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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Victorian Christmas at Ellwood Manor

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On Saturday, December 15, Friends of Wilderness Battlefield will host our 10thannual event:  “A 19th Century Christmas at Ellwood Manor.”  The doors will open at 9:00 A.M. and children of all ages may visit with Santa and enjoy making period arts and crafts until 12:00 P.M. Parents will want to be sure to bring their cameras! After Santa departs at …

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FoWB Sponsors Summer Intern

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FoWB is pleased to announce that we are once again sponsoring a summer intern for the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park!  Danielle “Dani” Powers will be spending about half of her time this summer assisting FoWB to enhance our interpreter training materials. Welcome Dani! Dani is from Dinwiddie, Virginia, graduating as the salutatorian of her high school class.  She volunteered …

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73 Local 4th Graders Sworn in as Jr Rangers

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FoWB volunteers and Ranger Pete conducted a swearing in ceremony on June 1 for 73 Locust Grove Elementary fourth graders. The students completed the Jr Ranger booklets as a part of a day long educational program conducted earlier in the month at Ellwood.

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Recent Archaeology at Ellwood

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By Eric Mink, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Miitary Park Learning About Our Sites – A couple inches of snow last week did not stop archaeologists from the NPS Northeast Region Archaeology Program from spending a couple days on the Wilderness Battlefield. Archaeologists Joel Dukes and James Nyman conducted a geophysical survey of the location for a couple suspected slave quarters …

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