Thursday, June 27, 2013

July 2013 Events at Prince William Historic Sites

July 6, 2013
July 4, 1776:  Fact or Fiction?
11am - 4pm; $5 per person, free for children under six
What happened on July 4, 1776?  What is fact and what is fiction?  Discover the lore of this national holiday. 
Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn RoadWoodbridgeVA. 703-499-9812

July 13,14,27,28                                                                                
Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Guided Tours                                                     
11am - 3pm, tours leave on the hour, donations accepted                                             
Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the battlefield. Learn about Camp Jones and the two battles that took place here in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. Last tour at 3pm.  Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. No pets please. 
Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, The parking lot is located off of Iron Brigade Unit Ave.BristowVA. (703) 366-3049.

July 13, 2013
Nature Trail Walk
1pm; $5 per person, free for children under six
Take a guided tour along the nature trails at Brentsville and learn about the plants and animals that call this part of Virginia home.
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre 12229 Bristow Rd.BristowVA. 703-365-7895

July 20, 2013
Historic Homes of Prince William County – Bus Tour
8am-5pm; $80 per person
Join Historic Preservation Division staff for an exclusive guided tour of public and private homes in Prince William County.  See Bel Air which is rarely open to the public and other private homes; including Pilgrims Rest, Evergreen, Effingham and Rockledge. Enjoy lunch at Rippon Lodge. Lunch and transportation included in price.  Not appropriate for children under eight.  No high heeled shoes please. 
Please call 703-499-9812 to register.   

July 15-19, 2013
American Girl Doll™ Camp  
9am – Noon. $150 per child, ages 8-12
Do you love the American Girl Historical Character Dolls? Come spend a week at Rippon Lodge Historic Site and learn all about your favorite historical dolls and what life was like during the time period they lived. Rippon Lodge is the perfect setting to discover and explore these wonderful characters. Make butter with Felicity, design a corn husk dolls with Kaya, and learn how to be a super sleuth with Kit and Ruthie. Activities will include; crafts, games, history, music, snacks and much more. Registration required.
Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn RoadWoodbridgeVA. 703-499-9812

July 15- 19, 2013
Basic Civil War Camp
9am - 12pm; $130 per child, ages 8-13, reservations required
Children will participate in activities designed to develop a better understanding of soldier life during the American Civil War.  Activities include: “Enlist in Virginia’s Army,” “Life in Camp,” “Infantry Drill,” “Did Civil War Soldiers Really Eat that Stuff?,” “Civil War Medicine,” and a field trip to Manassas National Battlefield Park
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre 12229 Bristow Rd.BristowVA. 703-365-7895

July 20-21, 2013
Pringle House Hospital Weekend and Blood Drive                                                                                                              
11a.m. to 4 p.m., $5.00 per person with children 6 and under free.
Join us at Ben Lomond as we commemorate the 152nd anniversary of Ben Lomond being used as a Civil War hospital.  Specialized tours include medical demonstrations provided by living historians, interactions with actors portraying some of the people that were actually here, and inclusion of interactive displays.
In remembrance of Ben Lomond being used as a hospital over 150 years ago, the American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive on the site from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday 20th.  All who donate blood will receive a complimentary pass to see the house.                                                       
Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr.ManassasVA 20109703-367-7872.

Victorian Sundays
11a.m., FREE
On Sundays in Victorian America, it would not be hard to find the citizens of cities and towns.  They were worshiping and fellowshipping at the community church.  Join us at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Center’s Union Church for a unique program that focuses on 19th Century worship practices and church centered activities.  The program is conducted by Historic Faith Ministries, a volunteer community group.  Services will be held every 4th Sunday at 11:00 a.m. May through October at the Union Church.
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre 12229 Bristow Rd.BristowVA. 703-365-7895

For More Information About Prince William County Historic Preservation

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