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A Special Mother’s Day Tribute at Ellwood Manor – Sunday, May 8

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Please join us as we read aloud from letters written by Civil War soldiers to their mothers, wives, and grandmothers as a special Mother’s Day tribute. Readings will take place at 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Visitors can enjoy live Civil War era music played by *Evergreen Shade*,who will perform between the reading of the letters and again after the 2:00 …

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Battle of the Wilderness Anniversary Commemoration Saturday, May 7

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A series of activities including a book signing, living history demonstrations, cannon firings, walking tours and a campfire program will take place at Ellwood Manor on May 7 to commemorate the 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness.       From 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Author Chris Mackowski will be presenting and signing copies of his book, …

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Ellwood Manor Opens for the 2016 Season

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Friends of Wilderness Battlefiled is proud to begin our 19th season of providing interpretive tours and special events at Historic Ellwood Manor! The manor house will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as follows: March 28 – April 3: Open Daily April 9 – May 30: Open Weekends and Federal Holidays June 4 – August 14: Open Daily …

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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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2016 Park Day – Saturday, April 2

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Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB), in overall partnership with the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, will once again be supporting the Annual Park Day nationally sponsored by the Civil War Trust . Dozens of volunteers are needed to spruce up the Wilderness Battlefield area. Activities include trash and debris pickup, raking leaves, painting, and cleaning up pull-off and monument areas. Volunteers …

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