Follow Us On:
 The KBA is a 
non-profit
 501(c)3 
all volunteer 
corporation 
whose mission
 is to protect 
and interpret
 this Civil War 
Battlefield 
for the 
benefit of
all future 
generations.


Follow the Kernstown Battlefield walking trails for insights
 into the events of the First and Second Battles of Kernstown ... 
browse the battlefield Visitor Center to learn details of the history ... 
see the 1854 Pritchard House where the family of 
Samuel and Helen Pritchard huddled in the cellar 
waiting for quiet to return to their farm.  
This and more await visitors to this pristine 
388-acre Civil War battlefield park.


Follow the Kernstown Battlefield walking trails for insights
 into the events of the First and Second Battles of Kernstown ... 
browse the battlefield Visitor Center to learn details of the history ... 
see the 1854 Pritchard House where the family of 
Samuel and Helen Pritchard huddled in the cellar 
waiting for quiet to return to their farm.  
This and more await visitors to this pristine 
388-acre Civil War battlefield park.
Above:  Map of First Battle of Kernstown as drawn by 
Jedediah Hotchkiss, Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson's cartographer.

....

The Kernstown Battlefield is closed for the winter.
We reopen in April 2022.
See you next year!

NEWS IN BRIEF
Professor McPherson brings Princeton Class of 1972 group to Kernstown Battlefield

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 -- Today we had a tour at the Kernstown Battlefield.  It was the Princeton Class of 1972, a total of 96 people with two large buses.  They were doing Jackson's Valley Campaign and they started with 1st Kernstown.  Their tour guide was Dr. James McPherson (Battle Cry of Freedom).  

The tour went exceedingly well.  They did Pritchards Hill for an overview of the battle, then off to Rose Hill for the final stages of the battle, then back to the Kernstown Battlefield for their box lunch in our Artillery Building which we had set up with tables and chairs.

The group was highly complimentary about our property from appearance, preservation efforts, and that we are doing this on our own with no public funding.  Like most, they thought Pritchard Hill was just a hill, until they got to the top and saw the view.