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PWC historical sites to open for events; call to schedule a tour

Upcoming Events at Ben Lomond Historic Site
10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas, VA
(703) 367-7872

Everyday Full Of Work: 
The African American Experience at Ben Lomond
Sept 5 & Sept 6 | 12pm-1pm & 2pm-3pm | All Ages
Ben Lomond Historic Site is proud to present special guided tours focusing on the historic African American occupants of the site. Visitors can explore the historic home and the original slave quarter to learn about the enslaved population living at Ben Lomond in the years before the Civil War. Visit spaces not ordinarily open to the public. Additionally, visitors can experience the new and interactive virtual reality exhibit in the Ben Lomond Slave Quarters. Masks are required indoors during the tour.

History By Campfire: Teddy Travels To Ben Lomond
Sept 25 | 7:30pm–9pm | $5; children 2 and under FREE| All Ages
Enjoy a warm campfire at Ben Lomond Historic Site while you learn about Teddy Roosevelt’s time at Ben Lomond, a place he visited for hunting and history.

Upcoming Event at Rippon Lodge Historic Site
15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, VA
(703) 499-9812
Virginia in the Spanish-American War
Sept 12 | 11am–3pm | $5 | All Ages
Explore the history of the Spanish-American War. Speak with living history interpreters about the war and what the soldiers encountered. Self-guided tours limited to 7 people at a time. Masks are required indoors.

Upcoming Event at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre
12229 Bristow Road, Bristow, VA
(703) 365-7895
Crime and Punishment
Sept 26 | 11am–12pm and 1pm-2pm | $5 | Ages 6+
As Prince William County’s seat for 70 years, Brentsville’s courthouse and jail was the focus of law and order in the community. Take a tour of the Brentsville’s public lot and learn about the laws, crime, and punishment of the 19th century while you hear about some of the high-profile cases that were tried on-site. Tours are limited to seven people, masks are required. Reservations are required.

Upcoming Event at Lucasville School
10516 Godwin Drive, Manassas, VA
(703) 792-4754
Lucasville School Open House
Sept 12 | 11am–4pm | FREE | Ages 6+
Visit the reconstructed 19th century school used by the community of Lucasville and learn about African American history in Prince William County and Northern Virginia region. No more than five people will be allowed in the school at one time and masks are required.

Upcoming Event at Leesylvania State Park
2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge, VA
(703) 730-8205
The Potomac River: Hub Of Transportation And History River Tour
Sept 26 | 10am–1pm | $50 | All Ages
Take a guided 3-hour history tour of the Potomac River onboard the Miss Rivershore. Topics covered include 17th century Native American history, War of 1812 and Civil War battles, and the river’s diverse natural history. Registration includes lunch. After the tour, visitors can hike to Freestone Point in Leesylvania State Park. Masks are required on the boat. Tours are limited to 15 people per tour in accordance with the most recent COVID-19 Guidelines.

Upcoming Event at Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Neabsco Creek Boardwalk
15125 Blackburn Rd, Woodbridge, VA
(703) 730-8205
History Walk on the Boardwalk
Sept 26 | 8am–10am | $10 | Ages 7+
This history walk, “Humanity and the Environment in Neabsco Creek” explores how people affected this natural creek over the centuries. Leashed pets are welcome to join, but not all parts of the hike are accessible for wheelchairs. Limited social distancing space; masks strongly suggested. Reservations required.

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