Historic Ellwood Manor

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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

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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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HIOB Articles

History In Our Backyard - Short educational articles written by FoWB volunteers designed to inform local residents about the rich history in the Wilderness Area of Orange and Spotsylvania Counties in Virginia.

Annual National Cemetery Luminaria Event Cancelled

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Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park Cancels Annual Illumination of the National Cemetery, Postpones other Programming Consistent with emergency “Stay Home” Executive Order implemented in the Commonwealth of Virginia on March 30, 2020, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and its partners have canceled this year’s Illumination of the Fredericksburg National Cemetery, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend. The event commonly …

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Important Update From NPS – March 24, 2020

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Press Release – Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park Reduces Operations to Mission-Essential Services In accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s memorandum of March 22, 2020, and consistent with emergency measures implemented in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as of Tuesday, March 24, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park will be performing only “Primary Mission-Essential Functions” and services. …

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March 17 – Caronavirus Update from NPS

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Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP News For Immediate Release – March 17, 2020                               National Park Service Closes Public Buildings and Cancels Programs at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park Roads, Trails, and Grounds Remain Accessible Following guidance from the CDC, recommendations from public health authorities, and in consultation with NPS Public Health Service Officers, public buildings at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military …

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Park Day – April 4, 2020 – Canceled

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****  Do to the current public health concerns regarding COVID-19, Park Day activities have been canceled.  At this time we have not discussed rescheduling the event. ****   Park Day Projects at Two Battlefields in Fredericksburg  Area At battlefield parks across the country, Saturday, April 4, 2020 will be “Park Day.” On this day, thousands of volunteers will participate in numerous …

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“Untold Stories of Women in History: Love, Liberty, Equality”

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“Untold Stories of Women in History: Love, Liberty, Equality” ******************************************************************************************** March 12, 2020 – This event has been postponed until a future date to be determined. Refunds will be forthcoming soon for those who have made reservations. ******************************************************************************************** Friday – March 20, 2020: Tours start at 6:00pm, continuing every 20 minutes;  last tour starts at 8:00pm $10 Per Person Donation …

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