The spirits of history are returning to Prince William County.
Various events are taking place at the county’s historic sites next month.
Here are a few activities that have been scheduled, according to a release from Prince William County.
Ben Lomond Historic Site
The Ben Lomond Historic Site in Manassas previously served as a confederate hospital during the Civil War and was the home for many slaves.
“Fireside Ghost Stories at Ben Lomond” will be offered at the site from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 5.
Admission costs $5 for those who are 2 and older.
Ben Lomond Historic Site visitors can also learn about the hospital and tour the site during “Hospital Horrors” on October 27.
Those interested in registering for a $10 tour can call 703-367-7872.
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre
The Brentsville Jail, located at the Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre in Bristow, also has its own unique stories.
Prisoners accused of murder, poisoning others, and stealing resided at the jail from 1822 to 1893.
Members of the public can hear about the individuals and 200-year-old building by participating in “Overnight Stay in the Brentsville Jail.”
The event will run from 8 p.m. on October 6 to 8 a.m. on October 7, and admission costs $75.
To register, call 703-365-7895.
Candlelight tours of the Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre will also be offered through the “Spirits of Brentsville” event.
Between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on October 19 and 20, community members can view the grounds and meet historic figures.
Individuals interested in receiving a $10 tour can register by calling 703-365-7895.
Rippon Lodge Historic Site
County residents and visitors can see a horror movie for free next month, as well.
The Thing from Another World will be shown as part of Rippon Lodge Historic Site’s “Scary B-Movie Night.”
Attendees should bring blankets and chairs to the Woodbridge-based site. Beverages and popcorn will be available for purchase.
The historic site is also hosting a “Haunted Campfire” on October 20.
Citizens can hear scary stories about Virginia between 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. during the event, which costs $10.
To register, call 703-499-9812.
Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park
Staff members from Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park in Bristow will be celebrating the anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station.
Visitors can watch artillery demonstrations and camps from the Civil War from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 13 and October 14
At 7 p.m. on October 13, 1,000 luminary candles will be lit for the soldiers who died.
Individuals can also tour the cemeteries, battlefields and camps on October 27 and October 28.
To learn more information, call 703-366-3049.
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