to poisoning, and even murder. In 1872 a prominent Prince William resident was gunned down in his cell while awaiting his trail. Spend the night in the nearly 200 year old building and learn about some of the people who were imprisoned here. Attachments

Potomac Blockade Boat Tour

Saturday, 09/09/2017

Potomac Blockade Boat Tour 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $45 per person Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate forces' successful blockade of Washington D.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. Local historians will discuss the significance of the Blockade and of the gun batteries and camps that supported the Confederate efforts. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. Tour includes lunch and departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. For reservations call 703-792-4754. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 09/09/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Potomac Blockade Bus Tour

Saturday, 09/09/2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate forces’ successful blockade of Washington D.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. Local historians will discuss the significance of the Blockade and of the gun batteries and camps that supported the Confederate efforts. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. Tour includes lunch and departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. Attachments

School is Back in Session!

Saturday, 09/09/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Are you excited that school has started again? Going to school was very different a hundred years ago than it is today. Visit the one room school houses at Lucasville School and Brentsville Courthouse to learn about the different ways that students learned in a segregated society. Try some of the tools that were used to teach in each of the schools, some of the games they played, and even make a craft at each school to take home! Not behaving well in school? Learn about some of the different ways students were disciplined, it may shock you! Program will take place at both Lucasville School, and Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, located at 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow, VA. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 09/09/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

7th Annual Bands, Brews, & Barbecue

Saturday, 09/09/2017 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Historic Downtown Manassas will hold its 7th Annual Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival on September 9, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last pour at 5:30 p.m.). This ticketed event features award winning craft beers for sampling and Northern Virginia’s best barbecue – as well as incredible live music. Ticket prices will go up the day of the event. The Bands: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm: TBA 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm: The Duskwhales2017-TheDuskwhales 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Harlen Simple profile The Brews: Alewerks Brewing Company BadWolf Brewing Company Brew Republic Bierwerks Champion Brewing Company Mustang Sally Brewing Company Ornery Beer Company & Public House Port City Brewing Company Seven Arrows Brewing Company New District Brewing Company Sinistral Brewing Company The Farm Brewery at Broad Run Three Notch’d Brewing Co. The Barbecue: Better Than Carolina BBQ N.C. Ribs on Wheels L.L.C. Interested in Volunteering? We are looking for volunteers aged 21 and up to offer their time pouring one of our 60+ beers at this year’s festival. There will be both a morning and an afternoon shift. All interested candidates should email Erin Beckman at erin@historicmanassasinc.orgfor more information. The rain date, in the case of severe weather is September 17th. Attachments

Historic Brentsville Schoolhouse Happy Hour

Saturday, 09/09/2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Looking for a unique way to start the new school year? Take part in our Historic Brentsville Schoolhouse Happy Hour! Receive two drink tickets to use over the course of the evening, and come and explore the 1920s schoolhouse to learn about teaching in a one room schoolhouse during the Great Depression. Reservations are suggested, but not required. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 09/10/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Manassas' Civil War Hospitals Caravan Tour

Saturday, 09/16/2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Manassas was the site of two major battles fought on July 21, 1861, and August 28-30, 1862, along the banks of Bull Run. The horrors of battle did not end for many men when these battles ended, but continued in the numerous hospitals that were set up throughout the area, proving to be some of the bloodier battles in history to that point, the hospitals were overrun with more casualties than they expected. Join us as we visit the hospitals of Manassas, to learn about medicine at the beginning of the Civil War, about the soldiers who were treated in these hospitals, and about the families whose homes were commandeered. Reservations are required. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 09/16/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

42nd Bull Run Region AACA Edgar Rohr Memorial Car Show

Saturday, 09/16/2017 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM

Enjoy wide variety of pre-war and post-war vehicles ? 1992 and older cars on display--street rods/modified cars included ? Free admission to Manassas Museum ? Opening Flag Presentation & National Anthem Ceremony at 11:30 AM ? Participant Judging – 50 class awards plus 14 Special Awards! ? Special display of Unique Commercial Vehicles ? Have a bite to eat at the fabulous “29 Diner” barbecue tent ? Free spectator admission, free trailer parking and free garage parking ? Door prizes +50/50 raffle + Silent Auction + Car Corral + Flea Market ? Free Country/Western concert by Miss Hannah Polk ? Model T Assembly /Disassembly demonstration ? One block to Manassas Farmer’s Market and International Food festival ? RAIN or SHINE, the show goes on! 

