Visit Backyard Revolutionary War Sites with MHAA Tour

The Mosby Heritage Area Association will offer a Revolutionary War Caravan Tour on Saturday, May 20.

The caravan will meet at the Church of Our Saviour Oatlands, at 20340 James Monroe Hwy south of Leesburg, at 9 a.m. The tour will conclude around 2 p.m. at Elk Run Church, 8538 Greenwich Road in Catlett.

Hoping to deal a crushing blow to the Patriot cause, British forces began a large invasion of Virginia in 1781. British and American forces converged on the state from many different directions, including a force of Continental soldiers who, on their way south, trekked through Loudoun and Fauquier counties under the command of Anthony Wayne.

Incredibly, the route of Wayne’s march can still be followed today, and some of the landscape and buildings that his column passed by retain their 18th century character. Join historian John Maass will recite stories from Wayne’s march to the interior of Virginia, and leads participants along Wayne’s route. Tour stops include Haymarket, Greenwich, Crockett Park, and Elk Run Church.

Participants will use their own vehicles and follow along caravan-style and directions will be included in each vehicle. Carpooling is highly recommended; bottled water will be provided along the way, but do plan on bringing a bagged lunch for a picnic.

Tickets are $30 for MHAA members/$35 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased at mosbyheritagearea.org/events, or 540-687-5188.

For more information, go to www.mosbyheritagearea.org.

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