Civil War Experience Pass Provides Endless Opportunities | Arts & Culture
Interested in learning America’s history and discovering what life was like during the Civil War? Here's your chance.
The Civil War experience is now possible through interactive exhibits, tours and special programs at six historic sites in Prince William County and Manassas, Va.
Tourism Agency, Discover Prince William & Manassas, launched its Civil War Experience Pass this month for $15, which allows visitors to see six historic Civil War sites, such as: Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas Museum, Ben Lomond Historic Site, Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre and Rippon Lodge. The pass is also good for 10 percent off at the Manassas Museum store.
The Civil War Experience Pass, which is valid through December 2013, can be purchased at the Manassas Museum, Rippon Lodge, Brentsville Courthouse and Ben Lomond.
The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Second Manassas/Bull Run is coming up soon and The Manassas National Battlefield Park and Prince William County have planned dozens of events to commemorate the Aug. 1862 battle, which was one of the largest of the Civil War.
Old Town Manassas: Enjoy BBQ, bourbon and a bonfire Aug. 26 as Manassas officials mark Jackson’s raid on Union supplies at Manassas Junction. The commemoration begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes a National Park Service presentation, food and bourbon tastings for a small fee. After, watch as recreated Civil War box cars are set on fire.
Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park: Honor the soldiers who fought at the Battle of Kettle Run in August 1862 through an Aug. 25 luminary tour of the battlefield. During the $10 tour, which starts at 8 p.m., hear moving stories about the battle’s impact on soldiers and their families. Free tours will also be offered daily Aug. 25 and 26.
Manassas National Battlefield Park: Explore the battlefield and watch musketry, artillery firing and cavalry demonstrations and presentations of solider camp life. Activities begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 1 and 2. Forty-five minute tours about the opening engagement of Second Manassas will be offered throughout the day.
For a complete list of 150th commemoration events, click here.