April 15 – October 29

Saturdays and Sundays 10am – 4pm

Plus Memorial Day, 4th of July & Labor Day

Visitor Center, museum and gift shop open each day.

Docent-led battlefield and Pritchard House tours.

Guided battlefield tours outside of normal business hours

available by appointment.

To make arrangements email or call:



The Kernstown Battlefield is located at 

610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester, VA

Calendar of Special Events

Sat, Mar 25 161st Anniversary Tour of the First Battle of Kernstown
9–4 – Walking and driving tour with Gary Ecelbarger, author of

Sun, Apr 2 Kite Fest – Sponsored by Frederick County Parks & Recreation

Sat, Apr 15 SEASON OPENING at Kernstown Battlefield
10–4 Visitor Center open. Tours available.
Civil War Park Day 2023. Work day for volunteers. All welcome.

Sat–Sun Civil War Soldier Living History –
Apr 29–30 F Company, 21st Virginia Volunteer Infantry
10-4 daily

Sun, May 28  "1864 Valley Campaign Overview" a presentation  of the
Noon–1   National Park Service

Sun, Jun 11 160th Anniversary Tour of the Second Battle of Winchester

10–1      Walking, driving tour 

Sat, Jun 17 KBA Open House & Dedication of Sandy Ridge Celebration
10–4 Schedule of events:
  • 10:30am:  Presentation by author, History Professor Jonathan Noyalas
  • 11:30am:  Presentation by preservationist Keven Walker
  • 12:30pm – 3:30pm:  Shuttle-van docent-lead tours of Sandy Ridge
  • 1:15pm:  Cannon firing demonstrations, Pritchard’s Hill and Sandy Ridge
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm:  All-day tours of the Kernstown Battlefield
Sat, Jul 22 Second Battle of Kernstown Author’s Tour

9–2:30       Walking, driving tour led by author and battle expert Scott Patchan

Sun, Aug 13 "1862 Valley Campaign Overview" – a presentation of the
Noon–1 National Park Service

Sat–Sun Civil War Soldier Living History – 28th Virginia, Company D
Aug 19–20 10–4 daily

Sun, Sep 3 "1864 Valley Campaign Overview" – a presentation  of the
Noon–1 National Park Service

Fri, Sep 15 Sunset on the Battlefield:
6–8pm "The Life, Death & Legacy of Col. James A. Mulligan, USA"

Sat, Sep 30 John Handley High School Judges Classic Cross Country 
8–1 Invitational (Battlefield open normal hours, 10–4)

Sun, Oct 22 Kernstown Battlefield Association Annual Membership
Noon–4 Meeting  (Members only)    REGISTER HERE
(Battlefield open normal hours, 10–4)

Sat–Sun SEASON CLOSING WEEKEND at Kernstown Battlefield
Oct 28–29
10–4 daily

Sat, Nov 4 Battlefield Half Marathon – Sponsored by the Frederick County
Parks & Recreation
Volunteer Steve Chesley escorts visitors on a battlefield tour.