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Black History Month Liberia Tours Focus on Diverse People

City of Manassas, VA . . . Learn more about the diverse people who inhabited historic Liberia Plantation in the City of Manassas during special Black History Month tours Feb. 2 and 16 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Liberia was one of the largest and most successful plantations in western Prince William County, both before and after the Civil War. With the labor of morethan 80 slaves, the plantation produced grains and vegetables sold commercially in Washington. The Weir Family that built the plantation also raised a large herd of Merino sheep, as well as horses, cattle and hogs. The tour offers visitors a rare glimpse into the 1825 plantation home, currently under restoration, and a look at the life of its slave population.

The grand old house, now a part of the Manassas Museum System, served as headquarters for both Confederate and Union officers during the Civil War and was visited by President Abraham Lincoln. Liberia is open for special events and programs.

Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance by visiting www.manassasmuseum.org<http://www.manassasmuseum.org> or by calling 703-368-1873.

 

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