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Welcome to Historic Occoquan, Virginia
& to HistoricOccoquan.com

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Historic Occoquan is a community rich in history and consists of residents, artists, shops, restaurants, businesses, and a local town government.  It's outdoor dining, ghost walks, town boat dock and more are located just 11 miles south of the Capital Beltway on I-95 at exit 160 and then north on Gordon Blvd/Rte 123 to Commerce Street.  Directions to Historic Occoquan are available at Google Maps.

Occoquan is located at 38°40′58″N, 77°15′39″W and is accessible by car, boat, raft, bike, and foot traffic.  Access is available by road, river and the East Coast Greenway.

Occoquan is also conveniently located just minutes from the Amtrak Auto Train stop in Lorton, VA.  Unlike a plane or the car, the auto train provides onboard entertainment, a lounge car and a dining car as it takes both you and your vehicle on a stress free journey to Florida.  So when you next consider a trip to Florida, please remember your opportunities of shopping and dining in Historic Occoquan before you depart or upon your return.

The Town of Occoquan can be explored by this aerial view where you can click on shops and business for more information or you can access an on-line map of the town which includes a little bit of history and is provided by the Business Guild of Occoquan.

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Historic Occoquan Community Events
for this month & Beyond

The latest Town of Occoquan Newsletter is available on the left.

Historic Occoquan.com can now be viewed on your phone
 by going to
Historicoccoquan.mobi

 

Historic Occoquan Event Application

Pictures of some of the Historic Occoquan Town Markers are now online.  Read about some of the town history as more markers are added to the site.

If you would like to look more quickly for specific items, participating Occoquan Merchants and items that they provide can be found using the Google custom search feature below:

The "Just say 'Hi' Campaign"

  • Show your support for the "HistoricOccoquan.Com" website and  help maintain the friendly Occoquan lifestyle.  When next in town, don't forget to smile and say 'Hi".  Having a sparkle in your eye is optional.

And they also won the Carlson Craft Award for Service to their customers for the 20th consecutive  year!

 

Local Poet Leo Smith now has some of his work on-line

The Historic Occoquan Theatre is now On-Line!

Watch events that have occurred in Historic Occoquan that you may have missed....

During the Month:

  • Serendipity is offering: 10% discount coupons on their site, for entire purchase
    • They also are reporting on their website that
    • Every Tuesday--military spouses get 20 percent off.
    • Every Thursday--senior citizens (60 and older) get 20 percent off
  • The Pink Bicycle Tea Room specials include:
    • Bring in your church bulletin on Sundays and receive 5% off the Queen's Tea
    • Buy four ounces of tea and get the fifth ounce free
  • Off the Beading Path monthly special includes:
    • Strands that are 20% off, see their site for details
    • Receive 50% off one item in the store (excluding any other promotions, some products excluded) on your birthday.
      • Well, not exactly limited to just the one day.  Offer is available within one week of your birthday.
  • Spinaweb is featuring fabric woven in their shop that they make into fashionable clothing and boutique items.  See their site for details.
  • The Coffee House of Occoquan is continuing their sale this month - Up to 50% and more off on selected items!

April 8 (Tuesday) - May 4 (Sunday)

The Loft Gallery is presenting:

DUETS FOUR!!
Original paintings by Susan Lawrence Norman and Original sculpture by Gwen Harrison Lockhart

