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Posted at 3:03 PM ET, 01/28/2011

Civil War tour created by Ken Burns headed to Prince William County

By Jennifer Buske

A Civil War related tour created by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will be headed to Prince William County come spring, Prince William-Manassas Convention and Visitors Bureau officials said Thursday.

The 2011 Tauck Civil War Event Tour will be May 22 through 26 and bring 300 travelers from around the country to Manassas National Battlefield Park, the Ben Lomond House and Historic Occoquan.

Burns, who created a miniseries dubbed "The Civil War," said he wanted to do this tour so Americans have a better understanding of the “four horrible years in our national life when we tore each other in two.”

The tour will focus on the people’s point of view and guests will embark on adventures that surround three topics: Lincoln’s war, the meaning of freedom and the people’s war, officials with the visitors bureau said.

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By Jennifer Buske  | January 28, 2011; 3:03 PM ET
Categories:  150th anniversary, Battlefields, News  | Tags:  Ken Burns, Manassas National Battlefield Park  
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