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Legends by Lanternlight: Using a County Seat to View the Civil War

  • Clarke County Historical Association 32 East Main Street Berryville, VA, 22611 United States (map)

Partnering with the Clarke County Historical Association, the members of the Mosby Heritage Area Interpretive Group (GGIG), in a twilight-lanternlight walking tour, will bring alive the memorable experiences of Berryville 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 Clarke County Historical Association. Participants will view the Civil War experience of Berryville and how the war affected life in the Shenandoah Valley. The period-dressed Mosby Heritage Area Interpretive Group will offer their story-telling ability against the backdrop of historic Berryville, featuring stories of Clarke County’s commissioner to the Virginia Secession Convention, the visits of two famous Civil War generals, Mosby’s Wagon Train Raid in Berryville, and the story of Eugene Ferris, a Medal of Honor recipient from his days of fighting Mosby’s Rangers.

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 Clarke County Historical Association.

This event is a part of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation's Civil War Weekend. To see other events occurring in the Shenandoah Valley August 17-19, click here.