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The Kernstown Battlefield 

is open on weekends 

from May through October

Saturdays 10am ~ 4pm

Sundays 11am ~ 4pm 

 


~ Free Admission ~ 

Donations Appreciated

 

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Guided Battlefield Tours 

Every Saturdays May 6 through October

11:00am and 1:00pm

 

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Guided Pritchard House Tours 

Most weekends

May through October

The 1854 Pritchard House
 


 





























































 




























 




















 











 




























































 




































































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2017

Schedule of Events

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PRE-SEASON EVENTS


Thu, Mar 23 Sandy Ridge Property Dedication: Festivities start at 10:30 AM

The Civil War Trust will dedicate a new section of land which adds 37.4 

acres to the KBA's existing 350 acres of core battlefield. This acquisition is the result of tremendous effort and cooperation between KBA and CWT and a $50,000 donation from KBA to the Civil War Trust.There will be a tour of the Sandy Ridge tract (weather permitting) and the KBA battlefield and Pritchard House will be open for tours as well as the museum and gift shop. Now with the opening of the adjacent Rose Hill Park by the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley with support from Frederick County Parks & Recreation, history buffs will for the first time have the opportunity to enjoy an integrated view of the battlefield and events of 155 years ago.


Sat, Mar 25 & Sun, Mar 26:  The Kernstown Battlefield is thrilled to host the Dixie Rose Relief Society and the Civil War Historical Impressions for our commemoration of the 155th anniversary of the 1st Battle of Kernstown. Please join us for a weekend of Civil War history. Gary Ecelbarger, author of "We Are In For It! The First Battle of Kernstown" will be giving a battlefield tour starting at 9 am on Saturday. Our friends from the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Park Service will present their program "1862 in a Box" on Sunday at 12 pm and 2 pm. Come "meet" General Jackson, his personal physician Dr. Hunter McGuire, and Chaplain Beverly Tucker Lacy. All activities are free. Our golf cart is available to help with mobility issues. We hope to see you there!!


Sat, Mar 25 First Battle of Kernstown 155th Anniversary Battlefield 

9am - 1pm Walking Tour.


Join tour guide Gary Ecelbarger as he walks you over the grounds where the battle was fought. Mr. Ecebarger is the foremost authority on 1st Kernstown and conducts a lively and fascinating tour. Wear comfortable shoes and dress warmly.


The battlefield will be open until 4pm with access to the visitor center, 

museum artillery annex, the Pritchard House and the gift shop.


Sun, Mar 26  "1862 in a Box", a National Park Service program


1pm  Presented by a park ranger from the Belle Grove & Cedar Creek

National Park.


Sat, Apr 1 Work Party! 10 AM

Join the KBA for the Civil War Trust sponsored "Park Day." Be one of 

the first to tour Sandy Ridge as we prepare the new site for 

interpretation. Bring work gloves and wear proper shoes. Food, 

drink and a Civil War Trust "Park Day" tee shirt will be provided. 

Meet at the Visitor Center.


Sat, Apr 8  "Backyard" Highland Games

These games will feature competition only and will benefit "Warrier 

360", a 501(c)3 nonprofit supporting veterans with everything from 

medical care to housing needs. A contingent of wounded warriors will

participate in the competition. Food and beverages will be available 

for purchase. Bring a chair.



SEASON SPECIAL EVENTS


Sat, May 6   OPENING DAY 

11am & 1pm Battlefield walking tours with guide Mike Cannane.

4th VA Co F will be encamped Sat & Sun.


Sat, May 13 Battlefield walking tours with guide Steve Riddle.

11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.


Sun, May 14   Mothers Day Tea with Mrs. Pritchard

Mrs. Pritchard will be hosting a Mothers’ Day tea in the Pritchard 

House. Enjoy the graciousness of the period while celebrating your 

Mother. The Gettysburg unit of Civil War Historical Impressions will 

join us for the tea. General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson and his 

personal physician, Dr. Hunter H. McGuire, will be our special guests. 

Period or business casual dress appreciated. Tickets are $10 and can 

be purchased in advance at the Visitors Center or by contacting 

SMGolden@aol.com.


1pm "1862 in a Box" a National Park Service program

Presented by a park ranger from the Cedar Creek & Belle Grove 

National Park.


Sat, May 20 Battlefield walking tours with Roger Henderberg. 

11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.


Sat, May 27 Battlefield walking tours with guide Steve Riddle.

11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.


Sat, Jun 03 Battlefield walking tours with Mike Cannane.

11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.


Sat, Jun 10 Battlefield walking tours with Steve Riddle.

11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.


Tues, Jun 13 154th Commemoration of Second Battle of Winchester:

Tours start 11AM

Second Winchester began with skirmishing on the Pritchard

Farm, now the Kernstown Battlefield. Guided tours throughout

the day will explain the start of this battle for control of

Winchester.