Dance the Evening Away at the Rippon Lodge Canteen

Saturday, 09/16/2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

From Hollywood to New York City, canteens were the place for soldiers to relax and enjoy good food, music, entertainment and dancing during World War II. Musicians and actors such as Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Bob Hope, Betty Davis, Marlene Dietrich, Shirley Temple, and even former President Herbert Hoover could be found spending time with the service men at canteens across the country. Dance the night away at Rippon Lodge as it is transformed into a dance hall reminiscent of a canteen with live Big Band music, delicious food and beverages. Guests are encouraged to “Dress the Part!” and attend the event in their best dress, vintage costume, or active military uniforms. Food and non-alcoholic beverages available; extra drinks available for purchase. Discounted admission for all active military members. Reservations are required to attend this unique and fun evening dance. Attachments

Museum Kid Monday!

Monday, 09/18/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your child to explore history through sight, sound, smell, and touch through hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary each month and will include subjects such as farming, textiles, or 19th century toys and more! Adult must be able to participate with children. Please contact the site to learn about the subject of the month. Reservations required. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 09/23/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

Prince William County Farm Tour--Brentsville Stop

Saturday, 09/23/2017 11:00 AM - Sunday, 09/24/2017 4:00 PM

Join site staff as we learn about farm life here in Brentsville and Prince William County during the mid-1800s. Tour the 1850s farm house and learn how Prince William County farmers, free and enslaved. Discover how they lived and worked before electricity and running water. Attachments

Brentsville Day!

Saturday, 09/23/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for our first Brentsville Day! The community of Brentsville has been around for nearly 200 years and served as the social and political center of Prince William County for nearly 100 years. Enjoy historic farm demonstrations, living history, bluegrass music, games, food, tours of the historic buildings and more. Attachments

2017 Manassas Latino Festival

Sunday, 09/24/2017 - 5:30 PM

The Latino Festival highlights the food, music, and art of our area’s Latin American communities, with live performances throughout the day, including Mariachis and Pinatas for the kids! The event is free and open to public. The 2017 Manassas Latino Festival will be held on Sunday, September 24 at the Harris Pavilion in old town Manassas. The activities and entertainment start at 12:00 noon and end at 5:30 pm. Visit us at www.ManassasLatinoFestival.com for more information about the event activities and entertainment. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 09/24/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Civil War Raiders of Northern Virginia Bus Tour

Saturday, 09/30/2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

One of the most famous figures to emerge from the Civil War was John S. Mosby. Operating behind Federal lines in Northern Virginia, Mosby created a legacy that still resounds today. However Mosby was not the only band of guerillas in the area; other bands of soldiers from Virginia and South Carolina also worked in the area. Join historians from Prince William County Historic Preservation Division and the Mosby Heritage Area Association for a special bus tour that will not only visit Mosby sites, but also other guerilla sites in Northern Virginia. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 09/30/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well-versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes are offered most Saturday mornings from May to September. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards which are good for the whole season. Additional classes may be purchased at any time. Attachments

They Paved Paradise

Saturday, 09/30/2017 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A look back at Manassas and Prince William County before asphalt changed the landscape from farms to traffic jams. Driving tour - transportation provided. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. Attachments

Rippon Lodge in Mourning

Sunday, 10/01/2017 11:00 AM - Tuesday, 10/31/2017 4:00 PM

Why is black a color for mourning? Why are mirrors covered when one passes away? How long did someone wear mourning attire? How did mourning practices change over the centuries? Learn this and more during the month of October at Rippon Lodge, as we dress the historic house in various periods of mourning. Guided tours of this special look at how death was commemorated and celebrated over the centuries are on the hour. Attachments

Free Book Talk with James Gindlesperger

Sunday, 10/01/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Under Captain Raphael Semmes, the CSS Alabama had been raiding Union merchant ships for nearly two years. The Alabama accounted for almost one of every four Union merchant ships lost during the entire Civil War, with more than 60 ships destroyed. The USS Kearsarge, captained first by Charles Pickering and later by John Winslow, chased the Alabama around the world. Winslow vowed to end the trail of destruction caused by the Alabama. The two finally met in an epic battle off the coast of France on June 19, 1864. Fire on the Water examines the voyages of the Alabama and the Kearsarge toward their destiny. Using the words of the participants, James Gindlesperger offers a rare look into life at sea during the American Civil War. This tale of raw adventure and extraordinary courage will be prized by historians, genealogists, and those who enjoy a good story. Many controversies in after-the-battle studies are also examined. Attachments