  • This is the fourth collaboration between painter Susan Lawrence Norman and sculptor Gwen Harrison Lockhart. In Duets Four! the two have again complemented each other’s works by focusing on particular gestures or moods of people, animals, and birds.  Their works reveal the beauty and breath of life.  Both artists have a classical approach to their subjects with a tendency toward the romantic.
    • Susan Lawrence Norman paints to portray the beauty she sees in life.  Her early works featured heart-warming relationships: a couple in love, a mother and child, a family at rest.  More recently she has expanded her subject matter to include musicians, dancers, animals, and birds -- with the goal of capturing those moments that reflect the best of life.       
      • Susan paints in oil and captures her impressions of life using color, the effect of light and textural brushwork like the French Impressionists. The world Susan creates through her paintings merges form and color to suggest the beauty of life itself.
      • "Her body of work is sublimely romantic without being overly sentimental, each piece making a statement uniquely its own, causing viewers to linger and contemplate the serene, unhurried world she presents."   -- Elan Magazine
    • For artist Gwen Harrison Lockhart, sculpture is about capturing the movement and gesture of the subject while incorporating the emotion of the moment. Lockhart normally sculpts in clay, plastilene or wax and works at achieving her dual goals of creating the desired likeness and expression.       
      • “I put my own ideas and emotions, including spirit, gesture and movement, into each of my sculptures,” said Lockhart, “whether they are animals, heads or busts, or full figurative pieces.”  By the time she completes a sculpture and achieves for herself “the euphoria of success”, she feels as though she actually lives inside each of her works.
      • Many of her sculptures, including numerous commissioned pieces, have been cast in bronze and are available in limited editions.  All of Lockhart’s bronzes are cast using the lost wax process.  Lockhart is also a member of The Art League at Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria.
  • Both artists regularly show works at The Loft Gallery in Occoquan, and have studios at the Loft Art Center adjacent to the Gallery. 
  • You can always see their work at:  
  • The Loft Gallery is located at 313 Mill Street in the heart of Historic Occoquan and is open on: Tuesday-Friday 1100 Hours - 1600 Hours (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
      • Saturday 1100 Hours - 1700 Hours (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
      • Sunday 1200 Hours - 1700 Hours (Noon - 5:00 PM)
      • For more information, contact the gallery at703-490-1117

Norman, “Beauty,” 16 x 20”, oil Lockhart, “Rapture”, 13”x11”x2.5”, terra cotta Norman, “Safe in Mama’s Arms,” 11 x 14”, oil Lockhart, “Girl with the Violin”, 13.5”x7.5”x8.5”, bronze (lost wax process)

April 8 (Tuesday) - May 5 (Monday)

  • The  exhibit features unique works of art that include:
    • Fused glass jewelry and sculptures by David and Dale Barnes, and
    • Photography and digital painting by David and Jane Ernst
    • The gallery is open 1100 Hours - 1700 Hours (11:00 AM – 5:00 PM) daily and is located at 309 Mill Street in Historic Occoquan, VA.  
      • For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584

“Going Out Series #5” by Jane Ernst, Springfield, VA (Digital Painting) “Going Out Series #8” by Jane Ernst, Springfield, VA (Digital Painting) “Rotten Apple” by David Barnes, Sterling, VA (Fused Glass)

“Yesterday’s Lunch” by David Ernst, Springfield, VA (Digital Painting) “The Pour House” by David Ernst, Springfield, VA (Digital Painting) “Heat” by David Barnes, Sterling, VA (Fused Glass)

April 13 (Sunday)

  • The Bottle Stop is having their Brunch
  • River Shore Charters is offering rides to Tim's Rivershore
    • Departure is at 10:15 hours (10:15 AM) and returns from Tim's at 14:45 hours (2:45 PM)
    • This ride departs from the Town Wharf
    • Cost $30 adults, child $15
    • Reservations Required
  • The Preservation Station is hosting their Restoration Clinic.
    • Open from 1200 Hours - 1600 Hours (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • You need to stop by their new shop to see demonstrations of products that the owner, Debra, uses to restore and care for her inventory.
      • Bring along a small item in need of TLC and you can take care of it on the spot!
      •  Everything will be provided and questions are welcome! 
    • Located behind Nola Rose at 301D & E Commerce Street.
    •  Guests and customers may park in their lot. 
    • They are worth finding!
  • River Shore Charters is offering tours of the Occoquan between 1500 Hrs till dark (3:00 PM - Dark)
    • Departures are on each hour from Occoquan Regional Park and the Wharf at the Town of Occoquan.
    • Tickets are just $12 for each adult, $6 for kids and PETS ride for FREE!
    • Tickets are available for purchase online at River Shore Charters or purchase on board.

April 16 (Wednesday)

  • The Preservation Station is hosting Wet Wednesdays.
    • From 1300 Hours to 1600 Hours (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • You'll have to visit to see all that entails, but it's free and chalk-paint is involved...
    • On Wet Wednesdays all r.f.r pieces (starting at under $5) will be 10% off all day with free chalk-paint mix and brush(es).
    • Located behind Nola Rose at 301D & E Commerce Street.
    •  Guests and customers may park in their lot. 
    • They are worth finding!
  • The Cock and Bowl is having their Mussels, Frites, and Brew
    • All Day - Every Wednesday
    • Mussels Mariniere & frites, just $14.
    • Add a brew from a short list of Belgians for just $4 more.
    • Best deal in town! 
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2000 hour tour weather permitting (8:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

