July Events with PWC Historic Preservation‏

Happy Independence Day from Prince William  County Historic Preservation! 

Please join us this month for great events!  



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 Road, Woodbridge, VA. 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., Bristow, VA. (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., Bristow,  VA. 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 Road, Woodbridge, VA. 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., Bristow,  VA. 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., Manassas, VA 20109; 703-367-7872.


July 27

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., Bristow,  VA. 703-365-7895



For More Information About Prince  William County Historic Preservation

www.pwcgov.org/historicpreservation or histotricpreservation@pwcgov.org


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