Hoping to deal a crushing blow to the Patriot cause, British forces began a large invasion of Virginia in 1781. British and American forces converged on the state from many different directions, including a force of Continental soldiers who, on their way south, trekked through Loudoun and Fauquier counties under the command of Anthony Wayne.
Incredibly, the route of Wayne's march can still be followed today, and some of the landscape and buildings that his column passed by retain their 18th century character. Join historian Dr. John Maass as he recites stories from Wayne's march to the interior of Virginia, and leads us along Wayne's route. Some of the tour stops include Haymarket, Greenwich, Crockett Park, Elk Run Church, and more.
This program will be conducted in a car caravan; carpooling is highly encouraged. Bottled water will be provided along the route, but please bring your own lunch. There will be a stop for a picnic lunch. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Church of Our Saviour Oatlands, 20340 James Monroe Highway, Leesburg, VA. The tour will conclude at Elk Run Church by 3:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased below and are $30 for MHAA members and $40 for the general public. For more information or to order tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (540) 687-5188.