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The Kernstown Battlefield 

is open on weekends 

from May through October

Saturdays 10am ~ 4pm

Sundays 11am ~ 4pm 


~ Free Admission ~ 

Donations Appreciated




Guided Battlefield Tours 

Every Saturdays May 6 through October

11:00am and 1:00pm




Guided Pritchard House Tours 

Most weekends

May through October

The 1854 Pritchard House









Schedule of Upcoming Events



Every first Saturday, May through October


Our own Mike Cannane will give battlefield tours every first Saturday of the month at 11 am and 1 pm (5/5, 6/2, 7/7, 8/4, 9/1, 10/6). Please meet at the Visitors’ Center. Comfortable clothes and refreshments are advised.


Every second and fourth Saturday, May through October


Our own Larry Turner will give battlefield tours every second and fourth Saturday of the month at 11 am and 1 pm (5/12 & 26, 6/9 & 23, 7/14 & 28, 8/11 & 25, 9/8 & 22, 10/13 & 27). Please meet at the Visitors’ Center. Comfortable clothes and refreshments are advised.


Every third Saturday, May through October


Our own Robert McCurry will give battlefield tours every third Saturday of the month (5/19, 6/16, 7/14, 8/18, 9/15 and 10/20) at 11 am and 1 pm. Please meet at the Visitors’ Center. Comfortable clothes and refreshments are advised.


National Park Service – 1842 in a Box presentation


A ranger from the Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Park Service will present the NPS’ 1864 in a Box presentation every second Sunday at 1 pm (5/14, 6/11, 7/9, 8/13, 9/10 and 10/8.)


Come early on June 9 to enjoy an 11AM guided tour of the Battlefield with guide Larry Turner (KBA offers tours at 11AM and 1PM every Saturday May to October).  Meet at the Visitor's Center 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester.  Free.

September 29, 2018


The KBA will host its third annual Civil War Ball from 7 pm until 10 pm. Music will be provided by the Second Virginia Calvary String Band. Dance masters from the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers will be on hand to call our dances. Refreshments are provided. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the Visitors’ Center or by contacting  

Saturday, Nov 3 2018

Expert Historical Tours and the Kernstown Battlefield present:
The Five Battles of Winchester

A Day of Lectures and Tours from the Experts
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10 to 5 (Rain or Shine!)
Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Park Dr., Winchester, VA 22601
Total cost: $20 (lunch, snacks and hydration provided)
As the 2018 season comes to a close, Expert Historical Tours (EHT), will partner with the Kernstown Battlefield (KBA) to offer a full day of lectures and tours on the Kernstown Battlefield, presented by the leading authorities on the 1st and 2nd Battles of Kernstown, as well as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Battles of Winchester.
The KBA visitors’ center will be open; books by the authors are available in the gift shop. Donations to the KBA are greatly appreciated.
10-11 Tour: 1st Battle of Kernstown by Gary Ecelbarger, author of We are in for it! The First Battle of Kernstown
11:15-12 Talk: 1st Battle of Winchester by Gary Ecelbarger, author of Three Days in the Shenandoah: Stonewall Jackson at Front Royal and Winchester
12-1 Lunch in the conference center, with updates on the KBA and EHT
1-1:45 Tour: 2nd Battle of Winchester, through June 13, 1863, by Eric Wittenberg, co-author of The Second Battle of Winchester: The Confederate Victory that Opened the Door to Gettysburg
2-3 Talk: 2nd Battle of Winchester, the rest of the story, June 14-15, and aftermath by Eric Wittenberg
3-4 Tour: 2nd Battle of Kernstown, by Scott Patchan, author of Shenandoah Summer: The 1864 Valley Campaign
4:15-5:Talk: The 3rd Battle of Winchester, by Scott Patchan, author of The Last Battle of Winchester: Phil Sheridan, Jubal Early, and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August 7 - September 19, 1864

RSVP to Questions please call (202) 302-9129.




November 4, 2018


The KBA will open for a special day honoring our Veterans, Active Duty Military and First Responders. Special tours will be given to our honored guests and their families. Refreshments will be provided. We will be open 11 am to 4 pm.

November 17, 2018


The KBA and Clan Adrenalin will host its second “backyard” Highland Games of the season. This low-key event is a perfect family outing. The games benefit prostate cancer research. The games start at 9 am. Refreshments will be for sale by Shaffer’s BBQ. Please bring your own chairs.

                           GENERAL INFORMATION


The Kernstown Battlefield Association is totally rebuilding the front porch to the 1854 Pritchard House. Please come and watch as the rebuilding progresses. We also have incorporated new exhibits into our Museum, especially in the Artillery Annex. Stop by for a look.


The Kernstown Battlefield Association is an all-volunteer, non-profit prservation organization.  Most of  its almost 400 acres are located at 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester, VA  22602. The Battlefield is open from the beginning of May until the end of October on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm, and Sundays from 9:30 am to 4 pm, unless otherwise noted. The KBA is partnering with Jala Yoga in offering yoga at the Battlefield, Sundays at 10am. Classes are open to the public. There is an $8 drop in fee. The Battlefield also is open on Federal holidays and on the actual dates of the First and Second Battles of Kernstown and the Second Battle of Winchester. Tours can be arranged throughout the year by contacting the KBA at (202) 302-9129.


KBA docents give tours of the Battlefield, the 1854 Pritchard House, the Museum and the Artillery Annex collections. The Visitors’ Center has a Gift Shop with diverse items for purchase. The KBA does take checks and credit cards. For those in need, the KBA has a golf cart to drive visitors around the Battlefield. All of the KBA’s programs are by donation, unless otherwise noted. For more information, go to or to the KBA Facebook page: Battlefield Association.

To contact the battlefield, call (757) 593-8227 or (202) 302-9129.