Ellwood Manor

Ellwood Manor, Locust Grove: Address, Phone Number, Ellwood Manor Reviews: 5/5

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EFW2014
Woolwich, ME936 contributions
Long walk from gate
Aug 2021 • Couples
If the gate is locked your allowed to park and walk down to the grounds, just don’t block the gate. It’s about a mile down a gravel road.

The building was closed, the grounds and cemetery was open. Jackson’s arm is buried in the family cemetery.
Written August 12, 2021
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Steve5863
Avon, OH13,020 contributions
Civil War Era Plantation House & Stonewall Jackson’s Arm
May 2021
Ellwood Manor is a well-preserved plantation home located on the Wilderness Battlefield and is important as a Confederate field hospital following the battle of Chancellorsville, headquarters for Union General Gouverneur K. Warren during the battle of the Wilderness, and the site of visits by Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant in 1863 and 1864, respectively.

The family graveyard on the grounds is also the burial spot of Stonewall Jackson’s arm which was amputated following what became a mortal wounding by friendly fire during the Battle of Chancellorsville.

Part of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, the house is open for touring with limited hours (even more limited now due to COVID so check the NPS website) but even when not open, the grounds are open from dawn to dusk. When the main gate is closed, one will need to park in the small area outside the gate and walk the last 0.5 mile (0.8k) to the historic home.

Visiting while the gate was closed, we parked and walked to the home which is approached from the back. Walking the grounds and reading the interpretive signs, we were impressed with the well-maintained grounds and the excellent state of preservation of the home. Facing the front of the home, there is a short trail to the left that leads to the family graveyard where, in a peaceful setting, one can find the burial site of Stonewall Jackson’s amputated arm marked with a small granite tombstone.
Written June 27, 2021
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Jack D
Burke, VA6 contributions
A gem
Jul 2019
Beautifully preserved historic house while played an important role during he Civil War. The volunteers who were present during our visit were extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
Written December 10, 2019
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ReneeH3
Baltimore, MD188 contributions
Lovely tour
Aug 2018 • Family
We really enjoyed this house. The tour guide was full of knowledge. Interacted very well with our group and was personable. The house was very nicely restored in most of the areas that we saw.
Written August 19, 2018
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823greggs
Denver, NC22 contributions
Excellent Restoration
Jul 2018 • Friends
Ellwood Manor is an excellent restoration of a circa 1800 Federalist style home that originally sat on 5,000 acres. The house depicts the 1864 Battle of the Wilderness headquarters of Union General Warren along with information on the battle, plantation life and the restoration of the house.

The family cemetery contains a granite marker for the burial site of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson's left arm that was amputated after he was wounded by friendly fire at the Battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863.

The house is open seasonally during the summer months and holidays.
Written July 30, 2018
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770MCP
Bucks County, PA980 contributions
Great out of the way history lesson
Jul 2018 • Couples
It's a free museum and tour related to the Civil War. Stonewall Jackson's arm is buried onsite. You can tour the house with or without a guide. We enjoyed our guided tour, he was enthusiastic and engaging. It was a great visit.
Written July 24, 2018
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Don W
Northern Virginia, VA107 contributions
Gorgeous location with lots of history
May 2018 • Family
Ellwood Manor sits back off the main road which gives you the impression of traveling back in time. The property has been well-cared for and the house, which was used as a field hospital during the Civil War, is filled with various exhibits. Don't miss the grave of Stonewall Jackson's amputated arm which is located just a short walk from the house. We visited in the spring and the garden with the irises in bloom made for a beautiful place to take photos. This site is a must see when visiting the area battlefields. They offer several educational programs throughout the summer, so be sure to check their schedule online before visiting.
Written June 17, 2018
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Tom B
Lancaster, PA1,150 contributions
Saturday Afternoon
May 2018 • Couples
One of the things I have wanted to do since our last visit to Fredericksburg was to see the burial site of Stonewall Jackson's arm. Since our original destination was closed for the day we decided to go here. We picked a great day. There was a reinactment going on. The tour of the house was informative. We were also able to see a cavalry demonstration.
Written May 7, 2018
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jehenson81
Washington DC, DC21,998 contributions
Best Part
Apr 2018 • Solo
Ellwood Manor is the best part about the Wilderness Battlefield. It is on National Park land and owned by them, but maintained by the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield. The house is in wonderful condition and the docents give nice little tours of the house, providing the full history of the house. My guide was excellent and was happy to point at the start of the walking trail as well as the way to the family cemetery. To get to the cemetery you walk down a path in garden and down some steps. Then you keep going straight and it is just ahead of you under a tree. There is an information sign about Stonewall Jackson and how his arm came to be there. The only marker is for the arm though it was placed there in 1903. So it is not in the exact spot the arm is buried. Great place to stop.
Written April 21, 2018
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William T
Culpeper, VA543 contributions
Off the beaten path but well worth the time and effort to visit.
Aug 2017 • Family
My first visit a few years back was during a special event with lots of events going on. This was to be a short visit with a five year old granddaughter who would not work with the full tour. Having been at Chancellorsville, she was excited to see where Jackson's arm was buried, but disappointed to learn we would not actually see the arm!
The parking lot brings you in to the back of the house so you have to go around to the front to enter. As you enter the home, the first room on the left is set up to look as it would have been when a Union Headquarters in May 1864. The room on the right has several exhibits. The most fun was an interactive computer program that had you face decisions various persons involved in the Battle of the Wilderness had to make. That was lots of fun and caught her attention. We visited briefly with one of the volunteer docents. These folks are such a plus for this site.

The house is amazing when you realize it was built in the late 1700's. When visiting here you are part of two major Civil War battles. With the traffic on Rt. 20, be alert both entering and exiting!
Written August 11, 2017
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