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Visitors can get a feel for Manassas in April 1962

Ben Lomond Historic Site will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in the spring of 1862 with a unique immersive program on Saturday, April 21.  In March and April of 1862, the first Federal soldiers entered Prince William County and took possession of the area.  During this time, many homes and farm were destroyed by the northern soldiers. 

The special tour will immerse visitors on what it was like to be here in Manassas in April 1862.  Meet Federal soldiers searching for supplies, looting the main house, and graffiting the wall.  Talk to the Pringle family as they flee their home.  Visitors will get a chance to interact with these vignettes of history and leave their own name on a commemorative graffiti wall.  Tours begin every half hour with the first starting at 6 p.m. and the last at 9 p.m.  $15 per person day of the program, $10 with reservation. Children 6 and under free.  Reservations are not required but strongly encouraged.

Ben Lomond served as an antebellum plantation and Confederate field hospital during the Civil War. It was one of the largest dairy farms in the state of Virginia in the first half of the 20th century. The site consists of four historic structures and the largest antique rose garden in the DC Metro area.  The site, through tours and programs, interprets the diverse history of Prince William County.  Ben Lomond Historic Site is located at 10321 Sudley Manor Rd., Manassas, VA 20109. 

For more information, call 703-367-7872 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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