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9:00 am

Advance and Retreat: Gordon’s Attack at Cedar Creek (Civil War Weekend)

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
NPS Visitor Contact Station, 7712 Main Street
Middletown, VA 22645 United States
Free

Join NPS Ranger Rick Ashbacker as he explores the attack of Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon’s Division on the Union line held by Col. (and future President) Rutherford B. Hayes troops.  Meet at the National Park Service Visitor Contact Station (7712 Main Street, Middletown, VA). Part of Winchester-Frederick County Civil War Weekend.  Click here for […]

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Car Caravan Tour – “A Gleam of Anxious Speculation: The African Americans’ Civil War in Winchester (Civil War Weekend)

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Winchester-Frederick County Visitor Center, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
Free

Meet at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center (1400 Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester) for a car caravan tour led by Jonathan Noyalas, Director of the McCormick Civil War Institute at Shenandoah University. The tour will focus on the experiences of African Americans during the Civil War era. Tour is approximately 1.5 hours in length. 1400 S. […]

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10:00 am

National Regiment Living History Encampment and Firing Demonstrations (Civil War Weekend)

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
8th Vermont Monument, 2262 Claven Lane
Middletown, VA 22645 United States
Free

Members of the National Regiment will set up an encampment and discuss the life of the common Civil War soldier.  Firing demonstrations at 10:00 am, and 3:30 pm.  Life of the common soldier demonstration at 12:30.  Meet at the 8th Vermont Monument.  Parking is located at the Claven Lane parking area (2262 Claven Lane, Middletown, […]

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Civil War Era Picnic and Battlefield Walking Tours (Civil War Weekend)

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kernstown Battlefield on the Pritchard-Grim Farm, 610 Battle Park Drive
Wincehster, VA 22602 United States
Free

Civil War Era Picnic Join us for a period picnic on the Pritchard House lawn with hostess Mrs. Pritchard. The Kernstown Battlefield will be presenting tours all weekend. Battlefield Walking Tours (11am and 1pm) Meet at the Visitor Center for a walking tour with Roger Henderberg Part of Winchester-Frederick County Civil War Weekend.  Click here […]

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Stonewall Jackson Seminar (Civil War Weekend)

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stonewall Jackson HQ Museum The Kernstown Battlefield Association and Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters Museum will present a one day seminar on Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Each of the sponsoring organizations will give a special tour from 10am to 11:30 am and again from 2:30 pm to 4 pm. Tour one site in the morning, and the […]

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“Storms and Thunder at Star Fort”: Star Fort and Second Winchester (Civil War Weekend)

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Star Fort, Fortress Drive
Winchester, VA 22603 United States
Free

Living history and special programs at the historic site that was part of Winchester's extensive wartime defensive system - and part of both the Second and Third Battles of Winchester. Programs will include living history from 10am-3pm, artillery demonstrations at 10am, Noon, and 2pm, and interpretive presentations on "Star Fort and Second Winchester" at 11am […]

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11:00 am

Jacob Bushong’s Birthday Party

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Virginia Museum of the Civil War, 8895 George Collins Parkway
New Market, VA 22844 United States
Free

Join our living historians as we celebrate the birthday of Jacob Bushong whose home stood at the center of the fighting during the Battle of New Market. Explore 19th-century traditions and enjoy cake and ice cream, games, music, dancing and lots of fun. Walk in history's footsteps and discover what home life was like during […]

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11:30 am

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove in a Box – A Park Overview (Civil War Weekend)

August 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:30am, repeating until August 19, 2017

Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Road
Middletown, VA 22645 United States
Free

A 30 minute program on the history and settlement of the Valley, the Battle of Cedar Creek and the Civil War’s impact.  This interactive program uses the surrounding landscape features and props (taken from a box) to “create” the park and tell its many stories.  Meet on Belle Grove’s front lawn. Part of Winchester-Frederick County […]

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2:30 pm

Kneading in Silence: A Glimpse Into the Life of Judah the Enslaved Cook (Civil War Weekend)

August 19 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Road
Middletown, VA 22645 United States
Free

This 30 minute program explores the story of one slave at Belle Grove.  Meet at Belle Grove. Part of Winchester-Frederick County Civil War Weekend.  Click here for a complete list of events.

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3:00 pm

“Court House by Candlelight”: The Court House and Second Winchester (Civil War Weekend)

August 19 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, 20 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
Free

Living history and special programs at the historic Old Frederick County Court House (which today houses the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum), focusing on the building's role as a hospital and prison after the Second Battle of Winchester and the Civil War graffiti that soldiers left on its walls. Programs will include living history from […]

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3:30 pm

“A Tense Co-existence: Scouts and Civilians In 1860s Newtown” (Civil War Weekend)

August 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 810 Fairfax St
Stephens City, 22655
Free

Author & Historian Steve French will give a presentation titled, "A Tense Co-existence: Scouts and Civilians In 1860s Newtown." (donations accepted; books for sale) Trinity Lutheran Church, Parish Hall 810 Fairfax St, Stephens City. (540) 869-1700 Part of Winchester-Frederick County Civil War Weekend.  Click here for a complete list of events.

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7:30 pm

Legends by Lanternlight at Clermont Farm (Civil War Weekend)

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Clermont Farm, 801 East Main Street
Berryville, VA 22611 United States

The Mosby Heritage Area Association is bringing its Mosby Heritage Area Interpretive Group to Clarke County on Saturday August 19 for another of its popular Legends by Lanternlight programs. Historic Clermont Farm, an 18th century structure, will serve as the program's backdrop. A young George Washington surveyed Clermont Farm in 1750. Structures on the property […]

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