Well, we have all had enough of the snow and ice and I know we are all saying enough is enough. Today, the weather is balmy and it is time to get out of the city and visit the beautiful Shenandoah Valley at L’Auberge Provencale. For those history buffs of the Civil War there is a unique opportunity to visit the Kernstown Battlefield in Middletown.
You can join the Kernstown Battlefield Association as it commemorates the 152nd Anniversary of the First Battle of Kernstown.
Gary Eclebarger, historian and author of the book “We Are in for It, The First Battle of Kernstown” will be giving a tour of the battlefield on March 15, 2014 starting at 9 am. The tour will last approximately two and a half hours. Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. The tour is free. Donations are always appreciated. For the Civil War buffs this is an excellent opportunity to visit this historic property just minutes from L’Auberge Provencale. We will be happy to pack you a picnic to take with you as you explore the battlefield and the surrounding area. Just let us know 24 hours in advance.
The Visitor Center will be open and Tours of the Pritchard House will be available. In case of inclement weather, the tour will start at 9 am on March 22nd. Additional information can be found at www.kernstownbattle.org or on the Kernstown Battlefield Association Face Book page. You may also call KBA President Gary Crawford at (540) 869-2896.
We have just a couple a rooms still available, so book now for the opportunity to combine luxury with history.