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The Winery at Bull Run

Civil War Weekend

Date: Sat, Aug 3, 2019 - Sun, Aug 4, 2019
Time 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Free Admission • No Tickets Necessary!

Mark your calendar and join us for our favorite event of the year—Civil War Weekend! Experience living history with Civil War reenactors, cannons, live music, food trucks, and more!

Saturday

10:30 AM – Gates Open
Parking will fill up quickly, so we recommend carpooling. Don't forget your picnic blankets and chairs!

11 AM – Event Commences and Doors Open to Public

Throughout the Day – Living History Demonstrations

Stop by the Union camp near the Hillwood Ruins or the Confederate camp near the Generals’ Quarters to learn about the life of a Civil War soldier. Interact with the soldiers and civilians as they portray life in the 1860s.

Meet with renowned Civil War authors Don Hakenson and William Connery at the book signing tent by the Hillwood Ruins.

Reconciliation: The Benson-Rice Story at Bay #7 in the Generals' Quarters
Hear a true story of reconciliation and healing as storytellers from the historic Sudley United Methodist Church in Manassas tell the story of the relationship of a Union soldier and Confederate family during and after the war.

11:30 AM – Artillery Firing Demonstration

Learn about the power of artillery as you watch Union soldiers load and fire a cannon.

12 PM – Confederate Drill Demonstration at Confederate Camp
See Confederate troops practice 19th Century military drill and maneuvers and learn how troops moved and fought during the Civil War.

12–2 PM – Live Bluegrass Music: Sweet Yonder
Sweet Yonder is a fired-up, all-women, bluegrass band.  They deliver a soulful punch in every performance with straight-up instrumental attitude and truly inspiring vocal harmonies.

1 PM – Union Drill Demonstration at Union Camp
See Union troops practice 19th Century military drill and maneuvers and learn how troops moved and fought during the Civil War.

2 PM – Skirmish
Hear the rattle of muskets and get a small taste of what Civil War combat looked like as Confederate and Union forces clash in the fields next to the winery. Following the skirmish, stay along the fence line as both sides march by in review.

3–5 PM – Live Bluegrass Music: Sweet Yonder
Sweet Yonder is a fired-up, all-women, bluegrass band.  They deliver a soulful punch in every performance with straight-up instrumental attitude and truly inspiring vocal harmonies.

3 PM – Children’s Muster in Family Section
Enlist your child in the army! A hands-on opportunity for children to learn about the Civil War and experience the life of a Civil War soldier.

3:30 PM – Female Soldiers in the Civil War at Union Camp
Only men were allowed to serve in the army during the Civil War, but that did not prevent a small number of women from joining the ranks in secret. Learn their story.

4 PM – Confederate Drill Demonstration at Confederate Camp
See Confederate troops practice 19th Century military drill and maneuvers and learn how troops moved and fought during the Civil War.

4:30 PM – 2nd New York State Militia at Union Camp
Learn the story of the men of the 2nd New York State Militia, which fought in both the major battles which occurred near the winery.

5 PM – Artillery Firing Demonstration
Learn about the power of artillery as you watch Union soldiers load and fire a cannon.

6 PM – Union Drill Demonstration at Union Camp
See Union troops practice 19th Century military drill and maneuvers and learn how troops moved and fought during the Civil War.

7 PM – Bayonet Drill Demonstration at Confederate Camp
See Confederate troops practice bayonet drill and learn about close-quarters combat during the Civil War. Located in the fields next to the Confederate Camp.

8:30 PM – Sunset Firing Demonstration
See Union and Confederate reenactors come together in the fields near the winery to fire a final combined volley as the sun sets.

9:30 PM – Last Call

10 PM – Winery Closes to Public

 

Sunday

10:30 AM – Gates Open
Parking will fill up quickly, so we recommend carpooling. Don't forget your picnic blankets and chairs!

11 AM – Event Commences and Doors Open to Public

Throughout the Day

Living History Demonstrations
Stop by the Union camp near the Hillwood ruins or the Confederate camp near the Generals’ Quarters to learn about the life of a Civil War soldier. Interact with the soldiers and civilians as they portray life in the 1860s.

Reconciliation: The Benson-Rice Story at Bay #7 in the Generals' Quarters
Hear a true story of reconciliation and healing as storytellers from the historic Sudley United Methodist Church in Manassas tell the story of the relationship of a Union soldier and Confederate family during and after the war.

Meet with renowned Civil War authors Chuck Mauro, Don Hakenson, and William Connery at the book signing tent by the Hillwood Ruins.

Civil War Medicine Presentation 
The leading cause of death during the Civil War was not due to battle, but disease. Learn about Civil War Medicine in an interactive, family-friendly presentation by the Winter Quarters.

12–2 PM – Live Music: The 8th GM Division Band from George Mason University
The band performs the music on modern instruments and gives relevant context, historical background, and interesting facts about the music and the history of the brass band throughout the 19th century.

12 PM – Confederate Drill Demonstration at Confederate Camp
See Confederate troops practice 19th Century military drill and maneuvers and learn how troops moved and fought during the Civil War.

1 PM – Union Drill Demonstration at Union Camp
See Union troops practice 19th Century military drill and maneuvers and learn how troops moved and fought during the Civil War.

2 PM – Skirmish
Hear the rattle of muskets and get a small taste of what Civil War combat looked like as Confederate and Union forces clash in the fields next to the winery. Following the skirmish, stay along the fence line as both sides march by in review.

3–5 PM – Live Music: The 8th GM Division Band from George Mason University
The band performs the music on modern instruments and gives relevant context, historical background, and interesting facts about the music and the history of the brass band throughout the 19th century.

3 PM – Children’s Muster in Family Section
Enlist your child in the army! A hands-on opportunity for children to learn about the Civil War and experience the life of a Civil War soldier.

3:30 PM – Music of the Civil War Demonstration at Confederate Camp
Learn more about Civil War music and how Civil War armies used music to communicate through the din of battle.

4 PM – Confederate Drill Demonstration at Confederate Camp
See Confederate troops practice 19th Century military drill and maneuvers and learn how troops moved and fought during the Civil War.

5 PM – Event Concludes

6:30 PM – Last Call

7 PM – Winery Closes to Public


Food Trucks

Saturday

The Bone BBQ, 12–9 PM
The Frenchman, 12–9 PM
Inside Scoop Dessert Truck, 12–6 PM

Sunday

The Bone BBQ, 12–6 PM
The Frenchman, 12–6 PM
Inside Scoop Dessert Truck, 12–6 PM

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