“Secret Codes, A Chatham Slave, and the Reverend Turner – Moments in Black History”

When: Friday, February 9, 2018

Where: Downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia

(Tours begin at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 308 Hanover Street, just inside the Charlotte Street entrance. Visitors will then walk to St. George’s Episcopal Church and then to Shiloh Baptist Church, New Site.)

Time: 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

(Tours are offered every 20 minutes beginning at 6:05 P.M. Please see details below.)

Cost: A $5.00 donation per person is greatly appreciated.


“Witness” three untold stories of African Americans during and after the Civil War as they searched for freedom and civil rights.  Join in commemorating Black History Month by participating in a living history event presenting three different vignettes at three historic churches in downtown Fredericksburg.  These scenes from the lives of enslaved persons as well as new freedmen during the Civil War era will take place on Friday, February 9, from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

To reserve a spot for a tour, please sign up at the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield’s website www.fowb.org, where you may request which tour you would like to take. Time slots for tours are: 6:05, 6:25, 6:45, 7:05, 7:25, and 7:45 P.M.  Please note that space is limited with only 25 spaces per tour, so signing up early is advised!