The Mosby Heritage Area Association and NOVA Parks will partner on September 10th to create an adult nighttime program focused on using all of the human senses (touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight) to bring history to life as part of its Adventures in History series. This exclusive sensory history program will use Mt. Zion Historic Park in Aldie as its setting in the dark.
Visitors will learn about Mt. Zion Church’s history before, during, and after the Civil War, then take a trip into the African American cemetery to experience Loudoun’s complex past. Visitors will also be able to walk on the remains of one of Loudoun County’s oldest roadbeds, visit the July 6, 1864 Civil War battlefield outside the church, and stand in front of the Union markers denoting the casualties of that fight.
The program will begin after dark at 9:00 p.m. and last until 11:00 p.m. Mt. Zion Historic Park is at 40309 John Mosby Hwy., Aldie, VA 20105. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. They can be purchased at www.mosbyheritagearea.org/events or by calling (540) 687-6681.
This program is suggested for those 16 and older. Refreshments will be served at this event. The program is both indoor and outdoor; please dress accordingly for a cool evening.