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Battle of Kelly’s Ford Guided Tour Saturday, March 16

March 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Although overshadowed by the much larger Battle of Brandy Station several months later, the Battle of Kelly’s Ford on March 17, 1863 was a significant marker in the growing capacity of the United States cavalry to meet and defeat its Confederate counterparts during the American Civil War. The battle resulted in the death of Alabama native Major John Pelham, whose celebrity status during and after the war still impacts Culpeper County’s landscape.

Join John Christiansen, Executive Director of the Museum of Culpeper History, for a guided combination driving/ walking tour of sites on the Kelly’s Ford battlefield on Saturday, March 16. The tour will start at 9:30 AM at the C.F. Phelps WMA boat ramp parking lot at 6430 Kellys Ford Road in Remington. The tour is expected to last three hours and will include three stops around the battlefield with short walks of up to 3/4 mile at each location.

Attendees should bring water, wear comfortable footwear and dress appropriately for weather conditions. Walking areas contain potentially uneven, difficult and rugged terrain, and are unpaved. Participants may be photographed for use in promotional and marketing material by the event organizers and sponsors.

Due to limited capacity, advance registration is highly recommended. Tickets are $15/person.


March 16
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Museum of Culpeper History
113 Commerce Street
Culpeper, VA 22701
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