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Christmas Open House at Ellwood

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Friends of Wilderness Battlefield is pleased to welcome visitors to Ellwood to see the beautiful Victorian Christmas decorations prepared by the Fawn Lake Lawn and Garden Club.  Unfortunately, we are still unable to host Santa or crafts this year, due to pandemic restrictions, but we would still like to invite visitors to come out and enjoy the house decorated for …

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Park Service Announcement July 28, 2021

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Masks are Required for All People Inside Park Buildings. All people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings, due to substantial community spread of COVID-19 in the local area.

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Ellwood Manor Re-opening to the Public July 23

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Ellwood Manor Opening Doors July 23, 2021 FREDERICKSBURG, VA –The National Park Service and volunteers with the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield, who have been providing visitor services on the Ellwood grounds throughout the summer, will be opening the doors of Ellwood Manor to visitors on July 23, 2021. Ellwood Manor will be open 10am-4:30pm, Friday-Monday, until August 16. After August …

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New Hospital Room Display At Ellwood!

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For many years we have been mentioning to visitors that Ellwood was used by the Confederate Army as a convalescence hospital after the Battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863.   Thanks to the tireless efforts of three of our members, extensive research was conducted to find documentation on at least one of the patients treated at Ellwood and what the hospital …

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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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