The following are special events scheduled for 2014 at the park or at institutions hosting programs by or in cooperation with park historical staff. For more information, including possible schedule changes due to inclement weather or other factors, please call the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor center at (540) 373-6122 and/or check the park's facebook page.
For more details on each event, check our Events Calendar.
Note: the list below does not include the park's popular, free History at Sunset programs that occur on Friday evenings each summer.
September 28, 2014, "Taming the Wilderness" at Ellwood Manor What was life like on Virginia's frontier in the 18th century? Join us for hands-on living history demonstrations of late 18th and early 19th century building methods and domestic practices.
October 4, 2014, 10:00 a.m.: "Historic Photography on the Sunken Road: Then and Now" Join us on Saturday, October 4, at 10:00 a.m. for an exploration of Sunken Road photography led by local historian John Cummings. This free, hour-long program will gather at the far end of the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center parking lot (1013 Lafayette Boulevard). The tour will explore historic photography along the Sunken Road both during and after the Civil War by artists like Captain A. J. Russell, Dr. Reed Brockway Bontecou, and Frances Benjamin Johnston. Event is co-sponsored by the National Park Service and the Friends of Fredericksburg Area Battlefields.
Did You Know?
The Battle of Todd's Tavern was not the largest cavalry battle of the war, but may have been the most important. Confederate horsemen delayed the advance of the Union just long enough so that the Confederate army could win the race to Spotsylvania which extended the war for eleven months.