April 18 (Friday)

  • Off the Beading Path is having a Free Friday Beed Day - Wrapped Bracelet!  
    • From 1300 Hours - 1500 hours (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    • Whip up this double wrap bracelet using ball- or rhinestone chain.
      • Instruction is free with purchase of supplies.
    • See their website for more details

April 19 (Saturday)

  • The Easter Bunny arrives in Historic Occoquan
    • From 1200 Hours - 1500 Hours (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    • The Easter Bunny makes a personal appearance  in Historic Occoquan.  
    • The Bunny will be strolling the Historic Streets handing out Easter Eggs filled with jelly beans to all believers.  
    • Hop into the Easter spirit in Occoquan!
  • The Preservation Station is providing Preservation Pointers
    • From 1200 Hours - 1600 Hours (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • You'll have to visit to see all that entails, but it's free and chalk-paint is involved...
    • Drop by for how-to's regarding the preparation and safe storage of heirlooms, keepsakes and treasures of all kinds.
    • Sample our products and browse our ever–changing antiques and vintage inventory!
    • Located behind Nola Rose at 301D & E Commerce Street.
    •  Guests and customers may park in their lot. 
    • They are worth finding!
  • River Shore Charters is offering tours of the Occoquan between 1200 Hrs till 1700 Hrs (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • Departures are on each hour from Occoquan Regional Park and the Wharf at the Town of Occoquan.
    • Tickets are just $12 for each adult, $6 for kids and PETS ride for FREE!
    • Tickets are available for purchase online at River Shore Charters or purchase on the boat.
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 1600 and 2000 hour tours  weather permitting (4:00 PM and 8:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.
  • River Shore Charters is offering rides to Tim's Rivershore
    • Departure is at 18:30 hours (6:30 PM0 and arrive at Tim's at 19:40 hours (7:40 PM)
    • Stay there 2 hours with departure at 21:45 hours (9:45 PM) and return to Occoquan at 23:00 Hours (11:00 PM) .
    • This ride departs from the Town Wharf
    • Cost $30 adults, child $15
    • Reservations Required

 

April 20 (Sunday)

  • The Bottle Stop is having their Brunch
  • River Shore Charters is offering rides to Tim's Rivershore
    • Departure is at 10:15 hours (10:15 AM) and returns from Tim's at 14:45 hours (2:45 PM)
    • This ride departs from the Town Wharf
    • Cost $30 adults, child $15
    • Reservations Required
  • The Preservation Station is hosting their Restoration Clinic.
    • Open from 1200 Hours - 1600 Hours (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • You need to stop by their new shop to see demonstrations of products that the owner, Debra, uses to restore and care for her inventory.
      • Bring along a small item in need of TLC and you can take care of it on the spot!
      •  Everything will be provided and questions are welcome! 
    • Located behind Nola Rose at 301D & E Commerce Street.
    •  Guests and customers may park in their lot. 
    • They are worth finding!
  • River Shore Charters is offering tours of the Occoquan between 1500 Hrs till dark (3:00 PM - Dark)
    • Departures are on each hour from Occoquan Regional Park and the Wharf at the Town of Occoquan.
    • Tickets are just $12 for each adult, $6 for kids and PETS ride for FREE!
    • Tickets are available for purchase online at River Shore Charters or purchase on board.

April 23 (Wednesday)

  • The Preservation Station is hosting Wet Wednesdays.
    • From 1300 Hours to 1600 Hours (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • You'll have to visit to see all that entails, but it's free and chalk-paint is involved...
    • On Wet Wednesdays all r.f.r pieces (starting at under $5) will be 10% off all day with free chalk-paint mix and brush(es).
    • Located behind Nola Rose at 301D & E Commerce Street.
    •  Guests and customers may park in their lot. 
    • They are worth finding!
  • The Cock and Bowl is having their Mussels, Frites, and Brew
    • All Day - Every Wednesday
    • Mussels Mariniere & frites, just $14.
    • Add a brew from a short list of Belgians for just $4 more.
    • Best deal in town! 
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2000 hour tour weather permitting (8:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

Historic Occoquan merchandise is now available exclusively at the Coffee House of Occoquan

April 24 (Thursday)

  • The Bottle Stop is having their Wine'd Down Specials
    • From 1700 Hours - 1900 Hours (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
    • Happy Hour wine and craft beer specials
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2000 hour tour weather permitting (8:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

April 25 (Friday)

