DCNR Calendar of Events

Event Calendar for Caledonia State Park

August 16 - September 15, 2018

Friday, August 17

Night Hike of the Senses

Before touch screens, humans could function in darkness. We still possess the senses that connected us to the natural world, we just don’t use them anymore....

Saturday, August 18

Blacksmith Shop Open House

This building has witnessed the Underground Railroad, the Army of Northern Virginia, and the power of time. Come learn about charcoal, slag, iron ore, and...

Log Cabins of Chestnut

In the 1920s this was a new forest community to escape the ills of the urban areas. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Blacksmith Shop for this three mile hike.

My Life as a Turkey

A man raises some abandoned eggs and the chicks imprint on him as their mother. It will be a physical challenge to raise turkey to adulthood, and an...

Sunday, August 19

Live Blacksmith Demonstration

Before we were a state park we were Caledonia Ironworks. This village mined ore, melted it down to pig iron, and then created useable metal objects. It was...

Friday, August 24

Night Hike of the Senses

Before touch screens, humans could function in darkness. We still possess the senses that connected us to the natural world, we just don’t use them anymore....

Saturday, August 25

Blacksmith Shop Open House

This building has witnessed the Underground Railroad, the Army of Northern Virginia, and the power of time. Come learn about charcoal, slag, iron ore, and...

Log Cabins of Chestnut

In the 1920s this was a new forest community to escape the ills of the urban areas. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Blacksmith Shop for this three mile hike.

Raccoon Nation

These nocturnal critters have keen eyesight, adept hands, and clever minds. Join us at the Park Office.

Sunday, August 26

Live Blacksmith Demonstration

Before we were a state park we were Caledonia Ironworks. This village mined ore, melted it down to pig iron, and then created useable metal objects. It was...

Friday, August 31

Night Hike of the Senses

Before touch screens, humans could function in darkness. We still possess the senses that connected us to the natural world, we just don’t use them anymore....

Saturday, September 1

Blacksmith Shop Open House

This building has witnessed the Underground Railroad, the Army of Northern Virginia, and the power of time. Come learn about charcoal, slag, iron ore, and...

Log Cabins of Chestnut

In the 1920s this was a new forest community to escape the ills of the urban areas. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Blacksmith Shop for this three mile hike.

Battle of Fredericksburg

In December 1862 General Burnside was eager to prove himself with a Union victory in Virginia. The uphill assault against a sunken road became was reported...

Sunday, September 2

Live Blacksmith Demonstration

Before we were a state park we were Caledonia Ironworks. This village mined ore, melted it down to pig iron, and then created useable metal objects. It was...

White Blazes

We will follow the Ramble Trail and listen to the Conococheague Stream bubble over rocks. After climbing the Three Valley Trail, we will return on the...

Battle of the Wilderness

By May 1864 the American Civil War had devolved into a war of attrition. Lee & Grant were locked in combat with continuous circles of maneuvers. If bullets...