Historic Ellwood Manor

Opens April 1, 2017

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Become an Interpreter at Ellwood

Ellwood Interpreters provide tours of Ellwood Manor.

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Become a Member of the Ground Force

Ground Force Volunteers maintain the grounds at Historic Ellwood Manor and on the battlefiled.

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Monuments on the Wilderness Battlefield

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Taming the Wilderness - A Fall Living History Event

A Living History Event at Historic Ellwood Manor - Fall 2017

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Heritage Program Biographies

Read the stories of Members's ancestors who fought in the Battle of the Wilderness or lived/worked at Ellwood.

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Wilderness Crossing Trail

Take a Walk Along the Wilderness Crossing Trail

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Park Day – Saturday April 1

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Park Day Projects at Three Battlefields in Fredericksburg Area  At Civil War parks all across the country, Saturday, April 1, 2017 will be “Park Day.”  On this day, volunteers will participate in numerous service projects with national coordination done by the Civil War Trust.  Local efforts are managed by both the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield and the National Park Service …

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“Fit-History” Hikes for Spring 2017

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From the National Park Service: Fredericksburg, VA — Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park will once again combine health and history with a new series of “Fit-History” hikes this spring. These ranger-led hikes are designed to cover a lot of ground in addition to a lot of history. This season’s hikes will range from 2 to 6 miles, covering two …

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Dinner and Speaker Event – SOLD OUT

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THE BATTLE OF THE WILDERNESS: Bloody Road to Peace with Lee and Grant Sponsored by Friends of the Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) in partnership with Lake of the Woods Civil War Study Group (CWSG) ***  SOLD  OUT  *** What: An evening of fine dining and a presentation by renowned speaker and Civil War expert, Frank O’Reilly When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017; 6:00 …

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Ellwood Painting Project – Fall 2016

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  Preservation of Historic Ellwood Manor continues! Click the link below to view photos. Ellwood Painting Project 2016

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Ice House Site Preservation at Ellwood

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Eagle Scout candidate Matt Irwin of Troop 325 and a small group of dedicated assistants recently aided the National Park Service and FoWB in preserving the 19th century ice house site on the grounds of historic Ellwood Manor. Following detailed instructions from NPS, Matt’s Eagle Scout project included removing 20th century debris and trash that had been tossed into the pit …

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