Capital Region Civil War Events

Fairfax County Civil War

Capital Region Civil War Events

 

One-Day Events

Saving Mount Vernon Tour

Apr 5 - Oct 26, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Admission: $5 in addition to Estate admission: $17 adults; $8 children (6-11); free for children 5 & under.

 

During this one-hour tour, visit the rarely seen Mansion basement and wander the historic area to learn of the heroics of the estate’s caretakers during the Civil War, and the robust efforts of many over the century and a half that followed.

 


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Flint Hill Cemetery Tour by historian Jim Lewis

Sep 13, Flint Hill Cemetery

Address: 10025 Courthouse Rd, Oakton, VA
Times: 10am
Phone: (703) 994-9054
Admission: FREE
Local historian Jim Lewis will lead a tour of historic Flint Hill Cemetery in Oakton on Saturday, September 13 at 10 am.  He will share interesting aspects of the cemetery, including  stories of prominent Vienna residents and some of the 27 Civil War era military veterans, 4 of them Mosby's Rangers, who are interred there.  Sponsored by Historic Vienna, Inc., free and open to the public, no reservations required.  Meet at Flint Hill Cemetery at the corner of Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) and Courthouse Road, next to the Church of the Brethren.

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Historic Fairfax City Walking Tours

Sep 13, Ratcliffe-Allison House

Address: 10386 Main Street, Fairfax, VA
Times: 11am
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Admission: $5 per person ($3 for kids 6-12, childern under 6 free) or $15 per family
Join a seasoned tour guide for a walk through the historic section of Fairfax and featuring the Old Courthouse and other historic sites. Tours last approx 90 minutes.  Tours leave in front of the Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main Street in Fairfax, weather permitting.

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34th Annual Fall Mosby Civil War Bus Tour

Sep 27, Tour begins at Truro Parish

Address: 10520 Main Street, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8:30am-5:30pm
Contact: Don Hakenson
Phone: (703) 971-4984
Admission: Cost for Stuart-Mosby Historical Society members is $65; Non Members is $75

Sponsored by the Stuart - Mosby Historical Society.  Tour Leaders will be Don Hakenson, Gregg Dudding & Eric Buckland with special guest Tom Evans joining us in the morning!

We will be visiting various sites in Millwood, the Old Chapel, and the execution sites in Front Royal (the 150th Anniversary of this very sordid affair), and much more!Please arrive before 8a.m. to sign in. We will be stopping for lunch, but it is not a part of the fee. You will be responsible for your own lunch! We are proud to proclaim that this tour is the longest continuously running Mosby Tour conducted in America today!Reserve your seat by sending us your name, address and phone number and contact Don Hakenson at mailto:dhakenson@verizon.net

  

Reservations are not complete until we receive your check. Make checks payable to: Don Hakenson and send it to:  4708 Lillian Drive, Alexandria, Virginia  22310

Sorry, no refunds after September 10th, 2014!


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"The Little Women of Virginia: The Adventures of a Navy Widow & her Daughters during the Civil War"

Oct 25, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
In the vein of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women," Jennie Forrest Richardson wrote a loving tribute about the ordeal of her penniless and widowed mother, Anna Henderson Forrest, and her five sisters during the Civil War. Adele Air will relate how the family survived while living in several states and Washington, DC.

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Brother Against Sister: Rape in the Civil War

Nov 22, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
While nearly 30 soldiers were executed for the crime of rape during the Civil War, hundreds of women came forward with horror stories of rape and attempted rape. In many cases, the judicial system worked against them. Based on her book, "I Had Rather Die: Rape in the Civil War," award-winning author Kim Murphy will contradict many historians' claims that the American Civil War was a "low-rape" war to show the atrocities against women, both white and black. Book purchase and signing to follow.

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"Christmas in Camp" - Civil War Living History

Dec 7, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 12pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
Discuss Civil War-era holiday customs, make Victorian ornaments, and participate in camp drills with Company D, 17th VA Infantry, "Fairfax Rifles" C.S.A. Guided tours of Historic Blenheim House.

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