The Forgotten World War and Its Impact at Home: World War I Collaborative Exhibit with the Manassas Musuem

Friday, 10/06/2017 9:00 AM - Sunday, 03/04/2018 5:00 PM

Working in conjunction with the Manassas Museum this exhibit will look at the home front in Prince William County and Manassas during World War I. Themes will include music and propaganda, the impact of the Spanish Flu epidemic in the area, and the growth of farms and local military bases and their impact on the county. A final section will list all the soldiers from the area that were KIA. Attachments

Potomac Blockade Boat Tour

Saturday, 10/07/2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Potomac Blockade Boat Tour 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $45 per person Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate forces' successful blockade of Washington D.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. Local historians will discuss the significance of the Blockade and of the gun batteries and camps that supported the Confederate efforts. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. Tour includes lunch and departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. For reservations call 703-792-4754. Attachments

Potomac Blockade Boat Tour

Saturday, 10/07/2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate forces’ successful blockade of Washington D.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. Local historians will discuss the significance of the Blockade and of the gun batteries and camps that supported the Confederate efforts. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. Tour includes lunch and departs from Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. Attachments

Spectral Stories at Historic Brentsville

Saturday, 10/07/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love scary movies and hearing ghost stories? Join site staff for a fun filled evening spent around a campfire as you hear spooky stories about Historic Brentsville and other haunts in and around Prince William County. Attachments

Cemetery Tour

Friday, 10/13/2017 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This year’s installment learning about the Manassas City Cemetery to discover the contributions from the people who have gone before us. The theme will be “Important Citizens who Influenced Prince William County History.” Attachments

Cemetery Tour

Friday, 10/13/2017 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

This year's installment learning about the Manassas City Cemetery to discover the contributions from the people who have gone before us. The theme will be "Important Citizens who Influenced Prince William County History." To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. Attachments

154th Anniversary of Battle of Auburn "In-Time" Tours

Saturday, 10/14/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

While the Bristoe campaign culminated on the afternoon of October 14, 1864 at the Battle of Bristoe Station, another battle earlier in the day had a profound impact on the course of events. With elements of both armies at times cut off, the Battle of Auburn was a small but important battle that set the stage for fighting later in the day. Join local historians for a special in-time walking tour on battlefield land that is not normally accessible to the public. Attachments

Battle of Bristoe Station Anniversary Weekend Tours and Luminary

Saturday, 10/14/2017 11:00 AM - Sunday, 10/15/2017 4:00 PM

Join Battlefield Park staff for the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station. Tour a Civil War encampment, watch artillery firing demonstrations, and tour the site of the third and final battle that took place in Prince William County. On Saturday evening, visit the battlefield for a rare treat to see over 2,000 luminary candles for every soldier who died at Bristoe Station. Living history vignettes will be located across the battlefield and self-guided tours will lead visitors to meet the men and women who made history here. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 10/14/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

154th Anniversary Battle of Bristoe Station "In-Time" Tours

Saturday, 10/14/2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff and volunteers on the 154th anniversary of the third and final Civil War battle to take place in Prince William County. This October 14th battle, while small, was the culmination of Lee's last offensive of the War. Visit the park on the actual anniversary for specialized in-time walking tours that will make this forgotten battle come to life in vivid detail. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 10/15/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Museum Kid Mondays!

Monday, 10/16/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your child to explore history through sight, sound, smell, and touch through hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary each month and will include subjects such as farming, textiles, or 19th century toys and more! Adult must be able to participate with children. Please contact the site to learn about the subject of the month. Reservations required. Attachments

Spirits of Rippon Lodge

Friday, 10/20/2017 7:00 PM - Saturday, 10/21/2017 9:00 PM

Rippon Lodge’s diverse history is full of truths, myths and rumors, such as the course of Route 1 was altered to avoid its ghostly residents. Come and experience a uniquely haunting tour of the historic house and grounds by candlelight, perhaps encounter the departed spirits of notable residents and neighbors, and hear their tales of sadness and triumph. Reservations Required; this is a walking tour at night with uneven grounds, surfaces and darkened rooms. Please dress appropriately for the weather and walking; flashlights recommended. Tours every 20 minutes (7, 7:20, 7:40, 8, 8:20 and 8:40 pm.). Call 703-499-9812 for reservations. Attachments