  • The Bottle Stop is having their Wine'd Down Specials
    • From 1700 Hours - 1900 Hours (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
    • Happy Hour wine and craft beer specials
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2000 hour tour weather permitting (8:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

April 26 (Saturday)

  • The Preservation Station is providing Preservation Pointers
    • From 1200 Hours - 1600 Hours (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • You'll have to visit to see all that entails, but it's free and chalk-paint is involved...
    • Drop by for how-to's regarding the preparation and safe storage of heirlooms, keepsakes and treasures of all kinds.
    • Sample our products and browse our ever–changing antiques and vintage inventory!
    • Located behind Nola Rose at 301D & E Commerce Street.
    •  Guests and customers may park in their lot. 
    • They are worth finding!
  • River Shore Charters is offering tours of the Occoquan between 1200 Hrs till 1700 Hrs (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • Departures are on each hour from Occoquan Regional Park and the Wharf at the Town of Occoquan.
    • Tickets are just $12 for each adult, $6 for kids and PETS ride for FREE!
    • Tickets are available for purchase online at River Shore Charters or purchase on the boat.
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 1600 and 2000 hour tours  weather permitting (4:00 PM and 8:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.
  • River Shore Charters is offering rides to Tim's Rivershore
    • Departure is at 18:30 hours (6:30 PM0 and arrive at Tim's at 19:40 hours (7:40 PM)
    • Stay there 2 hours with departure at 21:45 hours (9:45 PM) and return to Occoquan at 23:00 Hours (11:00 PM) .
    • This ride departs from the Town Wharf
    • Cost $30 adults, child $15
    • Reservations Required

April 27 (Sunday)

  • The Bottle Stop is having their Brunch
  • River Shore Charters is offering rides to Tim's Rivershore
    • Departure is at 10:15 hours (10:15 AM) and returns from Tim's at 14:45 hours (2:45 PM)
    • This ride departs from the Town Wharf
    • Cost $30 adults, child $15
    • Reservations Required
  • The Preservation Station is hosting their Restoration Clinic.
    • Open from 1200 Hours - 1600 Hours (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • You need to stop by their new shop to see demonstrations of products that the owner, Debra, uses to restore and care for her inventory.
      • Bring along a small item in need of TLC and you can take care of it on the spot!
      •  Everything will be provided and questions are welcome! 
    • Located behind Nola Rose at 301D & E Commerce Street.
    •  Guests and customers may park in their lot. 
    • They are worth finding!
  • River Shore Charters is offering tours of the Occoquan between 1500 Hrs till dark (3:00 PM - Dark)
    • Departures are on each hour from Occoquan Regional Park and the Wharf at the Town of Occoquan.
    • Tickets are just $12 for each adult, $6 for kids and PETS ride for FREE!
    • Tickets are available for purchase online at River Shore Charters or purchase on board.

April 30 (Wednesday)

  • The Preservation Station is hosting Wet Wednesdays.
    • From 1300 Hours to 1600 Hours (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • You'll have to visit to see all that entails, but it's free and chalk-paint is involved...
    • On Wet Wednesdays all r.f.r pieces (starting at under $5) will be 10% off all day with free chalk-paint mix and brush(es).
    • Located behind Nola Rose at 301D & E Commerce Street.
    •  Guests and customers may park in their lot. 
    • They are worth finding!
  • The Cock and Bowl is having their Mussels, Frites, and Brew
    • All Day - Every Wednesday
    • Mussels Mariniere & frites, just $14.
    • Add a brew from a short list of Belgians for just $4 more.
    • Best deal in town! 
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2000 hour tour weather permitting (8:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

May 1 (Thursday)

  • The Bottle Stop is having their Wine'd Down Specials
    • From 1700 Hours - 1900 Hours (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
    • Happy Hour wine and craft beer specials
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2000 hour tour weather permitting (8:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

May 2 (Friday)

  • The Bottle Stop is having their Wine'd Down Specials
    • From 1700 Hours - 1900 Hours (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
    • Happy Hour wine and craft beer specials
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2000 hour tour weather permitting (8:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

May 3 (Saturday)

