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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

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

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

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

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

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

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours

Saturday, 09/23/2017 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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