Historic Ellwood Manor - Opens March 31

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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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Park Day Assignments

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We are still fine tuning the assignments for Park Day, but here is the current list of assignments and maps/instructions for each task area.   If you are not on the list  or there is no site map document, details will be provided Saturday at check-in.  Please check-in at Ellwood prior to reporting to your work site. Click HERE to …

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154th Anniversary of the Wilderness Battle

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Living History Weekend Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th, 2018 Hear cannon blasts, hoof beats, rifle volleys, and the sound of marching feet! See the uniforms, weapons, equipment, tents and food of the Civil War. Speak with soldiers, civilians, and even General Ulysses S. Grant! Take part in this free, family-friendly interactive experience! Infantry Demonstrations:10:00 & 1:00 Cavalry Demonstrations: 11:00 …

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Park Day Rescheduled

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Due to the weather forecast for cold temps, rain and snow on Saturday, April 7, Park Day has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 21.  Same time – Same place. If you have already pre-registered, please email Kevin Hunt, hockeyminga@aol.com, to advise if you will be able to join us on the 21st.  Thank you!

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Park day Update #1

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Park Day at the Wilderness and Chancellorsville battlefields is currently still planned for this coming Saturday, April 7. We are monitoring the weather forecast which is now calling for a rain/snow event on Saturday.  We will send out an email by noon on Friday to those who have registered to advise you if we are going to cancel and reschedule the …

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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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