  • River Shore Charters is offering tours of the Occoquan between 1200 Hrs till 1700 Hrs (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • Departures are on each hour from Occoquan Regional Park and the Wharf at the Town of Occoquan.
    • Tickets are just $12 for each adult, $6 for kids and PETS ride for FREE!
    • Tickets are available for purchase online at River Shore Charters or purchase on the boat.
  • Off the Beading Path is having hosting a Meet The Artist Event -MIMI VALLEK!  
    • From 1400 Hours - 1800 hours (2:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
    • Local glasswork artist will bring her beautiful beads to share. These incredible works of art make lovely focal beads or are perfect for more complex designs.
    • Don't know how to bead? They are ready to help you.
    • See their website for more details
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 1600 and 2000 hour tours  weather permitting (4:00 PM and 8:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.
  • River Shore Charters is offering rides to Tim's Rivershore
    • Departure is at 18:30 hours (6:30 PM0 and arrive at Tim's at 19:40 hours (7:40 PM)
    • Stay there 2 hours with departure at 21:45 hours (9:45 PM) and return to Occoquan at 23:00 Hours (11:00 PM) .
    • This ride departs from the Town Wharf
    • Cost $30 adults, child $15
    • Reservations Required

May 4 (Sunday)

  • The Bottle Stop is having their Brunch
  • River Shore Charters is offering rides to Tim's Rivershore
    • Departure is at 10:15 hours (10:15 AM) and returns from Tim's at 14:45 hours (2:45 PM)
    • This ride departs from the Town Wharf
    • Cost $30 adults, child $15
    • Reservations Required
  • River Shore Charters is offering tours of the Occoquan between 1500 Hrs till dark (3:00 PM - Dark)
    • Departures are on each hour from Occoquan Regional Park and the Wharf at the Town of Occoquan.
    • Tickets are just $12 for each adult, $6 for kids and PETS ride for FREE!
    • Tickets are available for purchase online at River Shore Charters or purchase on board.

May 6 (Tuesday)

  • The Cock and Bowl is offering their Chicken & Waffles
    • From 1600 hours - 2100 hours (4:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
    • In what has become an institution, the Cock and Bowl is serving a delicious breaded boneless chicken breast, served perched atop a fresh baked waffle, and slathered in OMG-level creamy sausage gravy.
      • Some prefer it with a little maple syrup, some are purists, but all sigh with happiness the whole meal through.
    • Get in early as it is only being offered while supplies last
  • Another action packed Town Hall meeting at 1900 Hours (7:00 PM)

May 7 (Wednesday)

  • The Cock and Bowl is having their Mussels, Frites, and Brew
    • All Day - Every Wednesday
    • Mussels Mariniere & frites, just $14.
    • Add a brew from a short list of Belgians for just $4 more.
    • Best deal in town! 
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2000 hour tour weather permitting (8:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

May 8 (Thursday)

  • The Bottle Stop is having their Wine'd Down Specials
    • From 1700 Hours - 1900 Hours (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
    • Happy Hour wine and craft beer specials
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2000 hour tour weather permitting (8:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

May 9 (Friday)

  • The Bottle Stop is having their Wine'd Down Specials
    • From 1700 Hours - 1900 Hours (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
    • Happy Hour wine and craft beer specials
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2000 hour tour weather permitting (8:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

May 10 (Saturday)

  • Once again the art galleries in Historic Occoquan, VA will be showcasing the talents of over 60 local artists with their twice-a-year event, “Art on the Block”
  • From 1300 Hours - 1700 Hours (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM) in the participating galleries
    •  Enjoy watching artists while they work
    • Partake in receptions
    • Sign up for special drawings
    • Visit and meet the artists in these participating galleries:  
      • Art A La Carte – 310 Mill Street 703-496-9540  
      • Artists’ Undertaking Gallery – 309 Mill Street 703-494-0584  
      • Brambles – 307 Mill Street 703-492-0401  
      • The Loft Gallery – 313 Mill Street 703-490-1117  
      • Mill Street Studio – 416 Mill Street 703-615-8565  
      • This quaint historic river town is truly an art and history lover’s destination, nestled on the banks of the Occoquan River, providing a picturesque setting for visitors to stroll, shop, dine and enjoy its overall ambiance.

