History and Civil War Walking Tour

Experience 275 years of history on this guided walking tour! Learn about the citizens that lived here and the pivotal events that made Winchester the place it is today. These tours are given by experienced and knowledgeable guides that enjoy sharing their love of local history.

Make your reservation by calling 540-542-1326.

Cost: $10, payable to the guide.

Meet at 2 N. Cameron Street (the corner of Cameron and Boscawen Street, Winchester, Virginia)

More tours are available. See: https://visitwinchesterva.com/guided-tours/

 

 

 

 

The City of Winchester is celebrating its 275th Anniversary in 2019! Visit their website for details on other special history events and activities throughout the year.
www.winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary

Who’s Buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery? Walking Tour

Mt. Hebron has been Winchester’s burying ground since inception of the town in the 1700s. On this walking tour, you will be introduced to men and women who contributed to the development of Winchester, as well as our great nation. Meet your guide outside the gatehouse on East Lane. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Note that no restroom facilities will be available.

Fee: $5, payable to the guide.

Additional tours are available: https://visitwinchesterva.com/guided-tours/

History and Civil War Walking Tour

Experience 275 years of history on this guided walking tour! Learn about the citizens that lived here and the pivotal events that made Winchester the place it is today. These tours are given by experienced and knowledgeable guides that enjoy sharing their love of local history.

Make your reservation by calling 540-542-1326.

Cost: $10, payable to the guide.

Meet at 2 N. Cameron Street (the corner of Cameron and Boscawen Street, Winchester, Virginia)

More tours are available. See: https://visitwinchesterva.com/guided-tours/

 

 

 

 

The City of Winchester is celebrating its 275th Anniversary in 2019! Visit their website for details on other special history events and activities throughout the year.
www.winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary

History and Civil War Walking Tour

Experience 275 years of history on this guided walking tour! Learn about the citizens that lived here and the pivotal events that made Winchester the place it is today. These tours are given by experienced and knowledgeable guides that enjoy sharing their love of local history.

Make your reservation by calling 540-542-1326.

Cost: $10, payable to the guide.

Meet at 2 N. Cameron Street (the corner of Cameron and Boscawen Street, Winchester, Virginia)

More tours are available. See: https://visitwinchesterva.com/guided-tours/

 

 

 

 

The City of Winchester is celebrating its 275th Anniversary in 2019! Visit their website for details on other special history events and activities throughout the year.
www.winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary

From Farm to Film: An Evening with the Filmmakers

LDR Creative, Thorndale Farm LLC, and Friends of Thorndale Farm present: From Farm to Film, an evening with the filmmakers on historic Thorndale Farm. Come learn about the VA Film industry and see the VA premiere of the award winning short Free, by Director Ben Hartley. (vimeo.com/benhartley)

Inspired by true events and filmed entirely on location at Thorndale Farm, Free tells the story of how a young Frederick Douglass is secretly taught to read and write by his master’s wife. Using only the air as their blackboard, this random act of kindness provided an education that paved the way from slavery to freedom.

Meet the filmmakers of Free!
Learn about the VA Film industry!
See several award winning short Films!
Meet members of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry mounted reenactment and living history group!
Enjoy Shaffer’s Barbecue!
Meet star of film and television – Grace the Amazing Mule!
Enjoy music by the Susquehanna Travellers!

TICKETS:
Adults: $30
Children 5-15/Retired: $20

Ticket price includes:
Movies
Entertainment
Food *
One raffle ticket for a chance to win:
Alamo Draft House movie tickets
Nana’s Irish Pub gift card
CRUSH Wine Bar gift card
Susquehanna Travellers CDs
And more, to include the Grand Prize, a one-time use of the event venue, Thorndale Farm, for a private event! A $2,700 value! (See Terms, Restrictions, and Conditions here)

* Price includes sandwich, side, and drink. No outside food or alcohol will be permitted.

