Potomac Blockade Bus Tour

Saturday, June 10, 2017 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event Location

Leesylvania State Park
2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22172

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Event Contact

Contact Name: David Born

Contact Phone: 17037924754

Contact Email: Dborn@pwcgov.org

Event Web Site: www.pwcgov.org/history

Event Cost: $45 per person, includes lunch.

RSVP Instructions: For more information, please call 703-792-4754


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.


Event Organizer

Prince William County Historic Preservation

Event Type

Civil War History

Event Venue

Leesylvania State Park



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