Candlelight Tours and Open House

Kick off the holiday season with the annual Candlelight Tour of Abram’s Delight, the oldest house in Winchester, built in 1754. This event will be somewhat different from years past. Although the house will be closed, guests are invited to walk the museum grounds and view the beautiful holiday decorations that are created by local garden clubs. The 1780s log cabin will be open.

Friday, December 4:
6-8pm

Saturday, December 5:
3-7pm

Admission is Free!

Thanksgiving Weekend Tours

Belle Grove will be open for tours on Friday, November 27 & Saturday, November 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, November 29 from 1-5 p.m.

Tours begin at :15 past each hour. Tour groups are limited to 10 people and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The Museum Shop is fully stocked with great holiday gifts, too!

Click here for ticket information and pricing

 

 

Tours of Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters

This November, Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters will remain open on weekends for guided tours.

This Hudson River Gothic Revival style house, a Virginia and National Historic Landmark, was used as headquarters by General “Stonewall” Thomas Jackson during the winter of 1861-1862.

The house contains the largest collection of Jackson memorabilia and also personal objects from members of his staff. The museum has on display Jackson’s personal prayer table, initialed prayer book, and many other Jackson family artifacts.

Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 4 pm

Admission: Adults $5.00; Seniors $4.50; Students K-12 $2.50

Tours of Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters

This November, Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters will remain open on weekends for guided tours.

This Hudson River Gothic Revival style house, a Virginia and National Historic Landmark, was used as headquarters by General “Stonewall” Thomas Jackson during the winter of 1861-1862.

The house contains the largest collection of Jackson memorabilia and also personal objects from members of his staff. The museum has on display Jackson’s personal prayer table, initialed prayer book, and many other Jackson family artifacts.

Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 4 pm

Admission: Adults $5.00; Seniors $4.50; Students K-12 $2.50

Tours of Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters

This November, Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters will remain open on weekends for guided tours.

This Hudson River Gothic Revival style house, a Virginia and National Historic Landmark, was used as headquarters by General “Stonewall” Thomas Jackson during the winter of 1861-1862.

The house contains the largest collection of Jackson memorabilia and also personal objects from members of his staff. The museum has on display Jackson’s personal prayer table, initialed prayer book, and many other Jackson family artifacts.

Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 4 pm

Admission: Adults $5.00; Seniors $4.50; Students K-12 $2.50

Battle of Cedar Creek Commemoration

There will be a variety of events in Middletown this weekend to commemorate the 156th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek Reenactment weekend.

Saturday at 1pm, there will be a ceremony with speeches from Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh IV, Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation President Gary Rinkerman, as well as several town residents. It will also include music and roses and wreaths will be laid in respect to fallen Union and Confederate soldiers.

Saturday at 11, 1 and 3pm, we will have artillery demonstrations at the Veterans Memorial and again Sunday at 1pm.

Saturday night luminaries will be lit to honor the 964 fallen soldiers of the north and south on Main Street at 7pm. Special thanks to those that volunteered to help light the luminaries and Miller’s Ace Hardware for sponsoring!

Belle Grove Plantation will hold house tours on Saturday. Tours are limited to 10 guests and tour tickets are sold on a first-come, first served basis. Guests may view a Civil War weapons and flag display hosted by the Civil War Dance Foundation, a Pennsylvania based reenactment group. There will also be a free Civil War Signaling program on the front lawn at 11am and 1pm. No preregistration required, but please be prepared to social distance.

Winchester Tales Book Release

WINCHESTER TALES – A self guided walking tour of Winchester, Virginia
By Mike Robinson

Book Release Event!

This book is written by the gentleman behind the very popular “Winchester Tales” Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/Winchester-Tales-111381873717547

Event will take place on the outdoor patio at the Wine Room at Taylor Pavilion.

Signed and numbered books available.
$10.00 per book

* Books will be sold exclusively at Solenberger’s Hardware on Berryville Avenue if you miss the book release.

Third Winchester Living History Programs

The Third Battle of Winchester was the largest and costliest battle ever fought in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War. Today, over 600 acres of the battlefield have been preserved and are open to the public.

There will be living history throughout the day, including artillery demonstration, infantry demonstrations, and camp set-up. Held in the fields adjacent to the parking lot for the Winchester Battlefields Visitor Center at 541 Redbud Road, Winchester.

Hosted by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.

History Program and Tour

This weekend is the anniversary of the Battle of 2nd Winchester.

A National Park Service ranger from Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park will conduct a presentation, “1864 in a Box” at Kernstown Battlefield at 1pm.

Following the program, author Jerry Holsworth will conduct a tour from 2-4pm starting at the Kernstown Battlefield.

Both are outdoor events.