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, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. "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. Living History demonstrations will be ongoing through the day, and the program features two special presentations: 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Professor Gary Stanton (University of Mary Washington), "Architecture of Ellwood Manor," and 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Storyteller Sheila Arnold Jones, "Life as an Enslaved African American in Virginia."
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 Wilderness Battlefield does not have a visitor center. Visitors should begin their visit at the Fredericksburg or Chancellorsville visitor centers where they obtain maps, brochures, and ask questions.