Sat, Jun 17 Battlefield walking tours with Roger Henderberg.

11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.


Sun, June 18 Historians from the National Park Service will conduct their "1862

Tour in a box" starting at 1 PM.


Sat, Jun 24 Battlefield walking tours with Steve Riddle.

11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.


Sat, Jul 01 Battlefield walking tours with Mike Cannane.

11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.


Sat, Jul 08    Highland Games Day

9am (all day) The KBA and Clan Adrenalin will host a Highland games competition 

on our south field. Scottish Highland warriors competed against 

each other between battles. They used ordinary objects in their 

competitions: weights, stones, hammers and tree trunks (“cabers”).

Activities for the whole family. Refreshments for sale. Bring a chair. 


11am & 1pm Battlefield walking tours with Steve Riddle.

Meet at the Visitor Center.


Sat, Jul 09 "1862 in a Box", a National Park Service program

1pm Presented by a park ranger from the Cedar Creek & Belle Grove 

National Park.


Sat, Jul 15 Battlefield walking tours with Roger Henderberg.

11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.


Sat, Jul 22 153rd Anniversary of the Second Battle of Kernstown

Battlefield walking tours, Pritchard House tours, Artillery Annex

tours. Other special events to be announced.


Sat Jul 29 11am & 1pm Battlefield walking tours with Steve Riddle.

Meet at the Visitor Center.


Sat, Aug 05 Battlefield Walking tours with Mike Cannane.
11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.

Sat, Aug 12 Battlefield walking tours with Steve Riddle.
11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.

Sun, Aug 13  NPS tour guides "1862 in a Box" 1 PM.

Sat, Aug 19  Battlefield Tours with Roger Henderberg, 11AM & 1PM

Sat & Sun   Winchester/Frederick County Civil War Weekend
Aug 19 & 20 Civil War weekend is an annual event offering a unique opportunity
  to see the many sites in the area to learn their stories. Join us for
a period picnic on the Pritchard House lawn with hostess Mrs.
Pritchard.The Kernstown Battlefield will be presenting tours all
  weekend.

Sat, Aug 19   Stonewall Jackson Seminar

10am - 4pm The Kernston Battlefield Association and Jackson’s Headquarters will

present a one day seminar on Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. Each

of the sponsoring organizations will give a special tour from 10am to

  11:30 am and again from 2:30 pm to 4 pm. Our guest speakers, Steve

  French and Jerry Holsworth, both authors and historians, will discuss

  Jackson’s 1862 campaign leading up to and including the First Battle

  of Kernstown. They will be signing their books at lunch. Cost is $20 

and includes lunch. For information or to register contact

  smgolden@aol.com.


Sat, Aug 19 Battlefield walking tours with Roger Henderberg.
11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.

Sat, Aug 26 Battlefield walking tours with Steve Riddle.
11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.


Sat, Aug 30 Battlefield walking tours with Steve Riddle.
11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.

Sat, Sep 02 Battlefield walking tours with Mike Cannane.
11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.

Sat, Sep 09 Battlefield walking tours with Steve Riddle.
11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.

Sun, Sep 10    "1862 in a Box", a National Park Service program
1pm Presented by park ranger from the Cedar Creek & Belle Grove
National Park.

Sat, Sep 16 Battlefield walking tours with Roger Henderberg.
11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.

Sat, Sep 23 Battlefield walking tours with Steve Riddle.
11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.

7pm - 10pm   Second annual Civil War Ball 

Music by the Second Virginia Calvary String Band. Dance masters 

from the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers will be on hand to

  call dances. $25 per person includes refreshments. Purchase at the

  Visitors’ Center or by contacting SMGolden@aol.com.


Sat, Oct 07 Battlefield walking tours with Mike Cannane.

11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.


Sat, Oct 14 Battlefield walking tours with Steve Riddle.

11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.


Sun, Oct 15    "1862 in a Box", a National Park Service program
1pm Presented by park ranger from the Cedar Creek & Belle Grove
National Park.


Sat, Oct 21 Battlefield walking tours with Roger Henderberg.

11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.


Sat, Oct 28 Battlefield walking tours with Steve Riddle.

11am & 1pm Meet at the Visitor Center.


POST-SEASON SPECIAL EVENTS


Sat, Nov 04   Third Annual "Battlefield Half Marathon"

7am - noon   Hosted by Frederick County Paaks & Recreation

  (Details to be announced.)


Sun, Nov 05   Active Duty Military and First Responders Appreciation Day

The Kernstown Battlefield Association will host this special

  event for these honored guests and their families with special tours

and activities. Refreshments will be provided.


Sat, Nov 11  Steve Riddle tours 11AM and 1PM


Sat, Nov 18  Back yard Highland Games:  4th annual games benefits prostate cancer research


 

Sat & Sun   8th Annual "Follow the Star" Live Nativity Program

Dec 2 & 3 Presented by Fellowship Bible Church of Winchester, VA.