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Ellwood Manor

The Visit

Arriving on the Ellwood Manor grounds, the visitor will see the house as it appeared in May of 1864, including the dove-colored exterior paint, cedar-shake- shingled roof, original windows and a replica Fifth Corp headquarters flag posted at the front door.

The Exhibits

The entire first floor has been restored to its 1864 appearance. The Entry Hall and the Parlor immediately to the left have been restored to depict Union Gen. Gouveneur K. Warren’s occupation of the house as his headquarters May 5 and 6, 1864.


Gen. G.K. Warren’s headquarters in the parlor

Entry Hall

In May of 2010, FoWB and the National Park Service unveiled professionally designed and fabricated exhibits located in the The Ellwood Room and The Wilderness Room.

The Ellwood Room presents an enlightening array of graphic panels conveying history of the Wilderness, the plantation, the house, the families, and domestic life.

The Wilderness Room display panels provide an in-depth description of the Battle of the Wilderness.  Featured are a state-of-the-art map showing the progression of the two-day battle and a video virtual fly around of the Ellwood grounds.


A new exhibit added in 2020 provides a glimpse into the use of Ellwood as a Confederate Convalescence hospital after the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863. FoWB volunteers performed extensive research on how patients would have been cared for and worked in partnership with the NPS to procure and stage the exhibit.


A visit to Ellwood would not be complete without a walk to the family cemetery where the arm of General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson was buried by his chaplain immediately after its amputation.

Hours of Operation

The grounds at Ellwood are open Sunrise to Sunset every day of the year. Visitors may visit the grounds, even when the house is closed. Park at the Ellwood Manor gate on Route 20. Please do not block the gate!

Walk the four-tenths of a mile from the gate to the grounds.

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