Schedule for 2017  

Events and activities are free unless otherwise noted. Details for specific events will be posted as they develop.  Please sign up for our email mailing list to insure that you are notified of all event details.


April 1 – Park Day

Time: TBD – Typically morning/early afternoon

FoWB will once again join the National Park Day events sponsored by Civil War Trust.  This year we plan to concentrate on the Wilderness and Fredericksburg battlefields. More details to follow.

May 13 – FoWB/NPS Canoe Trip on the Rapidan

Time: TBD

Additional Details to follow

June 3 – LaFayette in the Wilderness

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


On Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 1:00 P.M., Friends of Wilderness Battlefield is pleased to host a presentation by NPS Historian Peter Maugle on the General Marquis de Lafayette and his 1781 campaign in Virginia. That campaign included a night camped on Ellwood Plantation near the site of the Wilderness Tavern.  Living Historian John Yurecho will also be present, along with Ranger Maugle, to discuss Revolutionary War uniforms, weapons and camp life.

Guided walking tours to the location of Lafayette’s camp at 11:30 and 2:00.

June 17 – Medical Living History Event at Ellwood  

Time: 10 AM – 5 PM

Additional Details to follow

September 24 – Taming the Wilderness  

Time: 10 AM – 5 PM

Additional Details to follow

December 16 – Victorian Christmas at Ellwood Manor 

Time: 10 AM – 2 PM  (Santa 10 AM – Noon)

Additional Details to follow