Published on February 23, 2016

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Rose Hill is the ancestral home of the Glass family. It was the site of the March 23, 1862 First Battle of Kernstown.

Located several miles from the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s main Winchester campus, Rose Hill is an excellent example of a vernacular Federal-style house built by Irish immigrants. It also derives historic significance as the site of the Civil War’s March 23, 1862 First Battle of Kernstown. The site is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is an official project of Save America’s Treasures, a private partnership between the White House Millennium Council and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In addition to a Virginia Civil War Trails marker that offers interpretation on the perimeter of the property, the Rose Hill grounds include a walking trail with seven interpretative markers.


The Rose Hill site is currently closed until 2014 for a preservation project and is not open to the public.

Tour Information:

When the site is open, guided tours are available. Group tours are available by reservation only.  (Tours are not available now because of the site’s temporary closure.)

Admission Fee/Ticket Price:



Kernstown Battlefield – Rose Hill Farm
1850 Jones Road
Winchester , VA 22602