The American Civil War was famous for the bravery of its soldiers, the strategic intelligence of its generals, and the popularity of its all-you-can-eat hardtack buffets. Experience a plateful of the past with today's Groupon to the 150th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run at Pageland Farm in Gainesville, Virginia, on Sunday, July 24 starting at 9:30 a.m. Groupon holders will report to the Jiffy Lube Live located at 7800 Cellar Door Drive in Bristow, Virginia, for shuttle transportation to the event. Choose between the following options:
• For $40, you get two adult bleacher-seating tickets (an $86.38 value).
• For $71, you get a family pack containing two adult bleacher-seating tickets (an $86.38 value) and two youth bleacher-seating tickets (a $67.40 value; a $153.78 total value).
Converging near the original site of the Battle of First Manassas, otherwise known as Bull Run, Civil War reenactors will travel from across the country and back in time to mark the sesquicentennial of the war's legendary opening battle. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., Union and Confederate generals hoist their sabers and blow their fateful slide whistles, sending their respective armies into bloodless, pseudo-fatal combat lasting roughly 2.5 hours. Investing wholeheartedly in their roles beyond the simulated front lines, reenactors carry out artillery demonstrations and host living-history activities throughout the battlegrounds. As period musicians accompany the event with bugles and drums, sutlers and vendors peddle a variety of historical wares, from canteens and military uniforms to hardtack and funnel cakes.
Though this Groupon is valid only for Sunday's activities, the reenactment also hosts several separate commemorative events throughout the weekend, including evening lectures, a baseball game, and guided tours of the battlefield's most famous blades of grass.
Atlantic Commerce Center
7800 Cellar Door Dr.
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