Historic Ellwood Manor

Opens for the 2016 season on March 28

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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

A Living History Event at Historic Ellwood Manor. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

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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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Ice House Site Preservation at Ellwood

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Eagle Scout candidate Matt Irwin of Troop 325 and a small group of dedicated assistants recently aided the National Park Service and FoWB in preserving the 19th century ice house site on the grounds of historic Ellwood Manor. Following detailed instructions from NPS, Matt’s Eagle Scout project included removing 20th century debris and trash that had been tossed into the pit …

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Living History Event at Ellwood Manor – June 18

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Please join the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) on Saturday, June 18 for living history presentations regarding medical issues and practices during the Civil War. This is being held in conjunction with a more-comprehensive National Park Service living history weekend on the Chancellorsville Battlefield that weekend.       10:00 A.M. to 5:00 – P.M.Living Historians John Pelletier and Marilyn Iglesias …

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Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park Summer Hours

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Ellwood Manor Open Daily June 11 – August 14 Press release from NPS: SUMMER HOURS AND PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED AT BATTLEFIELD PARK  FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA — Summer hours of operation and special summer programs will begin at all of the sites administered by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park on Saturday, June 11, 2016.  Most of the programs are offered through Monday, …

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Fit-History Hikes

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Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park combines health and history in the National Park Service’s Centennial year with a new series of “Fit-History” hikes this spring.  These ranger-led hikes are designed to flip a traditional park program on its head. Instead of 80% talking and 20% walking, these programs will be 80% walking with some talking mixed in.  This season’s …

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Kirsten Talken-Spaulding Selected as Superintendent of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

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National Park Service – News Release February 4, 2016 Philadelphia: National Park Service Northeast Regional Director Mike Caldwell has selected Kirsten Talken-Spaulding as superintendent of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park in Virginia.  She replaces Lucy Lawliss who retired in late December, 2015.  Talken-Spaulding comes to the position from Fort Monroe National Monument in Virginia.  She will begin her new …

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