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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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2019

Schedule of Upcoming Events

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Every first Saturday, May through October

 

          Our own Mike Cannane will give battlefield tours every first Saturday of the month at 11 am and 1 pm (5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5). Please meet at the Visitors’ Center. Comfortable clothes and refreshments are advised.



Every second and fourth Saturday, May through October

 

          Our own Larry Turner will give battlefield tours every second and fourth Saturday of the month at 11 am and 1 pm (5/11 & 25, 6/8 & 22, 7/143& 27, 8/10 & 24, 9/14 & 28, 10/12 & 26). Please meet at the Visitors’ Center. Comfortable clothes and refreshments are advised.

 

Every third Saturday, May through October

 

          Our own Robert McCurry will give battlefield tours every third Saturday of the month (5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21 and 10/19) at 11 am and 1 pm. Please meet at the Visitors’ Center. Comfortable clothes and refreshments are advised.

 

National Park Service – 1864 in a Box presentation

 

          A ranger from the Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Park Service will present the NPS’ 1864 in a Box presentation every second Sunday at 1 pm (5/14, 6/11, 7/9, 8/13, 9/10 and 10/8.)

 



March 23, 2019

 

The KBA will commemorate the 157th anniversary of the First Battle of Kernstown, on Saturday, March 23th. Gary L. Ecelbarger, author of “We Are In For It!” The First Battle of Kernstown, will be giving a guided, walking tour of the Battlefield starting at 9 am. Meet at the Visitors’ Center. Please dress appropriately. After a lunch break, the tour will resume at Rose Hill Park on Jones Road at 1 pm. Shaffer’s BBQ is providing us with a box lunch menu. Lunches can be ordered in the morning before the tour and will be ready for the lunch break. Other activities, including tours of the Battlefield, the 1854 Pritchard House, the Museum and the Artillery Annex, will continue throughout the day. The Gift Shop also will be open. We will be open 8:30 am until 4 pm.

 

 

March 23 & 24, 2019

 

          We will be joined this weekend by the Valley Guards – 10th Virginia Infantry. The Valley Guards will be doing living history demonstrations all weekend. The 157th anniversary of the First Battle of Kernstown. The Kernstown Battlefield will be open from 10 am until 4 pm, for those who wish to commemorate the First Battle of Kernstown. Battlefield and 1854 Pritchard House tours will be available. The Museum, Artillery Annex and Gift Shop also will be open.



March 30, 2019

 

          Kernstown Battlefield’s own expert tour guides, Mike Cannane and Larry Turner will give a tour of the First Battle of Kernstown. The morning tour will start at the Visitors’ Center at 10 am. The morning tour is a walking tour around the Kernstown property, so dress appropriately. Shaffer’s BBQ is providing us with a box lunch menu. Lunches can be ordered in the morning before the tour and will be ready for the lunch break. After the lunch break, the tour will reconvene at 1 pm at the Visitors’ Center. The afternoon tour is partly a driving tour, with stops at Milltown, the Opequon Presbyterian Church, Jackson’s Lookout on Apple Valley Road, Rose Hill Park and Sandy Ridge. Other activities, including tours of the Battlefield, the 1854 Pritchard House, the Museum and the Artillery Annex, will continue throughout the day. The Gift Shop also will be open. We will open at 9:30 am until 4 pm.


March 31, 2019


     Join us this Sunday to see the Pritchard House & celebrate the anniversary of Samuel & Helen's marriage with cake & tea, with historical displays and pictures of the Pritchards.  1-4 PM.

 

April 6 & 7, 2019


 

          The Civil War Historical Impressions, Inc. will be joining us for the weekend and will help us dedicate our new porch. CWHI is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. They are a group of Civil War Educators, Living Historians and Reenactors committed to teaching through lectures, encampments, school events and battle scenarios to name a few.



