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Walk the Slaughter Pen Farm at Fredericksburg on Saturday, October 26

It was the most ambitious preservation effort undertaken by the Trust—saving the 208-acre Slaughter Pen Farm in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Now, you have the opportunity to walk the ground that you helped to preserve and serves as the last remaining open attack plain on the Fredericksburg Battlefield.

Join the Trust’s own Education Manager Kristopher White and Education Associate Daniel Davis as they share the secrets of this seemingly nondescript farm field. There is so much more to the story of the Battle of Fredericksburg than the failed assaults at Marye’s Heights. Spend the morning on the land that you helped to preserve and hear the stories of horror and heroism, on the land where no less than five Medals of Honor Medals of Honor were awarded for actions above and beyond the call of duty. 

This tour will be held rain or shine. Please wear appropriate footwear and expect around 2 miles of walking. Meet at the Slaughter Pen Farm 11190 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg, VA 22408, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

If you are not already a Quartermaster or above member, you can sign up or renew today, then RSVP for this tour. Please note that these tours are in the "pop-up" style and will not include transportation. Please bring your own meals, snacks, water, sunscreen and bug spray as needed. You can find our complete list of pop-up tours here

Please bring a copy of the original email invitation you received (or display it on your mobile phone) as proof of your membership level.