Battle of the Wilderness 150th Anniversary 1864-2014

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Historic Ellwood

Opens for the 2014 Season Saturday, April 12

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Living History Events

FoWB sponsors a number of living history events during the season. One event is Taming the Wilderness, an 18th century living history event with hands-on demonstrations of the late 18th and early 19th century building methods and domestic practices.

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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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Mary Altman donated her time and talents to sew a new Fifth Corps flag for display at Ellwood. Click the link to find out more about volunteer opportunities!

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Wilderness Crossing Trail

Take a Walk Along the New Wilderness Crossing Trail - Opened June 1, 2013

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Ellwood Manor Now Open Weekends 10 AM – 5 PM

FOWB Ellwood-Come Visit

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Battle of the Wilderness Bus Tour SOLD OUT

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 All available seats for the May 2/3 Battle of the Wilderness Bus Tour with Gordon Rhea have been sold out. We will continue online signups for the tour if you would like to be placed on a waiting list. Seats are still available for the 1864 Winter Encampment Tour with Bud Hall on April 11/12.  

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Historic Ellwood Manor 2014 Hours of Operation

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Historic Ellwood Manor will open for the 2014 season on Saturday, April 12. Friends of Wilderness Battlefield is proud to provide highly trained Historic House Guides to conduct tours of the 19th century home.    Hours: 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.  April 12 – 13; April 19 – 20  Saturday, Sunday  April 26 – August 17  Daily  August 23 – …

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Two Civil War Bus Tours: 1864 Winter Encampment and Battle of the Wilderness

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Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness will sponsor “TWO” TWO-DAY CIVIL WAR TOURS. On Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, Clark B. Hall: will lead a tour that examines the winter encampments in Orange and Culpeper Counties, positioning the Union and Confederate armies for the Battle of the …

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