Tours

Thursday, August 19, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Take a relaxing docent-led stroll through the demonstration gardens and enjoy an afternoon tea at the Historic House. This is a delightful introduction to the mission and history of Green Spring Gardens, one of the preeminent places for horticulture in the Washington, D.C. area. Individuals and groups are welcome. $27

Historic Green Spring programs are by reservation only (703-941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988) and require a non-refundable prepayment.

Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22312

Saturday, February 13. Tours at 5, 6, & 7 pm. $8 per person, $15 per couple.
Treat your sweetheart to a candlelight tour highlighting famous couples who lived at or visited Marietta. Program includes a complimentary glass of champagne or punch and delectable desserts. No reservations necessary. Call Marietta House Museum at 301-464-5291 for more information.

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 and Sunday, September 25-26, 2010, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., FREE

Come learn about skills that were important to every day life of 19th century farmers in Prince William County.  Also, learn about some of the animals that could have been found these early farms.  Activities include candle dipping, butter making, carding wool, pounding corn, spinning, weaving, wood working, gardening and live period music. Contact 703-365-7895 for more information.

Saturday, September, 18, 2010, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., $2.00

Follow a guided tour along the nature trails at Brentsville and learn about plant life and wildlife in this part of Virginia.  Contact 703-365-7895 for more information.

Saturday, April, 17, 2010, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., $2.00

Follow a guided tour along the nature trails at Brentsville and learn about plant life and wildlife in this part of Virginia.  Contact 703-365-7895 for more information.

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

11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, VA 22191

FREE ADMISSION

Journey along the historic King’s Highway, also known as the Potomac Path. Generals George Washington and Rochambeau used this stage and post road to move their troops to Yorktown in 1781. Visit a section of the King’s Highway at the corner of Forest Grove Drive and Rippon Boulevard in Woodbridge. Call 703-499-9812 for information.

Saturday, Sept. 11

Saturday, October 24, 2009 , 5pm-8pm
$5 person (children under 5 free)
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.

Program is held rain or shine. Reservations recommended. Tours held on the half hour.  Call 703-499-9812

Friday and Saturday, October 30th – 31st, 2009, reservations required

The seminar will run from 7:00pm – 8:30pm, and the investigation portion of the program will run from 9:00pm – 12:00am. Space is limited for the investigation, so reservations are required. Cost for the seminar and investigation is $100, the cost for just the seminar portion is $40.00.

Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre is partnering with the East Coast Research and Investigation of the Paranormal to host four ghost seminars and investigations at Brentsville. Participants will first attend a seminar in which all the various theories and techniques in investigating paranormal activity will be discussed. Afterwords, participants will work along side experienced paranormal investigators in conducting a paranormal investigation at Brentsville. This will also include a rare opportunity to do an investigation inside the Brentsville Jail, which is usually closed to the public.

Reportedly haunted, the Brentsville site was recently investigated by the famous Trans Atlantic Paranormal Society (T.A.P.S.) team and featured on the internationally televised Sy Fy Channel TV show Ghost Hunters. Call 703-365-7895 for more information.