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Civil War Weekend

August 22, 2015 @ 8:00 am - August 23, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Civil War Weekend is a special annual event that offers rare opportunities to see many sites as they may have looked at the time of the war. This year, Civil War sites throughout the Winchester, Frederick County, and Clarke County area will once again join together to provide unique opportunities to experience the area’s remarkable wartime story.

Calendar of Events

Belle Grove Plantation
Sat, Aug 22: 12:15pm & Sun, Aug 23: 3:15pm
Belle Grove in the Civil War Tours: These 45-minute tours will discuss the occupation of Belle Grove Plantation during the Civil War, especially in the Shenandoah Valley campaigns of 1862 and 1864. Tours will immediately follow a free National Park Service Ranger program on these campaigns on Saturday, August 22 at 11:30 and Sunday, August 23 at 2:30.
$12 per adult ($11 seniors, AAA, military, NPS pass holders), $6 children and National Trust for Historic Preservation members
(540) 869-2028
336 Belle Grove Rd, Middletown, VA
www.bellegrove.org

Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park Ranger Programs
Fri, Aug 21: 7pm
“History at Sunset: Recalled to Life: Star Fort in War and Peace”  This special program, led by Ranger Jeff Driscoll, will give an in-depth tour of the construction and history of Star Fort, from the Civil War to its recent preservation.
Fortress Dr, and US 522, Winchester, VA

Sat, Aug 22: 11:30am
“Battle of Cedar Creek in a Box” A 30 minute overview of the Battle of Cedar Creek.  This interactive program uses the surrounding landscape features and various props (taken from a box) to “create” the battlefield and literally place visitors “in the middle of the action.”
336 Belle Grove Rd, Middletown, VA

Sat, Aug 22: 2pm
“Battlefield Series: Civil War Entrenchment Tour” A special 2-hour walking tour along some of the most well preserved entrenchments in the Shenandoah Valley.  How were they constructed and what was their role during the battle
7712 Main St, Middletown, VA

Sun, August 23: 11am
“Battle of Cedar Creek Tour” A two-hour guided car-caravan tour, which covers the battle in a chronological fashion.  It includes approximately 5 or 6 stops at the key landmarks associated with the battle.
7712 Main St, Middletown, VA

Sun, August 23: 11:30am
“Battle of Cedar Creek in a Box” A 30 minute overview of the Battle of Cedar Creek.  This interactive program uses the surrounding landscape features and various props (taken from a box) to “create” the battlefield and literally place visitors “in the middle of the action.”
336 Belle Grove Rd, Middletown, VA

All National Park programs are FREE.
www.nps.gov/cebe
(540) 868-0937

Kernstown Battlefield
Sat & Sun, Aug 22-23: 10am-4pm
Quilt Show, Tea Shop, Cannon Exhibit, Battlefield and Pritchard House Tours:
The Kernstown Battlefield Association will exhibit a unique collection of Shenandoah Valley applique and pieced quilts created in the era 1840-1900. A “Bonnie Blue” quilt raffle will be held, and concessions will be available. Pritchard House Tours will be conducted hourly. All proceeds will go to the KBA Restoration Fund.
$5, Children under 10 are FREE

610 Battle Park Dr, Winchester, VA
(540) 869-2896
www.kernstownbattle.org

Long Branch Plantation
Sat & Sun, Aug 22-23: House tours 10am-4pm
Sat, Aug 22: Outdoor movie showing at 8pm
House Tours and Outdoor Movie: “Glory”
View the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s exhibit, Emancipation and Its Legacies, July-August. The focus of this exhibit is the story of emancipation from 1850 to 1964. Enjoy a showing of the movie Glory Saturday evening to kick start Long Branch’s Outdoor Movie Series.
$5 tours, $5 movie

830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood, VA
(540) 837-1856
www.visitlongbranch.org

Newtown History Center
Sat, Aug 22: 11am-4pm
Post War Lectures – “Establishing a New Normal: The Fighting is Over, Now What?”
Jonathan Noyalas will present “The African-American Community in Stephens City and Beyond,” at 11am, Ann Denkler will present “African-American Women in the Shenandoah Valley,” at 1pm. Free.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Parish Hall
810 Fairfax St, Stephens City, VA
(540) 869-1700
www.newtownhistorycenter.org

Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters
Sat, Aug 22: 10am-4pm
Sun, Aug. 23: 12-4pm
Family Fun and History Days at Jackson’s Headquarters
Experience the sights, smells and sounds of a Confederate Infantry encampment, including real musket firing. National Park Service Rangers will present on Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign. Hear from General Jackson himself as he strolls through the event! Period children’s games and a Confederate recruiting station will also be available. House tours by period dressed docents.
FREE Admission. Optional House tours: $5 adult, $2.50 child

415 N. Braddock St, Winchester, VA
(540) 662-6550
www.winchesterhistory.org

Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center
Open Sat. and Sun. 9am-5pm
Book Signing: Sat, Aug 22, 1:30-4pm
Visitor Info, Civil War Orientation, and Book Signing
The Visitors Center has information on area attractions and hosts the Civil War Orientation Center. Author Jonathan Noyalas will sign his new book, Civil War Legacy in the Shenandoah: Remembrance, Reunion, and Reconciliation.
Free.

1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd, Winchester, VA
(540) 542-1326
www.visitwinchesterva.com

Details

Start:
August 22, 2015 @ 8:00 am
End:
August 23, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Venue

Winchester, Frederick and Clarke County
VA 22601 United States + Google Map
Phone:
(540) 740-4545
Website:
www.ShenandoahAtWar.org