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Experience history! Spend the night of Feb. 23 at Ben Lomond historic site’s slave quarters

The Ben Lomond Historic Site will celebrate Black History Month with programs on Feb. 23 and Feb. 24.

On Feb. 23, visitors can actually spend the night in the slave quarters on site. Historians and interpreters will be there to help people learn about the life of those who were living and working at Ben Lomond. The overnight stay is $75 per person and includes a light breakfast on Saturday morning. Reservations are required. Call 703-367-7872.

On Feb. 24, the program is “Everyday Full of Work: The African-American Experience at Ben Lomond.” Visitors to the event will be able to tour the historic home and original slave quarters to learn about the enslaved population living at Ben Lomond in the years before the Civil War.

Spaces not ordinarily open to the public will be open for exploration and visitors will be able to participate in hands-on activities to learn about some of the chores that enslaved men, women, and children, were compelled to complete, as well as the lives of the enslaved community. Tours are $5 per person. Children under six get in free.

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