See six Virginia Civil War sites for $15

Visitors to Prince William County and Manassas can save close to $20 on entrance fees at six sites with the advance purchase of a $15 Civil War Experience Pass, according to Discover Prince William & Manassas officials.

Included in the package are Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas Museum, Ben Lomond Historic Site, Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park , Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre and Rippon Lodge .


The statue of Gen. Thomas J. Jackson stands over Manassas National Battlefield Park at sunrise. (Tracy A. Woodward/THE WASHINGTON POST)

It was created to mark the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Second Manassas on Aug. 28-30, but it will be honored through December 2013, according to organizers. Between Aug. 24 and Sept. 2, special events have been scheduled including an evening of barbecue, bourbon and bonfire at Manassas Station (Aug 26), a luminary tour of Bristoe Station Battlefield (Aug 25-26) and a cavalry and artillery demonstration at Manassas National Battlefield Park (Sept. 1-2).

The pass, which is available now, can be purchased at Manassas Museum, Rippon Lodge, Brentsville Courthouse and Ben Lomond. It is not available online.

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