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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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2018

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 (5/5, 6/2, 7/7, 8/4, 9/1, 10/6). 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 (5/12 & 26, 6/9 & 23, 7/14 & 28, 8/11 & 25, 9/8 & 22, 10/13 & 27). 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 (5/19, 6/16, 7/14, 8/18, 9/15 and 10/20) at 11 am and 1 pm. Please meet at the Visitors’ Center. Comfortable clothes and refreshments are advised.

 

National Park Service – 1842 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.)

 

Come early on June 9 to enjoy an 11AM guided tour of the Battlefield with guide Larry Turner (KBA offers tours at 11AM and 1PM every Saturday May to October).  Meet at the Visitor's Center 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester.  Free.




June 13, 2018


The KBA will commemorate the 155th 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 7, 2018

 

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! Shaffer’s BBQ will have food for sale. Armstrong Irish Dance Academy will be performing at lunchtime. Please bring your own chairs.


 

July 21, 22    Also July 24, 28th


The Kernstown Battlefield Association will commemorate the 154rd anniversary of the Second Battle of Kernstown with a series of events on July 21st, 24th and 28th, 2018. All events are free, and open to the public.

 

On Saturday, July 21st, and Saturday, July 28th, we will be giving special walking tours of the Second Battle of Kernstown at 11 am and 1 pm. Please dress accordingly, and meet at the Visitors’ Center. We do have a golf cart for those needing a ride.

 

On Tuesday, July 24th, the actual date of the Second Battle of Kernstown, the Battlefield will be open from 10 am to 4 pm.




 


 

August 18 & 19, 2018

 

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.



September 29, 2018

 

The KBA will host its third annual Civil War Ball from 7 pm until 10 pm. Music will be provided by the Second Virginia Calvary String Band. Dance masters from the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers will be on hand to call our dances. Refreshments are provided. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the Visitors’ Center or by contacting smgolden@aol.com.

 


November 3, 2018

 

The KBA will open for a special day honoring our Veterans, Active Duty Military and First Responders. Special tours will be given to our honored guests and their families. Refreshments will be provided. We will be open 10 am to 4 pm.


November 17, 2018

 

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. 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 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. All of the KBA’s programs are by donation, unless otherwise noted. For more information, go to www.kernstownbattle.org or to the KBA Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/Kernstown Battlefield Association. To contact the battlefield, call (757) 593-8227 or (202) 302-9129.