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Moments from the Battlefield and Homefront: an All-Encompassing Civil War Living History Event

May 5 - May 6

Free

Moments from the Battlefield and Homefront: an All-Encompassing Civil War Living History Event

Students of the American Civil War,

On the weekend of 5-6 May 2018, our National Park Service, in conjunction with multiple Living Historian Organization’s, will present to the public a full spectrum event that will cover unique aspects of the Battle of the Wilderness. Having never been brought together into a single location, these interactive activities will allow for a new understanding of what occurred here before, during, and after the battle. Taking place at Ellwood the public will be able to take advantage of the NPS interpretive programs and the in-depth Living History presentations to learn what happened.

Please visit the NPS site at the below hyperlink to learn more about the different Living History Organization who will participate in this event. The presented information will allow the public to have a better understanding of what will be made available to them when they arrive on either day. These multiple programs are perfect for the serious student or someone who is new to the area and wants to learn something about our Civil War. Regardless of how much they knew before they arrived it is hoped that upon departure all participants will have a better appreciation of what occurred on this sacred ground.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS
From Fredericksburg / Interstate 95: Take exit 130–B from I–95 on to Virginia Route 3 westbound. Proceed west approximately 12 miles to the stoplight at Virginia Route 20, where you will turn left. Then, in 0.6 miles, look carefully ON THE LEFT for the “Ellwood” sign and the gravel drive. Turn left into the drive; the parking area is at the end, in 0.4 miles.

From Orange Court House: Take Virginia Route 20 northbound approximately 20 miles. You will pass the Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter on your left. Then, in 0.8 miles, look carefully ON THE RIGHT for the “Ellwood” sign and the gravel drive. Turn right into the drive; the parking area is at the end, in 0.4 miles.

From Culpeper: Take Virginia Route 3 eastbound approximately 18 miles to the stoplight at Virginia Route 20, where you will turn right. Then, in 0.6 miles, look carefully ON THE LEFT for the “Ellwood” sign and the gravel drive. Turn left into the drive; the parking area is at the end, in 0.4 miles.

Ellwood’s street address (not a mailing address) is 36380 Constitution Highway (Route 20), Locust Grove, VA 22508. This is an Orange County 911 address.

The GPS coordinates of Ellwood’s parking lot are: N 38° 19.170’ W 077° 43.952’.

Venue

Ellwood Manor
36380 Constitution Highway (Route 20)
Locust Gove,, VA 22508 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(540) 786-2880
Website:
www.fowb.org/
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