Battles of Rappahannock Station & Kelly’s Ford Guided Tour

Rappahannock Station & Kelly’s Ford
Rappahannock Station & Kelly’s Ford
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  • Guided Driving Tour With stops in each location
  • 3 Hours9:00 am or 1:00 pm
  • Culpeper Area Battlefield
  • $225Maximum 6 guests

A Guided Civil War Tour of the Rappahannock Station & Kelly’s Ford Battlefields Led by a Local Historian

Set out on an in-depth tour of the Rappahannock Station and Kelly’s Ford battlefields.

Your journey begins at the Remington #313 Park & Ride lot, where you’ll meet your guide for a private tour. Starting with an overview, we delve into the Civil War’s unfolding events after the Battle of Gettysburg.

In the autumn of 1863, known as the Forgotten Fall, Union General George Meade initiated his first significant offensive post-Gettysburg. Our narrative focuses on the Army of the Potomac’s efforts to engage Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, positioned behind the Rappahannock River in Culpeper County. Explore the strategic maneuvers and innovations on the battlefield, gaining insights into the pivotal confrontations between Meade and Lee.

The tour will visit seldom-visited sites on American Battlefield Trust and County property, and, as a bonus, the tour will also cover the previous actions at Kelly’s Ford on March 17, 1863.

This private battlefield tour pairs nicely with the Battle of Brandy Station which preceded this battle and the Battle of Mine Run.

Let a Local Civil War Battlefield Guide Show You the Way

Let us show you the way as you relax and skip the self-guided tour hassle. Your own battlefield guide will meet you at the Remington, #313 Park & Ride lot.

After an introduction, your battlefield guide will join your vehicle as you depart to your first stop. It is recommended that the battlefield guide drive your vehicle so you can relax and enjoy the tour, but it’s up to you who drives.

Joining your vehicle keeps the cost down so you can see more battlefields with us.

Step-on battlefield guides are available for larger passenger vehicles (van or bus). For more information and prices, please contact us.

Note: Battles of Rappahannock Station & Kelly’s Ford can be tailored into one of our Custom Battlefield Tours.

What's Included

  • Professional & qualified local battlefield guide
  • Locate ancestor’s regiment on the battlefield With advance notice only

What to Bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bottled water
  • Jacket & umbrella
  • Sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Hat & light clothes
  • Insect repellant

What's Not Included

  • Vehicle
  • Food & drinks
  • Gratuities Optional


  • Tour meets at 9:00 am or 1:00 pm at the Remington, #313 Park & Ride lot; 101 James Madison Hwy, Remington, Va. 22734.
  • Tour the Rappahannock Station & Kelly’s Ford area largely on American Battlefield Trust and County property
  • Part of the Forgotten Fall of 1863
  • Union General George Meade’s first major offensive after Gettysburg
  • A rare opportunity to tour these unique sites with a guide

Special Notes

  • The minimum recommended age is 10 years old.
  • The tour makes multiple stops and gets out of the vehicle
  • Walking at stops is minimal, usually steps from the vehicle (no hiking involved)
  • Tour can accommodate those with mobility challenges
  • Traveling between stops has commentary
  • The tour continues in all weather conditions as adjustments can be made to make everyone comfortable
  • We can locate an ancestor’s unit on the battlefield for no additional charge by simply giving us their unit’s information, for example, 10th New York regiment – Advance notice of a week or more is advised to better prepare.


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