PURCHASE TICKETS

www.facebook.com/events/458217174976637

thorndalefarmva.com/upcoming-events

www.freeafilm.com

Who’s Buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery? Walking Tour

Mt. Hebron has been Winchester’s burying ground since inception of the town in the 1700s. On this walking tour, you will be introduced to men and women who contributed to the development of Winchester, as well as our great nation. Meet your guide outside the gatehouse on East Lane. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Note that no restroom facilities will be available.

Fee: $5, payable to the guide.

Additional tours are available: https://visitwinchesterva.com/guided-tours/

History and Civil War Walking Tour

Experience 275 years of history on this guided walking tour! Learn about the citizens that lived here and the pivotal events that made Winchester the place it is today. These tours are given by experienced and knowledgeable guides that enjoy sharing their love of local history.

Make your reservation by calling 540-542-1326.

Cost: $10, payable to the guide.

Meet at 2 N. Cameron Street (the corner of Cameron and Boscawen Street, Winchester, Virginia)

More tours are available. See: https://visitwinchesterva.com/guided-tours/

 

 

 

 

The City of Winchester is celebrating its 275th Anniversary in 2019! Visit their website for details on other special history events and activities throughout the year.
www.winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary

Civil War Weekend

This 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-Clarke County area will once again join together to provide unique opportunities to experience the area’s remarkable wartime story. See details about last year’s event, below:

Schedule of Events

Download the Event Flyer 2019 (PDF)

Friday, August 16, 2019, 10am-4pm
Living History & Tours
Kernstown Battlefield, (610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester, VA 22601)
The 24th North Carolina Infantry, Co. D/10th Battalion, ANV will be at Kernstown Battlefield all weekend. There will be living history demonstrations, battlefield tours, and the Pritchard House, museum, and gift shop will be open.
Cost: Free
www.kernstownbattle.org

Friday, August 16, 2019, 10am-5pm
History Book Sale (Used Books)
Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, 20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601)
A mammoth sale of used books and magazines, featuring primarily history-related titles. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation’s library and archives. (Sale runs Aug 3-18)
www.shenandoahatwar.org

Friday, August 16, 2019, 2pm
Battle of Cedar Creek Driving Tour
National Park Service Visitor Contact Station, (7712 Main Street, Middletown, VA 22645)
A two-hour guided tour, using a car-caravan system (visitors follow the ranger’s vehicle), covering the Battle of Cedar Creek in a chronological fashion.
Cost: Free
nps.gov/cebe

Friday, August 16, 2019, 6pm
History at Sunset – “Free at Last: The Complicated Road to Freedom for Emanuel Jackson”
Belle Grove Plantation, (336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA 22645)
This program will explore how one enslaved man, Emmanuel Jackson, Jr., from Belle Grove Plantation was purchased by his free black father, Emmanuel Jackson, Sr. from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and ultimately freed four years later.
Cost: Free
nps.gov/cebe

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 9am-Noon
Battle of Fisher’s Hill, Special Tour
National Park Service Visitor Contact Station (7712 Main Street, Middletown, VA 22645)
This in-depth ranger led tour will examine the struggle for Fisher’s Hill, known as the “Gibraltar of theValley.” The program will be conducted using a car caravan system (follow the ranger’s vehicle) for this chronological tour across the Fisher’s Hill battlefield. Some walking involved.
Cost: Free
nps.gov/cebe

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 9:30-10:30am
Old Town Winchester Walking Tour – “Quite a Panic”: Winchester’s Civilians During the Civil War’s Bloodiest Year
Meet at Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, (20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601)
Join Prof. Jonathan Noyalas, director of Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute, to explore the ways Winchester’s demographically diverse population confronted, coped with, and navigated the complexities of life in war-torn Winchester during the war’s decisive year in the Shenandoah Valley.
Cost: Free
www.facebook.com/McCormickCivilWarInstitute

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10am-Noon
“Hands-On History” Youth Event
Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, (20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601)
Special Civil War youth event where youngsters will to take on different roles – from serving as a member of a cannon crew to a soldier telling his story with Civil War graffiti.
Cost: Free
www.shenandoahatwar.org

