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Monday, June 15, 2015

Places to go on Father's Day in Northern Virginia (2015)

Northern Virginia has a lot going on and Father's Day is no exception. Are you looking for a fun place to go with Dad this weekend? Here are a few ideas -

Antique Car Show

 

Every year the Sully Historic Site holds a number of family-friendly events during every season. One tradition is its Father’s Day event, the Antique Car Show. The 2015 Sully Antique Car Show will be held on June 21, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Mount Vernon


Mount Vernon holds a variety of events each year, and we always have a great time when visiting (living so close, we usually purchase annual passes and visit several times a year). 

This year's Father's Day celebration includes a presentation by General Washington himself, who speaks about his role as husband, stepfather and father to America. The restaurant at Mount Vernon is also offering a special Father's Day barbeque. See website for prices and more details. It appears reservations are recommended.


Gunston Hall


Gunston Hall is offering free admission to fathers and grandfathers to celebrate Father's Day. You can bring dad to learn more about George Mason, one of America's founding fathers and tour this beautiful property. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is a great tour and I learn something new every time!


Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest

 

A full weekend event held on June 20 and June 21 at the Bull Run Regional Park, there's food, entertainment, arts & crafts and, of course, beer (wine too). The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both days. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door (online appears to offer some special perks), see the official page for more information and also admission prices. Bull Run Park is located at 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, Va.

These are only a handful of suggestions. Many historic sites across the area are offering free tours to dads, such as Gadby's Tavern, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary and all Prince William County Historic Sites too (family members are $5 at PWC sites).  

Happy Father's Day!

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