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Manassas History Brought to Life

Enjoy historical events in Manassas this month.

Manassas, Virginia is the only town in the United States that endured two major battles in the Civil War.  Learn more about the history in your backyard by attending these historical events in May.

 

Event: Sheep Shearing Program

When:   May 5, 2012 from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Where: 

Cost: $5 per person, children under six free

Contact Information: 703-367-7872 

 

Event:  Book Talk:  Erick Buckland's "Mosby Men and Mosby's Keydet Rangers"

When:   May 6, 2012 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Where: 

Cost:  Free

Contact Information:  703-368-1873

 

Event:  Civil War Trails Tour

When:   May 6, 2012 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Where: 

Cost:  $15 per person

Contact Information:  703-368-1873

 

Event:  History Hunt

When:  May 5, 2012 from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Where:  Rippon Lodge Historic Site

Cost:  $20 per team of $4; $2 for each additional member, children under six free

Contact Information:  703-499-9812

 

Event:  Family Fun Night; the importance and history of herbs

When:  May 9, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:  Ben Lomond Historic Site

Cost:  $2 per person

Contact Information: 703-367-7872

 

Event:   Lecture - The Seven Days Battles: War at the Gates of Richmond

When:  May 10, 2012 at 7:00pm

Where:  Old Manassas Courthouse

Cost:  Free, donations accepted

Contact Information: 703-792-4754

 

Event:  Family History Day- Richard the Carpenter

When:  May 12, 2012 from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Rippon Lodge Historic Site

Cost:  $5 per person, children under six free

Contact Information: 703-499-9812

 

Event:  Bristoe Station Battlefield Guided Tours

When:  May 12, 13, 26, 27, 2012 from 11:00am – 3:00pm; tours on the hour

Where: Bristoe Station Battlefield

Cost:  Free, donations accepted

Contact Information: 703-366-3049

 

Event:  Mother’s Day Tours at all Prince William County Historic Sites

When:  May 13, 2012 from 11:00am to 4:00pm

Where: Ben Lomond Historic Site and Rippon Lodge Historic Site

Cost:  $5 per person, free for children under six; mothers free

Contact Information: 703-792-4754

 

Event:  Historic Landscape Tour

When:  May 19, 2012 at 9:00am

Where: Rippon Lodge Historic Site

Cost:  $7 per person; children under six free

Contact Information:  703-499-9812

 

Event:  Potomac River Blockade Boat Tours and Lunch

When:  May 19, 2012 from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Where: Leesylvania State Park

Cost:  $30 per person; reservations required; not appropriate for children under six

Contact Information:  703-792-4754

 

Event:  Twilight Stories in Stone Tour

When:  May 19, 2012 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Where:  Manassas City Cemetery; located on Center Street across from the City of Manassas Rescue Squad.

Cost:  $15 per person

Contact Information:  703-368-1873

 

Event:  Fireside Stories at Ben Lomond:  Robert Carter III and his World

When:  May 24, 2012 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Where:  Ben Lomond Historic Site

Cost:  Free, donations accepted

Contact Information: 703-367-7872

 

 Event:  Lecture - Attacking Slavery: How the Underground Railroad Sought to Stop the Enslavement of African Americans

When:  May 31, 2012 at 7:00pm

Where:  Old Manassas Courthouse

Cost:  Free, donations accepted

Contact Information:  703-792-4754

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