ECW Weekender: Christmas at Ellwood

Ellwood at Christmas (Photograph from Culpeper Star-Exponent, 2017).

Raise your hand if you went to Ellwood Manor with us during the Chancellorsville Tour at the 2018 ECW Symposium? Now, imagine that wonderfully restored 19th Century home decked for the holidays and filled with music and laughter. Sound intriguing and festive?

Mark your calendars! On December 15 and 16, 2018, Ellwood Manor will throw open its doors to welcome guests for a 19th Century Christmas event. 

This year will be the 10th Annual holiday event at this location near Chancellorsville and Wilderness Battlefields. Friends of the Wilderness Battlefield spend many hours every year working to preserve Ellwood Manor and maintain battlefield trails and countless other tasks to keep these historic sites pristine. The Friends have done an amazing job restoring and interpreting the manor house which belonged to the Lacy Family during the Civil War. (Yes, Ellwood Manor’s family cemetery is the final resting place of “Stonewall” Jackson’s left arm, for those of you who are wondering.)

“A 19th Century Christmas at Ellwood Manor” features historical arts and crafts, reproductions of Civil War era holiday decorations, and live music. It is family friendly, and on Saturday, Santa Claus will be visiting – having run the blockade or arrived with Union troops, depending on which version of the story you prefer.

Early Sunrise at Ellwood [ECW]
Event Details:

Ellwood Manor, 36380 Constitution Hwy, Locust Grove, VA 22508

Free Admission; donations gratefully accepted.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

  • 9am to 12noon – Santa Claus, historic arts and crafts
  • 12noon to 2pm – manor house will remain open for holiday touring

Sunday, December 16, 2018

  • 12noon to 3pm – the manor house will be open for holiday touring

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