“Hotels on Canal, Annecy” by Deborah D. Herndon – Metallic Photography (Loft Gallery) 24” x 29” “Bike Wheels” by Jane Ernst – Photography (Artists’ Undertaking Gallery) 12” x 16” “Dories on a Beach” by Jack Dyer – Watercolor (The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery) 12” x 16” “NYC” by Gloria Benedetto – Mixed Media (Art A La Carte) 36” x 48”

“River View” by Kathleen Gillmann – Acrylic on Canvas (Loft Gallery) 24” x 24” “The Three Graces 22nd Century” by Roger Frey – Acrylic on Canvas (Artists’ Undertaking Gallery) 46” x 56” “Coneflowers” by David Ernst – Digital Painting (Artists’ Undertaking Gallery) 12” x 16” “When Summer’s in the Meado” by Jan Moffatt – Acrylic on Canvas (Loft Gallery) 24” x 24”

May 11 (Sunday)

  • The Bottle Stop is having their Brunch
  • River Shore Charters is offering rides to Tim's Rivershore
    • Departure is at 10:15 hours (10:15 AM) and returns from Tim's at 14:45 hours (2:45 PM)
    • This ride departs from the Town Wharf
    • Cost $30 adults, child $15
    • Reservations Required
  • River Shore Charters is offering tours of the Occoquan between 1500 Hrs till dark (3:00 PM - Dark)
    • Departures are on each hour from Occoquan Regional Park and the Wharf at the Town of Occoquan.
    • Tickets are just $12 for each adult, $6 for kids and PETS ride for FREE!
    • Tickets are available for purchase online at River Shore Charters or purchase on board.

 

May 13 (Tuesday)

  • Planning Commission Meeting at 1830 Hours (6:30 PM)
  • Architectural Review Board Meeting at 1930 Hours (7:30 PM)
  • The Cock and Bowl is offering their Chicken & Waffles
    • From 1600 hours - 2100 hours (4:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
    • In what has become an institution, the Cock and Bowl is serving a delicious breaded boneless chicken breast, served perched atop a fresh baked waffle, and slathered in OMG-level creamy sausage gravy.
      • Some prefer it with a little maple syrup, some are purists, but all sigh with happiness the whole meal through.
    • Get in early as it is only being offered while supplies last

May 14 (Wednesday)

  • The Cock and Bowl is having their Mussels, Frites, and Brew
    • All Day - Every Wednesday
    • Mussels Mariniere & frites, just $14.
    • Add a brew from a short list of Belgians for just $4 more.
    • Best deal in town! 
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2000 hour tour weather permitting (8:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

May 15 (Thursday)

  • Off the Beading Path is having hosting a Meet The Artist Event - Nolly's Folly!!  
    • From 1100 Hours - 1900 hours (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
    • After this long winter, we all are ready to really appreciate flowers. Nolly creates beautiful ones from glass for your artistic use. Join the group at Off the Beading Path us this day only.
    • See their website for more details
  • The Bottle Stop is having their Wine'd Down Specials
    • From 1700 Hours - 1900 Hours (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
    • Happy Hour wine and craft beer specials
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2000 hour tour weather permitting (8:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

May 16 (Friday)

  • The Bottle Stop is having their Wine'd Down Specials
    • From 1700 Hours - 1900 Hours (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
    • Happy Hour wine and craft beer specials
  • Haunted Occoquan Tours are booking up for the 2000 hour tour weather permitting (8:00 PM).
    • Call 571-572-9410 to book your tour now while spaces and spirits are still available.

 

May 17 (Saturday)

  • River Fest 2014
  • From 1000 Hours - 1700 Hours (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
  • Featuring
    • Free Miss River Shore Boat rides between the Occoquan Regional Park and the Town of Occoquan
    • Special activities in th Town of Occoquan And the Occoquan Regional Park

 

Prince William County Community Alert Network

  • In an emergency situation, PWC will send important alerts, notifications and updates right to your e-mail and mobile device(s).  Registration is free at the PWC site.

Other News

  • The Historic Occoquan website is hosted and maintained in Historic Occoquan using a Velocity Micro Raptor Computer.  See why people are flocking to Velocity Micro.

If you are a resident of Prince William County, registration with the County's Community Alert Network will allow you to receive county alerts on your mobile phone.

The Prince William County Community Alert Network (PWCAN)

 

See what it's like on the Interstate 95 Exit for Historic Occoquan - Exit 160

 


 

Occoquan Coffee Shop - Open mike every Saturday night

Jerry's Occoquan Jewelers

Sincerely Yours Stained Glass Studio

Spinaweb - Specialty weaving in Occoquan

Elements of Occoquan - Fun and Wacky

Union Street Guitar Works




The Prince William Art Society, Inc.

Hair Studio 14

Off the Beading Path

Occoquan Craft Show

Lorton Valley Star Newspaper

 
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