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Historic Preservation
October Events 2013
October 26
All Hollows' Eve
11am – 4 pm; $5 per child, children under six free
Where did the tradition of Halloween come from?  Pumpkin carving? Trick-or-Treating? Join us for a kid friendly trip to All Hollows' Eve past and present.  Play old fashioned games and enjoy traditional treats.  Scarecrows will be on display site wide. 
Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, 703-499-9812
October 25-26
Spirits of Rippon Lodge
6pm-9pm; $10 per person, reservations recommended. 
Rippon Lodge has a diverse history.  A 1930 account of the Lodge says, “the house is said to be haunted in such a ghostly and sinister fashion that no one will occupy it.”   Rumor has it that the course of Route 1 was altered to avoid its ghostly residents.  Come experience a unique opportunity to tour the house and grounds by candlelight, meet several historical characters along the way and hear their tales of sadness and triumph.
Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, 703-499-9812
October 27
Victorian Sundays
11am; FREE
On Sundays in Victorian America, it would not be hard to find the citizens of cities and towns.  They were worshiping and fellowshipping at the community church.  Join us at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Center’s Union Church for a unique program that focuses on 19th Century worship practices and church centered activities.  The program is conducted by Historic Faith Ministries, a volunteer community group. 
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow, Va. 703-365-7895
For more information call us at 703-792-4754 or email


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