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Struggle and Triumph: African American History at Brentsville

  • Presented By: Prince William County Office of Historic Preservation
  • Dates: February 12, 2022
  • Address: 12229 Bristow Rd, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow, VA 22026
  • Phone: 703-365-7895
  • Time: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
  • Price: $5 per person

February 12

Struggle and Triumph: African American History at Brentsville

Tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m.; $5 per person, free for children under six

Stop by Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre for a day of special tours focused on the stories of the county’s African American residents from 1822 to 1893.  Brentsville was the site of tragedy and joy for the county’s African American community.  Hear some of the stories from the area about the enslaved people in central Prince William County, free blacks, African American Civil War veterans, the joy of emancipation, lingering legacy of Reconstruction, and the beginning of the Jim Crow era.  Tours are approximately 45 to 60 minutes and include the new Brentsville Jail Museum exhibits.

Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow, VA. 703-365-7895.

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