Germanna Ford: Barrier to Battle

Friday, 8 June 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

2130 Germanna Hwy, Locust Grove, VA, 22508, United States

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Friday, 8 June 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Germanna Community College, Locust Grove Campus , 2130 Germanna Hwy, Locust Grove, VA, 22508, United States.

For the first time, the Germanna Foundation is partnering with the National Park Service to bring you a History at Sunset Tour.

The program is part of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park "History at Sunset" series, held every Friday evening over the course of the summer program season.

Germanna Ford was a key crossing during the Civil War and as such was frequently guarded by troops and was the scene of several skirmishes. The program will explore the resources and sites that factored into the most prominent crossings at Germanna at the start of three major campaigns, as well as a site related to the final chapter of Abraham Lincoln's assassin. 

The event will be held at the Germanna Community College, Locust Grove campus. Gather at the end of the college parking lot closest to Route 3 and the entrance to the lot.

Germanna Foundation

The Germanna Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to exploring the Colonial Virginia frontier via the historic 1714 Fort Germanna and its German colonists and their descendants. It is located at the Fort Germanna Visitor Center In Locust Grove, VA, between Fredericksburg and Culpeper. Behind the Visitor Center is our 170-acre Siegen Forest nature and hiking trails along the Rapidan River. The Foundation conducts archaeological exploration and conservation, genealogical research and publishing, and historic preservation and interpretation. Its Archaeology Program, run by a professional archaeologist and his team of archaeology student interns, conducts digs during the summer at the original Fort Germanna site seeking to locate remains of the actual five-sided fort and its walls. They also study the remains of Alexander Spotswood's "Enchanted Castle" on the same site. The Germanna Foundation owns and maintains several historic sites and properties, such as Salubria Manor, that were part of or closely connected to the Germanna colonies, the town of Germanna, and the other early colonial Virginia settlements and towns in the Piedmont area of Virginia. For more information about the Foundation, go to its website:

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