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10am-4pm
Living History & Tours
Kernstown Battlefield, (610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester, VA 22601)
The 24th North Carolina Infantry, Co. D/10th Battalion, ANV will be at Kernstown Battlefield all weekend. There will be living history demonstrations, battlefield tours, and the Pritchard House, museum and gift shop will be open.
Cost: Free
www.kernstownbattle.org

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10am-5pm
History Book Sale (Used Books)
Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, (20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601)
A mammoth sale of used books and magazines, featuring primarily history-related titles. Proceeds from the sale will go towards the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation’s library and archives. (Sale runs August 3-18)
www.shenandoahatwar.org

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11am
“The Journey to Becoming Stonewall”
Kernstown Battlefield, (610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester, VA 22601)
Brian Daly, docent at Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters, will give an illustrated talk “The Journey to Becoming Stonewall”, a presentation on Stonewall Jackson’s life from birth to the trial of John Brown.
Cost: Free
www.kernstownbattle.org

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:30am and 2:30pm
“Battle of Cedar Creek in a Box”
Belle Grove Plantation lawn, (336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA 22645)
A 30 minute overview program on the Battle of Cedar Creek and its impact. This interactive program uses various props and the surrounding landscape features to “create” and explain the battle by literally placing visitors “in the middle of the battlefield.”
Cost: Free
nps.gov/cebe

Saturday, August 17, 2019, Program at 11am, Photography until 5pm
Wet Plate Photography
Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, (20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601)
Harrington Traveling Photograph Artists will present a program on wet plate collodion photography, demonstrating the techniques used for Civil War-era photography, at 11am. Following the program, visitors will have the opportunity to have their photographs taken using this historic method (fee to purchase).
Cost: Free, fee to purchase photos
www.shenandoahatwar.org

Saturday, August 17, 2019, Noon-5pm
“A Soldier’s Life”: Living History
Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, (20 N. Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601)
Living historians will be on the courthouse lawn in front of the museum, portraying a soldier’s life in camp and on the march, and recounting harrowing stories of fighting in the streets of Winchester.
Cost: Free
www.shenandoahatwar.org

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 1pm
Blue-Grey Sweets: The Unexplored World of Civil War Sweets, (1861-1865)
Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, (20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601)
We hear the stories of the heroes. The excitement and pain of the battles. But little is known about the role of sugars and sweets of the Civil War, those which the soldiers relished and relied on. Some were new, such as the peanut, others were traditional, such as the horehound candy, part of the American diet since the early settlers. Speaker Susan Benjamin is a candy historian and owner of the nation’s only historic candy stores, located in Harpers Ferry, WV, and Frederick, MD.
Cost: $5 (includes museum admission)
www.shenandoahatwar.org

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 1-4pm
Battle of Cedar Creek, Special In-Depth Tour
Belle Grove Plantation, (336 Belle Grove Rd, Middletown, VA 22645)
This in-depth ranger led tour will examine the Battle of Cedar Creek, the climatic struggle of the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. The program will be conducted using a car caravan tour (follow the ranger’s vehicle) for this chronological tour across the Cedar Creek battlefield. Some walking involved.
Cost: Free
nps.gov/cebe

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 2pm
Civil War Archaeology Program: “United We Unveil, Divided We Bury: How Civil War Archaeologists and Relic Hunters Can Work Together”
Trinity Lutheran Church, (810 Fairfax Street, Stephens City, VA 22655)
Northern Shenandoah Archaeology Society President Mike Kehoe discusses how relic hunting can impact Civil War archaeology, including for the better.
Cost: Free
www.newtownhistorycenter.org

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 3pm
“To Gettysburg and Back”: The Bell Diary
Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, (20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601)
Harry and Trish Ridgeway present the story of Confederate Private Robert Sherrard Bell as told through his diary entries, including his experiences at the Second Battle of Winchester and the Battle of Gettysburg. Bell was a member of the famous Bell Family of Winchester who lived in Linden Hill (the Bell House), and the uncle of Stewart Bell Jr., Mayor of Winchester from 1972-1980.
Cost: Free
www.shenandoahatwar.org

