Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sully Historic Site hosts Civil War Encampment Weekend

Sully Historic Site offers many events throughout the year that brings the past to the present for visitors to learn more about specific eras in history. Every August Sully hosts its Civil War Encampment Weekend. The public is invited to come watch and interact with living history participants as they go through their day during these war-torn years of the 19th century.

Visitors who attend will see firsthand how people lived, worked and/or served in one of the armies during this era. Living history participants will "skirmish" and you'll see infantry, artillery and cavalry as it existed in the 1860s. 

You can also view and/or ask questions to learn more about this pivotal time in American history. See what encampments looked like and also experience live music and fashion of that era. 

The Civil War Weekend is one of a series of historic weekends and events the county-owned facility runs. These are all family-friendly events. 

As customary with any of Sully Historic Site's events, a house tour of the 1794 house is also included in the price of admission. For the Civil War Weekend event, prices are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and children. Sully Historic Site's address is 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, Va.

Photos were taken in 2008 -we had a great day out.

Update: This event has been canceled for 2017.


  1. That sounds really interesting. How was the heat the year you went? I would imagine August is warm

    1. It was pretty warm that year if memory serves, but yes, August is typically still pretty warm here. I love the events at Sully, they have some good ones.