April 13 & 14, 2019

 

          The 24th North Carolina Infantry will join us for the weekend. Demonstrations will be going on throughout the weekend, in addition to our normal tours of the battlefield, 1854 Pritchard House, the Museum and the Artillery Annex.  The gift shop will also be open.


 

April 13, 2019

 

          The KBA and Clan Adrenalin will host a “backyard” Highland Games. The backyard game is a smaller one than the one we will host in July, with primarily the competition taking place. The competition will benefit Warrior 360, a veteran sponsored 501(c)(3) that supports veterans with everything from medical care to housing needs. A contingent of wounded warriors will be competing at these games. Shaffer’s BBQ will be on hand to sell refreshments and otherwise support the games. Bagpipers will play throughout the day. Please bring your own chairs.





April 27, 2019

 

          Join the KBA for the Civil War Trust sponsored Park Day. Be one of the first people to tour Sandy Ridge as we prepare the site for interpretation. Please bring your own work gloves and proper shoes. Food, drink and a Civil War Trust t-shirt will be provided. Meet at the Visitors’ Center at 10 am.

 

 

May 4  & 5, 2019

 

          Opening weekend at the Kernstown Battlefield. There will be tours of the Battlefield, the 1854 Pritchard House, the Museum and the Artillery Annex. The Gift Shop also will be open. Other activities to be announced.


June 13, 2019

 

          The KBA will commemorate the 156th anniversary of the Second Battle of Winchester, which began with a skirmish at Kernstown. Special tours featuring the Second Battle of Winchester will be given all day, as well as tours of the Battlefield, 1854 Pritchard House, Museum and Artillery Annex. The Gift Shop will be open. We will be open 10 am to 4 pm.


 

 

July 6, 2019

 

          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”).

 

          This year our July games will be expanding to include other fun activities for the whole family. Come and see these amazing athletes compete and see what other fun things we have in store for you! Bagpipers will be playing throughout the day.

 

 

July 20 & 21, 2019

 

          The KBA will commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Second Battle of Kernstown with a weekend full of special events. In addition to Battlefield, 1854 Pritchard House, Museum and Artillery Annex tours, the KBA will present special events. The Gift Shop will be open. Stay tuned.

 

July 24, 2019

 

The Kernstown Battlefield will be open from 10 am to 4 pm for those who want to commemorate the date of the Second Battle of Kernstown on the battlefield.  


On Saturday, July 27, KBA members Larry Turner & Mike Cannane will host a walking/driving tour of the battlefield area.  Details TBA!

                                                                          


 

August 17 & 18, 2019

 

          The KBA will participate in the Civil War Weekend in the Shenandoah Valley with a range of diverse programs. There will be a Civil War era living history in front of the Pritchard House on Saturday.  We also will be giving Battlefield, 1854 Pritchard House, Museum and Artillery Annex tours all weekend. The Gift Shop also will be open all weekend.

 

November 16, 2019

 

          The KBA and Clan Adrenalin will host its second “backyard” Highland Games of the season. This low-key event is a perfect family outing. The games benefit prostate cancer research. The games start at 9 am. Bagpipers will play throughout the day. Refreshments will be for sale by Shaffer’s BBQ. Please bring your own chairs.

 

General Information

 

          The Kernstown Battlefield Association is an all-volunteer, non-profit preservation organization. Most of its almost 400 acres are located at 610 Battle Park Dr., Winchester, VA 22602. The Battlefield is open from the beginning of May until the end of October on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm, unless otherwise noted. The Battlefield also is open on Federal holidays and on the actual dates of the First and Second Battles of Kernstown and the Second Battle of Winchester. Tours can be arranged throughout the year by contacting the KBA.

 

          KBA docents give tours of the Battlefield, the 1854 Pritchard House, the Museum, the Conference Room, and the Artillery Annex collections. The Visitors’ Center has a Gift Shop with diverse items for purchase. The KBA does take checks and credit cards. For those in need, the KBA has a golf cart to drive visitors around the Battlefield.