Explore Falmouth of Stafford

Visit historic Falmouth for a weekend of fun, family friendly and educational events.

September 9th – 10th, 2017

Moncure Conway House

Experience life in Civil War times

Civil War Park

Cannon Firing Demos and Self-guided Tours

Shelton’s Cottage Grounds

Historic Background and Exhibits

Cannon Run

Run or walk the inaugural 4 mile race!

Schedule of Events

September 9th – 10th, 2017
Trolleys will run every half an hour between Historic Port of Falmouth and Civil War Park.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Moncure Conway Grounds
Open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

First Trolley Pick Up

10:00AM

Infantry Firing Demo

10:00AM

Artillery Firing Demo

11:00AM

Naval Blacksmith Presentation

1:00PM

Infantry Firing Demo 

2:00PM

Artillery Firing Demo

3:00PM

Infantry Firing Demo

4:00PM

Last Trolley Pick Up

5:30PM

Moncure Conway Grounds Close to Public

6:00PM

Historic Port of Falmouth-Night Artillery Firing Demo

8:30 PM

Civil War Park
Open 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

First Trolley Pick Up

10:00AM

Cannon Firing Demo Every Half an Hour

10:00AM-4:00 PM

 

Last Trolley Pick Up

5:30PM

Self Guided Walking Tours Available

Food Truck Available

Shelton’s Cottage
Open 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Lecture titled “The Reconstruction Period in Stafford County and Falmouth”, by Professor Alice Reagan, NVCC, Woodbridge Campus.

2:00PM

An exhibit titled “Falmouth Then and Now”, featuring photos of Falmouth structures by photographer Frances Benjamin Johnson taken during the 1930 and contrasted with more recent photos by Marcia and the late Juan Chaves, some of sites where the structures no longer exist.

“Rebuilding A Nation”, a display of antique and vintage tools, some of which may have been of the type used to rebuild Stafford and Falmouth during the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War. Both days.

Day-long spontaneous performances by Jon Vrana, dressed in Civil War period attire, speaking about and performing Civil War and Irish music on a variety of period and vintage instruments. (Concertina, harmonica and mandolin) A structured performance will occur during the afternoon and around a campfire in the yard at Shelton’s Cottage at 12:00pm (noon) and 7:00pm.

(Shelton’s Cottage will be closed before the campfire performance).

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Cannon Run 4 Miler

7:00AM Registration
8:00AM Race begins
For more information, visit cannonrun.org

Moncure Conway Grounds
Open 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

First Trolley Pick Up

10:00AM

Infantry Firing Demo

10:00AM

Period Church Service followed by baptism in the Rappahannock River

11:00AM-11:45AM

Artillery Firing Demo

12:15PM

Infantry Firing Demo

1:00PM

Artillery Firing Demo

2:00PM

Last Trolley Pick Up

2:30PM

Moncure Conway Grounds Close to Public

3:00PM

Civil War Park
Open 8:00AM to 5:30 PM

First Trolley Pick Up

10:00AM

Cannon Firing Demo

10:00AM – 2:00 PM 

 

Last Trolley Pick Up

2:30PM

Self Guided Walking Tours Available

Food Truck Available

Shelton’s Cottage
Open 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Lecture titled “The Reconstruction Period in Stafford County and Falmouth”, by Professor Alice Reagan, NVCC, Woodbridge Campus.

1:00PM

An exhibit titled “Falmouth Then and Now”, featuring photos of Falmouth structures by photographer Frances Benjamin Johnson taken during the 1930 and contrasted with more recent photos by Marcia and the late Juan Chaves, some of sites where the structures no longer exist.

“Rebuilding A Nation”, a display of antique and vintage tools, some of which may have been of the type used to rebuild Stafford and Falmouth during the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War. Both days.

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