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 4pm
“Linden Hill: The Bell House”: Guided Tour
Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, (20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601)
Tour the Winchester landmark that was at the center of the town’s wartime and postwar story. The home includes Bell family furnishings and collections which have been passed down for generations, including the famous case clock that was stopped by the concussion of Union artillery fire during the Third Battle of Winchester.
Cost: Free
www.shenandoahatwar.org

Sunday, August 18, 2019, 10am-4pm
Living History & Tours
Kernstown Battlefield, (610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester, VA 22601)
The 24th North Carolina Infantry, Co. D/10th Battalion, ANV will be at Kernstown Battlefield all weekend. There will be living history demonstrations, battlefield tours, and the Pritchard House, museum and gift shop will be open.
Cost: Free
www.kernstownbattle.org

Sunday, August 18, 2019, 11am
Artillery Program
Kernstown Battlefield, (610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester, VA 22601)
Larry Turner will give a presentation on the artillery of the Battles of First and Second Kernstown, and Third Winchester.
Cost: Free
www.kernstownbattle.org

Sunday, August 18, 2019, Noon-4pm
“Civil War vs. American Revolution”
Discover scientific changes between the American Revolution and the Civil War with first person interpretation and hands-on activities! Learn about a soldier’s life in each era with the Mosby Heritage Area Association, plus life on the homefront at historic Clermont farm.
Clermont Farm
801 E. Main Street, Berryville | FREE
www.mosbyheritagearea.org

Sunday, August 18, 2019, 1pm
“Civil War Tales of Old Winchester”
Kernstown Battlefield, (610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester, VA 22601)
Local historian Jerry Holsworth will give a presentation entitled “Civil War Tales of Old Winchester.” It will include interesting stories about Winchester’s unsung heroes and victims during the Civil War.
Cost: Free
www.kernstownbattle.org

Sunday, August 18, 2019, 1-5pm
History Book Sale (Used Books)
Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum (20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601)
A mammoth sale of used books and magazines, featuring primarily history-related titles. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation’s library and archives. (Sale runs Aug 3-18)
www.shenandoahatwar.org

Sunday, August 18, 2019, 2:30pm
“Battle of Cedar Creek in a Box”
Belle Grove Plantation lawn, (336 Belle Grove Rd, Middletown)
A 30 minute overview program on the Battle of Cedar Creek and its impact. This interactive program uses various props and the surrounding landscape features to “create” and explain the battle by literally placing visitors “in the middle of the battlefield.”
Cost: Free
www.nps.gov/cebe

More Information:
Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center
Open Sat. and Sun. 9am-5pm
Visitor Info & Civil War Orientation
(540) 542-1326

History and Civil War Walking Tour

Experience 275 years of history on this guided walking tour! Learn about the citizens that lived here and the pivotal events that made Winchester the place it is today. These tours are given by experienced and knowledgeable guides that enjoy sharing their love of local history.

Make your reservation by calling 540-542-1326.

Cost: $10, payable to the guide.

Meet at 2 N. Cameron Street (the corner of Cameron and Boscawen Street, Winchester, Virginia)

More tours are available. See: https://visitwinchesterva.com/guided-tours/

 

 

 

 

The City of Winchester is celebrating its 275th Anniversary in 2019! Visit their website for details on other special history events and activities throughout the year.
www.winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary

History at Sunset

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park presents a series of special “History at Sunset” programs. These ranger-conducted presentations cover a variety of subjects and provide visitors an opportunity to see sites normally not open, or widely accessible, to the general public.

Explore and learn about some of the “hidden gems” of the park and the Shenandoah Valley. Each program is free and lasts between 90 minutes to two hours.

“A great deal of labor was…expended in building breastworks….”
Exploring the Civil War Entrenchments at Cedar Creek
Some of the most well preserved original Civil War entrenchments in the Shenandoah Valley are located on the bluffs above Cedar Creek. Join Park Ranger Jeff Driscoll for a special walking tour that explores both the construction of these field fortifications and their role during the Battle of Cedar Creek. Preserved by the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation and Belle Grove, these earthworks are the focal point of a newly expanded walking trail in the park. Meet at the Visitor Contact Station (7712 Main Street, Middletown, VA 22645). Visitors will then car-pool to another site closer to the entrenchments.