SATURDAY, 2 August 2008
BRCWRT SPECIAL TOUR
BUCKLAND HALL / FARM, AND "BUCKLAND RACES" BATTLEFIELD,
PLUS OTHER NEARBY SITES IN PRINCE WILLIAM AND FAUQUIER COUNTIES
Date / Start Time: Saturday, 2 August 2008 / 8:30 A.M.
Chief Tour Guide: David Blake, owner of Buckland Farm. He is also a preservationist and an authority regarding the rich history of the tour area. See how many names you recognize among the historical figures that were active in Buckland's history; vividly recounted here (click).
Tour Duration: 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
Assembly Location: Designated parking area in front of historic Buckland Hall. See driving directions and map below*.
Carpooling From Centreville Regional Library:
Lunch: Brown bag at Buckland Hall.
Last Tour Stop: Same as assembly location.
Degree Of Exertion:
In Event of Inclement Weather or for additional information:
*Route Instructions from Centreville Library to Buckland Hall:
Proceed west on Lee Hwy (U.S. 29) through the Manassas National Battlefield Park, Gainsville and across Broad Run into the village of Buckland. From this point the driver has two options to get to Buckland Hall:
1) About 100 yards west of Broad Run bridge turn left (south) onto Buckland Mill Road and drive straight ahead past the intersection with Pleasant Colony Lane into Buckland Farm property. BE CAREFUL TURNING LEFT OFF LEE HWY ONTO BUCKLAND MILL ROAD.
2) The safer but more indirect route is to continue west on Lee Hwy (U.S. 29) through the village of Buckland to the intersection with the Vint Hill Road (Route 215). Turn left (south) onto Vint Hill Road and travel to the intersection with Pleasant Colony Lane. Turn left (east) onto Pleasant Colony Lane and continue on this winding road until it intersects with Buckland Mill Road. Then turn right (south) and drive to the parking area in front of Buckland Hall.
For information, the address of David Blake's property is