History by Campfire: Bully Bully! Teddy Roosevelt at Ben Lomond, August 31,
6:30p.m.; $5 per person, free for children 2 and under.
Enjoy a warm campfire and roasted marshmallows at Ben Lomond
Historic Site while you learn some history. For August, learn about
our 26th President and his escapades at Ben Lomond as well as his
friend who made Ben Lomond his permanent residence. Ben Lomond Historic Site, Manassas, VA 703-367-7872.
Rippon Lodge Car Show, August 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; $5 Suggested donation
Enjoy a display of vintage and classic cars on the lawns of Rippon Lodge Historic Site. Ask questions, take pictures of the beautiful vehicles and cast your vote for your favorite. Games, food, music and more will be onsite as well to round out a beautiful day. Guided tours of the lodge, conducted on the hour, are $5 per person. Car clubs and individual participants must register to bring their vehicle. Rippon Lodge Historic Site, Woodbridge, VA 703-499-9812.
Battle of Kettle Run Anniversary Tours, August 25-26, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Free, $5 suggested donation
Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park historians on the 156th 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. Visit the park on the actual anniversary for specialized in-time walking tours that bring this forgotten battle to life. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. Bristow, VA. 703-366-3049.
Battle of Bull Run Bridge Car Caravan Tour, August 25, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.; $20 per vehicle
Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff for the 156th anniversary
of the Battle of Bull Run Bridge– part of the opening rounds of what would become the Second Battle of Manassas. This 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. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. Bristow, VA. 703-366-3049.
Museum Kids Monday!, August 20,
10 a.m. -11 a.m.; $5 per child, ages 9 and under.
Bring your child to Ben Lomond this summer to explore history through sight,
sound, smell, and touch with hands-on activities and crafts! Topics vary each
month and will include subjects such as archaeology, plants, and 19th century
toys. Adult must stay to participate with children. Ben Lomond Historic Site,
Manassas, VA. 703-367-7872.
National Bee Day at Rippon Lodge, August 18,
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $5 per person. With special guests, Bees in Schools LLC and Edgemoore Art Studio, learn about all types of honeybees, how a hive works and see the way bees store honey. Find out how you can contribute to protect these endangered species, and what can be made with the honey and wax. Purchase Rippon Lodge’s very own honey from our hive in our gift shop. Please do not wear black, as it attracts bees. Rippon Lodge Historic Site, Woodbridge, VA 22192, 703-499-9812.
Stonewall Jackson’s Bold Sweep: 2nd Manassas Campaign
Bus Tour, August 18,
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; $70, reservations required.
To commemorate the 156th Anniversary of the Second Battle of
Manassas, join us as we explore Confederate General “Stonewall”
Jackson’s famous flank march around the Union army in August 1862. This
march led to the largest battle in Northern Virginia, resulting in over 18,000
casualties. Cost includes transportation, admission to all sites and a boxed
lunch. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, Bristow, VA. 703-366-3049.
Paranormal Investigation & Overnight at Ben Lomond, August 17-18,
7 p.m. – 8 a.m.; $75 per person, advanced registration is required.
Ben Lomond has a diverse history from being a Civil War hospital
to the home of countless slaves. Ben Lomond Historic Site is partnering with
East Coast Research and Investigation of the Paranormal to investigate Ben
Lomond. Attend a seminar to learn the techniques, and then work alongside
members of ECRIP at the site. Afterwards, settle in to spend the night at the
Civil War hospital. Light breakfast refreshments included. Reservations are
required for space is limited. Ben Lomond Historic Site, Manassas, VA. 703-
Civil War Advanced Camp at Brentsville Courthouse, August 13-17
9 a.m. – noon; $150 per participant, ages 8 to 13
Experience life as a soldier during the Civil War. Speak
with famous officers, expand your knowledge of the food that soldiers ate,
learn about the cavalry, participate in artillery drill, and build a sunshade.
Includes a tour at Manassas National Battlefield. Registration for this camp
can be completed on line at www.pwcparks.org or by calling 703-792-8320.
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, Bristow, VA. 703-792-5618.
Candlelight Tour of Ben Lomond Historic Site, August 11,
8 p.m. – 9 p.m.; $10 per person, advanced registration required.
Ben Lomond has a grim history as a Confederate field hospital
after the Battle of First Manassas. Come take a special candlelight
tour and have a truly immersive Civil War hospital experience, where you will see, smell, and hear an active field hospital. Ben Lomond Historic Site, Manassas, VA. 703-367-7872.
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