Battle of the Wilderness 150th Anniversary 1864-2014

Historic Ellwood

Open Daily 10 AM to 5 PM

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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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Medical Reenactor John Pelletier visits Ellwood July 26 and Oct 11

Ellwood Manor Open Daily 10 AM – 5 PM

FOWB Ellwood-Come Visit

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Chris Mackowski: Presentation and Book Signing – Saturday, August 2nd at 2 p.m.

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Chris Mackowski, Ph.D., will present a talk entitled “The Legend of Stonewall’s Arm” on the lawn at Ellwood Manor on Saturday, August 2 at 2 p.m.   Chris will follow his talk with a Q&A session and a book signing. Chris is the author of  The Dark Close Wood The Wilderness, Ellwood and the Battle That Defined Both Please bring a lawn …

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Volunteer Open House-Saturday, July 26

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Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) is hosting an Open House at Ellwood Manor Saturday, July 26, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.. Anyone – families, couples and individuals – who think they may be interested in the vast array of volunteer opportunities should plan to attend.      Guests can visit with volunteers and ask questions regarding the variety of volunteer …

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Civil War Medicine Living History at Ellwood – July 26

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Medical Re-enactor John Pelletier will return to Ellwood on Saturday, July 26 from 11 – 4. In period attire, John will provide informative presentations on medicine, treatments  and surgical practices of the Civil War.  

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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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