They Paved Paradise

Saturday, 10/21/2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A look back at Manassas and Prince William County before asphalt changed the landscape from farms to traffic jams. Driving tour - transportation provided. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. Attachments

Legends by Lanternlight: Remembrances of Brentsville

Saturday, 10/21/2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Hear the stories of Brentsville from the perspective of the people who lived and passed through here during the Civil War. The program will be led by the costumed interpreters of the Mosby Heritage Area Interpretive Group. The county seat for Prince William County during the Civil War, Brentsville saw soldiers passing through it throughout much of the Civil War. Confederates used the village as a point of mustering point at the beginning of the war before Union soldiers occupied the area from 1862-1865. The community even witnessed a few minor, but deadly battles. Come learn these stories and more as part of a lantern-lit tour of this historic village. Walking is required. Please dress appropriately. For questions, please call (540) 687-5188 or 703-365-7895. Attachments

Buckland Mills Caravan Tour

Sunday, 10/22/2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

By 1863 Federal cavalry had finally come into its own. However Confederate cavalry under JEB Stuart was still a deadly foe. The October 19, 1863 Battle of Buckland proved that the Southern horsemen were still capable of trouncing their blue-clad counterpart. Join local historians for a special caravan tour exploring what was later called “The Buckland Races”. Stops will include Greenwich, Buckland, New Baltimore, and more. Tour starts at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. Attachments

Historic Cemeteries of Brentsville Walking Tour

Saturday, 10/28/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In the nearly 200-year history of the community of Brentsville, many cemeteries have sprung up in the area. Unfortunately, some of these burial grounds are now lost to history. However, others are still marked today. Join local historians for a special walking tour of historic Brentsville as we explore some of these little known spots. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 10/28/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

Hospital Horrors

Saturday, 10/28/2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Ben Lomond has a grim history as serving as a Confederate Field Hospital after the Battle of First Manassas. Come experience a unique opportunity to tour the house and grounds in the recreated hospital and hear the stories of soldiers, doctors, and loved ones who were forever changed during the Civil War. Guided tours every twenty minutes. Advanced reservations strongly recommended. Attachments

Spirits of Manassas

Saturday, 10/28/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

From the weird to the sublime, from the funny to the scary, ghosts, apparitions and other unexplained or coincidental actions and accounts are common to the Manassas area. Learn and share some of these with your friends and family. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. Attachments

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Sunday, 10/29/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. The last tour leaves at 3PM. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellant is encouraged. No pets please. Attachments

A Civil War Soldier's Campfire

Friday, 11/03/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a warm campfire at Ben Lomond Historic Site and learn how Confederate soldiers lived during the American Civil War. Practice drilling with a Civil War soldier, see a musket firing demonstration, and learn about the rations given to Confederate soldiers. Try the cornpone that Confederate soldiers commonly ate during the Civil War and compare it to the s’mores we enjoy today. Attachments

Paranormal 101

Saturday, 11/04/2017 7:00 PM

Brentsville has a diverse history from being a County seat for Prince William County to being a quiet town. Today, many local residents claim that the jail, courthouse and grounds are haunted by spirits from the past. Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre is partnering with East Coast Research and Investigation of the Paranormal (ECRIP) to host a paranormal seminar and investigation at Brentsville. ECRIP is a local volunteer group of researchers who investigate claims of potential paranormal phenomena and educate interested parties by sharing collective research, experience, knowledge and theories. Participants will first attend a seminar with discussions about various theories and current techniques. Afterwards, participants will work alongside members of ECRIP in a paranormal investigation. The seminar will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The investigation will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight. Space is limited for the investigation. Reservations are required. Attachments

Early Days of Prince William County

Saturday, 11/11/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Prince William County’s history begins in 1731 when it was founded by the Virginia House of Burgesses. One of the County’s oldest homes will host a special event to highlight the history and culture of Native Americans and the colonial peoples of the area. Living history demonstrations, colonial life and military encampments from various conflicts, such as the American Revolution, and of Native American cultures will be available all day. Tours of the house are also included. Attachments

Bristoe Station Veteran's Day Commemorative Tour

Saturday, 11/11/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

During four years of war, hundreds of Civil War soldiers were buried in the area around Bristoe Station. Some died in the two battles that were fought for control of the strategic railroad. Others succumbed to disease they were encamped in the area from a few days to a few months. While some remains were removed after the war, many still reside in the area. This special candlelight tour of the battle will highlight some of the soldiers who died at Bristoe Station. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. Attachments

