Published on June 20, 2017

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Join historian and SVBF Chief Executive Officer Keven Walker for “Fridays at the Front,” special complementary tours of Civil War battlefields and historic sites in the Shenandoah Valley. These tours cover stories great and small, from the accounts of huge armies moving across the landscape to the individual stories of loyalty, determination, and sacrifice involving soldiers and civilians alike.

Come alone or bring a friend, your family, or a group. Discover the dramatic history of these sites — and the incredible stories — history and stories that the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, thanks to your help and support, continue to fight to preserve today.



Friday, July 14, 2017, 10am-Noon

Fridays at the Front – “Every heart is filled with anxiety”: Staunton, the War, and the Confederate Homefront

Car caravan and walking tour of Civil War-related sites in Staunton.  Staunton was engulfed by the Civil War, becoming a critical strategic, logistical, and hospital site – and then faced the destruction of “Hunter’s Raid” after the Battle of Piedmont.

Friday, August 11, 10am-Noon

Fridays at the Front – “A Volley of Minie Balls for Their Breakfast”: The Second Battle of Winchester

Car caravan tour of sites related to the Second Battle of Winchester (June 13-15, 1863), the smashing Confederate victory that cleared the way for Robert E. Lee’s second invasion of the north.  The starting point for this tour will be the Kernstown Battlefield on the Pritchard-Grim Farm (operated by the Kernstown Battlefield Association), located at 610 Battle Park Drive in Winchester.

Friday, September 15, 10am-Noon

Fridays at the Front – “The Heavens Were Fairly Illuminated”: The Battle of Berryville

Car caravan tour of sites related to the Battle of Berryville (September 3-4, 1864), the battle that signaled the end of the “mimic war” during Sheridan’s Shenandoah Campaign, and set the stage for Third Winchester.  [Postponed from original September 8 date.]

Friday, October 6, 10am-Noon

Fridays at the Front:  “Stonewall and the Black Knight” – Stonewall Jackson, Turner Ashby, and Jedediah Hotchkiss on the Valley Turnpike

Car caravan tour of sites from Edinburg to New Market related to the actions of Stonewall Jackson, his famed cavalry leader, Turner Ashby, and his equally famed mapmaker, Jedediah Hotchkiss, as they clashed with Federals along the historic turnpike during Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign.

Register today by using the online form below or by calling 540-740-4545!


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