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Legends by Lanternlight: Warrenton, the War, and After

  • Fauquier Historical Society 10 Ashby Street Warrenton, VA, 20186 United States (map)

Partnering with the Fauquier Historical Society, the members of the Mosby Heritage Area Interpretive Group (GGIG), in a twilight-lanternlight walking tour, will bring alive the memorable experiences of downtown Warrenton during the American Civil War through costumed first-person interpretations in the historic downtown. Learn how our preserved landscape still tells us stories.

The program will start at 7:30 pm at the Fauquier Historical Society. Participants will view the Civil War experience of Warrenton and how the war affected life in the Fauquier County seat. The period-dressed Mosby Heritage Area Interpretive Group will offer their story-telling ability against the backdrop of historic Warrenton, featuring stories of John Quincy Marr, the first officer killed during the Civil War; stories of Warrenton's enslaved population and their reactions to war; John Mosby's famous Fairfax Courthouse Raid; the aftermath of war in Warrenton, and more.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and can be purchased here in advance or at the door. Walking is involved; dress comfortably. For more information: 540-687-6681 or 

This program is sponsored jointly by the Mosby Heritage Area Association and the Fauquier Historical Society.