History at Sunset- Guinea Station During the Civil War
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Join us for a History at Sunset guided walk on Saturday, August 20, at 6:30 pm.
History at Sunset programs are led by park rangers and focus on lesser-known stories and historical perspectives connected with sites throughout the park. Check out all the programs for Summer 2022.
This week's program-
The Significance of Guinea Station during the Civil War
A walking tour at the Jackson Death Site examining the significance of Guinea Station during the Civil War. This program will uncover the full history of the site, including its early development, as well as its connection to the Chandler plantation and the Richmond, Fredericksburg, & Potomac Railroad, a key transportation network during the war. The program will also discuss the 1864 cavalry skirmish at Guinea Station and the transportation of U.S. prisoners-of-war along the rail line.
Meet at the parking area for the Stonewall Jackson Death Site at 12019 Stonewall Jackson Road, Woodford, VA. The program will include about a 1/2-3/4 mile of walking mostly in a level grassy field. Participants should bring bug spray and water and wear sturdy, comfortable walking shoes.
In the event of inclement weather, check the park Facebook page for cancellations or updates. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Military Park (facebook.com)
Reservation or Registration: No
Contact InformationMaddie Hollis