Haunted Wine Tours with Market Friday

The Winery at Bull Run is having their annual Haunted Tour, a lantern-led walking tour of the grounds of the Winery. It was a fascinating tour, where the spirits walked in from the battlefield. Listen carefull as they tell their story, and how they saw it. Bull Run Winery is located at 15950 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA 20120. The tickets were $55.00 and included 7 one ounce tasstings of wine, a haunted tour of the grounds, and a history lesson, historical facts and a little bit of fiction. Pick up a lantern and let's go.


Today is #MarketFriday initiated by @dswigle (Denise, that's me!!) I hope you will join me as we share different markets across the globe, often unique and varied as the countries themselves. I always look forward to seeing what you send me. Come. Sit down. Relax. Enjoy the shortest trip around the globe you ever experienced, taking in a market from somewhere different than what you have. And always remember #MarketFriday loves you!

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There is an energy here that you can’t explain, that defies a rational explanation. That’s what hauntings are – energy that remains. There is a common occurrence of the unexplainable. Bull Run has a ghost tour, but the emphasis isn’t on cheap scares. Instead, this is an intellectual ghost tour, as “the spirits of the battlefield come to life and tell you their stories.” The 2022 Haunted Wine Tours begin tonight. source

Your wine glass is ready. Pick one up. It belongs to you now. You are welcome. Granted, it is a cheap thrill to get an engraved glass with the Winery's logo on it. Still, it's mine and I am taking it home.

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The tour is announced by the haunting of the signage as it looks over the fields where the very first battle of the American Civil War took place. There were approximately 4,878 soldiers killed 2,896 Union soldiers and 1,982 Confederate. Shhhhh. You can hear their whispers as you walk through the darkened fields.

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There was a story about William Nelson Pendleton, who was a Episcapalean minister, nicknamd his 4 artilary guns Mathew, Mark. Luke and John. When he opened fire, he would say, "God bless their souls, for we will have no mercy on their bodies.

The goosebumps ran up my spine, doubletime. Can you feel that chill? It's not cold out. I saw the cannon and put my hand on it. The majority of the artillary during this time were bronze and iron. Cold to the touch. Yet, it made me cold to touch it.


There is no doubt about it. The Haunted Wine Tours has a seasonal delight,charming in that creepy, haunted kind of way, nevertheless, I could feel the chill lifting off the ground, keeping the fog at bay. It has potential to scare, or at least allow me to scream. Maybe a little.


There is a historical marker on the grounds of the Winery at Bull Run. It interprets the ruins of the Hillwood Mansion. The marker reads:

"The farm on which the winery now stands was once part of a huge tract of land owned by the Thornton and Lewis families. Over the years the land passed into the Entwisle family and is known today as the Entwisle tract. Parts of the original farm are now portions of the Manassas National Battlefield Park, the quarry, and this last remaining plot on which the winery now stands. The stone foundation before you is all that remains of the original mansion and was standing during the First Battle of Manassas or Bull Run."

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The Hillwood mansion was used as a Union field hospital in the second battle of Manassas.Congress later authorized payment for the damages of the house.

I realize that #MarketFriday is still quite challenging at this time. Some people are using memories, from days gone by or perhaps markets that they haven't posted. In these trying times, I am happy to see people still partaking in #MarketFriday. Use what photos you have. If you get to go shopping, we would love to see! Don't forget to take photos - whether it be the grocery, art galleries, or even the pharmacy, wherever money is exchanged for a service or for merchandise. Don't forget to use the hashtag #MarketFriday and @dswigle.

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Wine? Thank you.It's dark and I don't see his lantern. Do you think he will know how much to fill it? Spilling any would be automatic alcohol abuse. I forgot all about the wine tasting because the live history lesson was intriquing. I wish I had had this during high school. I think history would have been so much more interesting than it was!


This was representative of those traveling salespersons during that time. He has everything set out showing how he traveled alongside the soldiers. It was very profitable for the salesman to sell to the troops. They set up their shops by selling their wares from wagons and using a tent during the encampments. They were known as sutlers.

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This was the General of the Confederate soldiers. inexperienced Confederate Army of Brig. Gen. PGT Beauregard. He gave a moving speech that I missed, but was told it was fitting.

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Please leave the link to your post here so it can easily be found by others. It helps you and me to have them in one place. Where else can you take such a quick trip around the globe? Thank you so much for joining us!! ❤

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I dedicate this post to all of you.💖 You bring joy to my soul and spread your love across the world. For this, I thank you. And just like that, this post is over..and just so you know, although we are throwing our love around the globe, I can guarantee you that there is still a little left to take us through the bad times until they can become good once again. Have a most fabulous day! As always, there must be flowers to color my world. #alwaysaflower


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All pictures and words are mine,(unless sourced) or my daughter's and were taken on the eve of our pretour of the wine tour. That is why you have scripts in their hands. Practive! Practice!

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