The Prince William Forest Park Heritage Festival celebrates the park’s history as colonial-era farmland, a Civilian Conservation Corps work camp, and a World War II era spy training camp. The event includes live music, cultural demonstrations, hands-on activities, crafts and games. Musical acts will include the traditional blues and ragtime of Sheryl Warner and jazz by the Hokum Jazz Band. Children will enjoy demonstrations such as blacksmithing, spinning, hearth or outdoor cooking, dancing and farming. Visitors can learn about the park’s history as a Civilian Conservation Corps work camp during the 1930s by watching hand-hewn log making, masonry demonstrations, and the operation of a portable sawmill by the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center.
Prince William Forest Park was a training camp for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. During the Heritage Festival, the park will put on living history demonstrations of World War II camp life and soldiering. In addition, the Historic Fredericksburg Region Antique Automobile Club of America will showcase antique autos from the early 20th century.
Date and Time
Saturday, September 11, 2010
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Prince William Forest Park
The park is located about a half hour from Washington, DC. Take I-95 South to Exit 150 (Triangle/Quantico - VA Rte. 619) and travel west on Joplin Road less than 1/4 mile to the park entrance.
Entrance to the park is $5.00 per vehicle for a 7 day pass
For more information, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/prwi