Battle of First Kernstown Anniversary
March 23 - March 24
The Kernstown Battlefield Association will commemorate the 157th anniversary of the First Battle of Kernstown. Gary L. Ecelbarger, author of “We Are In For It!” The First Battle of Kernstown, will be giving a guided, walking tour of the Battlefield starting at 9 am. Meet at the Visitors’ Center.
Please dress appropriately. After a lunch break, the tour will resume at Rose Hill Park on Jones Road at 1 pm. Shaffer’s BBQ is providing a box lunch menu. Lunches can be ordered in the morning before the tour and will be ready for the lunch break. Other activities, including tours of the Battlefield, the 1854 Pritchard House, the Museum and the Artillery Annex, will continue throughout the day. We will be open 8:30 am until 4 pm.
The Valley Guards – 10th Virginia Infantry, will be at the Battlefield. The Valley Guards will be doing living history demonstrations all weekend. Battlefield and 1854 Pritchard House tours will be available. The Museum, Artillery Annex and Gift Shop also will be open.