Holiday/Special Events

Join in the fun for an Easter Egg Roll at Washington’s only presidential museum.  March 27, 2010 from 1 to 4 p.m. Meet the Easter bunny, courtesy of TD Bank support.  Easter finery and cameras welcome.  Regular admission applies and includes access to the new exhibition, My Third Leg:  Woodrow Wilson’s Walking Sticks.  Call 202-387-4062 for additional information.

Saturday, March 27 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Regular admission applies, $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $3.00 for students and free under 7.
Join in the fun for children of all ages at Washington’s only presidential museum – the Woodrow Wilson House.  Meet the Easter bunny, courtesy of TD Bank support.  Easter finery and cameras welcome.  Enjoy fun and games in Wilson House’s historic garden, take a tour of the authentically furnished 1915 house, and join the treasure hunt in the museum’s new exhibition, My Third Leg:  Woodrow Wilson’s Walking Sticks.  Contact 202-387-4062 for additional information.

Sunday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at the historic Cherry Hill farmhouse, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church, Va. A costumed docent will give an entertaining talk in the parlor before ushering guests into the lovely dining room for a full tea of sandwiches, assorted sweets and scones. A tour of the house is included. $24.00 per person. Call 703-248-5171 for reservations.

Step into the past of Brentsville during this unique historic “ghostly” experience. Along your guided tour you will meet the spirits of people that once lived, worked and faced execution in Brentsville during the 1800’s. These candlelit vignettes will give detailed insight into the past of Prince William County. Not recommended for children under 6.  Contact 703-365-7895 for more information.

Friday and Saturday, October 29 -30, 2010, 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  $5.00, children under 6 free.

Saturday, December 11, 2010, Concerts at 5p.m. & 6pm, site open 4p.m. – 8 p.m., FREE

Come enjoy sounds of the season as they are performed by the Brentsville District High School Women’s Treble Ensemble and the Brentsville District Mixed Vocal Ensemble.  The two concerts will take place in the historic ca.1870 Union Church.  Also, hot cider and gingerbread will be served by the warmth of a campfire.  Contact 703-365-7895 for more information.

On December 18-19 the Ben Lomond House will have an open house.  Come see the work of the Prince William County Garden Council and enjoy a complementary cup of hot mulled cider.  Cost is $2.00 per person.     

In December 1862, artist Thomas Nast drew one of the earliest images of Santa Claus giving gifts to soldiers.  Santa will dust off that old suit he wore back then and make an appearance at Ben Lomond on Saturday December 11, and Sunday, December 12.  The Prince William County Garden Council will decorate the house in true Victorian style and children will have the opportunity to make decorations to take home.  Cost is $5.00 per person.  Pictures with Santa will be an additional charge.  The program will be from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Saturday, and 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Sunday.

Ever wanted to see a real haunted house?  Have you ever thought of being in a real Civil War Hospital at night?  Here’s your chance.  Take a spooky tour of the Ben Lomond House and grounds then visit with the folks from the Mid Atlantic Paranormal Investigator Group and get a first hand demonstration of the tools of the trade and how they are used.

October 22-23

October 29-30

Cost is $5.00 per person

Tours will be held at the following times and space is limited to 30 per tour:

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

9:00 PM

10:00 PM

Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, VA 22191

$5 per person, reservations recommended

Tour the historic cemetery and haunted ca. 1747 house at night, then enjoy cookies and cider by a bonfire. Ghostly happenings are about at Rippon Lodge.  If you dare …join us for candlelight tours of the circa 1747 house and cemetery. Discover the real history behind Rippon Lodge’s two legendary duels. 

Saturday October 23rd

5-8 pm

Join us for spring activities that children have enjoyed since the 18th century. Activities include an egg hunt and colonial games.  $5 per child.  Children under 2 free. 

Call 703-499-9812 for reservations.

Saturday, April 3, 2010