Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

This battlefield is preserved through the efforts of the
Kernstown Battlefield Association

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Pritchard's Hill

The Pritchard Family farm outside of Kernstown occupied a strategic location, including a dominating hill, on the southern approaches to Winchester. The farm became a battlefield in both 1862 and 1864, as well as a an encampment, headquarters and hospital at various times during the war.


Today the farm is owned and operated by the Kernstown Battlefield Association, who maintain a visitor center, interpretive trails, the original 1857 house and restored outbuildings on 315 acres, which continues to operate as a working farm.


Roll over and click the points of interest
on the map, or click the links below


The Pritchard House

The Beginning of Jackson's Valley Campaign

Fulkerson's Virginians Attack

June 13, 1863

Mulligan's Final Stand

Two Future U.S. Presidents Fight at Kernstown

Unheralded Commander's Unique Victory


How to get there

From Interstate 81 take exit 310 onto Virginia Route 37 and immediately exit onto US 11 north, the Valley Pike. Stay on the Valley Pike for 1.5 miles, then turn left onto Battle Park Drive at the fifth light. Stay on Battle Park Drive for two blocks and enter the battlefield grounds through the iron gates.

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