Free Book Talk - Rick Richter

Sunday, 11/12/2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for a free book talk with Rick Richter on his book "Three Cheers fro the Chesapeake" at 1:30 p.m. Illustrated with previously unpublished photos, letters, documents, and diary entries, the untoldstory of the Chesapeake Artillery comes to light. Comprised chiefly of men who lived near the shores of its namesake bay, the Chesapeake Artillery was the last Confederate battery organized from the state of Maryland. It was also by far the smallest, with barely more than half the average enrollment of other Maryland batteries in the Confederate army. Despite its size, the unit was frequently cited for its bravery and efficiency, including by Stonewall Jackson. This is the history of the unit, from its formation through all its battles with the Army of Northern Virginia until the surrender at Appomattox, where only 13 men remained. A unique statistical analysis of census and military records data highlights its characteristics. Included is a complete roster of all the men who served in the unit.Attachments

Cockpit Point Tours

Saturday, 11/18/2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us on a special tour of Prince William County’s newest historic park, Cockpit Point Civil War Park. Tours of the site will take place at 10 a.m., 1p.m. and 3p.m. Reservations are required for the tours. Tours will include difficult terrain and off trail style hiking. For reservations call 703-792-4754. Attachments

They Paved Paradise

Saturday, 11/18/2017 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A look back at Manassas and Prince William County before asphalt changed the landscape from farms to traffic jams. Driving tour - transportation provided. To purchase tickets visit Echoes Online Store, call 703-368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store for tickets. Attachments

Holidays Through the Ages

Friday, 12/01/2017 11:00 AM - Saturday, 12/23/2017 4:00 PM

Visit Rippon Lodge and stroll through seasonal celebrations gone by. The interior and exterior of the historic house will be decorated for the holidays. Various rooms inside the home will represent different periods of seasonal celebrations, from the Colonial Period through the 1940s. Light refreshments, a warm beverage, and shopping for unique Rippon merchandise round out a wonderful tour. Reservations strongly recommended for groups larger than 4. Tours begin on the hour on the front porch. Guests should dress in appropriate attire and comfortable shoes for this walking tour. Attachments

JEB Stuart Christmas Raid Tour

Saturday, 12/02/2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Confederate general JEB Stuart is famous for leading his cavalry in raids around his Federal opponent. While his raids on the Peninsula and towards Gettysburg are well known, his 1862 Christmas Raid through Northern Virginia is less well known. Join local historians on a special bus tour exploring the seldom visited sites associated with this raid. Tour includes lunch and departs from Williams Ordinary in Dumfries. For reservations call 703-792-4754. Attachments

Holiday Night at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 12/02/2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For one night only, see Rippon Lodge by candlelight at Christmastime. Beginning with a special tree lighting ceremony with tree ornaments decorated by local school children, visitors will see the grounds and several of the historic buildings beautifully lit with lights. Guest may tour the Holiday through the Ages decorations by candlelight, listen to music, enjoy making seasonal crafts, a warm beverage, shopping and holiday cookies. One night only. Reservations for groups larger than 4 recommended. Attachments

Breakfast with Historic Santa

Saturday, 12/09/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In December of 1862, artist Thomas Nast made one of the first known illustrations of Santa Claus. Come by and enjoy breakfast with Santa at the Old Manassas Courthouse! Enjoy family breakfast, make authentic 19th Century Christmas decorations and a chance to meet Santa who has dusted off that old 1862 suit and give him your wish list. Breakfast will be from 10 till noon. Crafts and pictures with Santa will be open until 3 p.m. a $3.00 donation to help with cost of craft supplies for those not eating with us would be appreciated. For reservations, call 703-792-4754. Attachments

Santa Comes to Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 12/09/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You better watch out! You better not cry! Santa Claus is visiting Rippon Lodge for one afternoon only! Be on your best behavior and keep your name on the “Nice” list. Parents will be given special “Things Santa Should Know” cards upon arrival. Bring your camera for pictures and dress appropriately for weather as some activities are outside. With large numbers of excited tots expected, we ask parents bring plenty of snacks and extra activities for young children. Attachments

Brentsville Holiday Concert

Saturday, 12/09/2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join the Brentsville community Saturday evening for two Holiday concerts filled with seasonal music performed by the Brentsville District High School Choir at the beautiful and historic Brentsville Union Church. Enjoy hot cider and cookies by a warm bonfire. Attachments


 

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