If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.


– Rudyard Kipling

Unbroken: Heroines of the Virginia Frontier

Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA, United States

Across Virginia, women made the journey into the wilderness with hearts full of hope. They established new homes and created opportunities for generations to come. Travel the hunter’s trace to Martin’s Station and join the women of Powell’s Valley as they harness the unbreakable spirit and pay homage to the women who birthed a new […]

$5.00

Rough and Tumble: Sport on the Western Frontier

Rough and Tumble: Sport on the Western Frontier

Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA, United States

Amongst the colonies and along the western frontier, stations were a common point of social interaction.  With shared food and company, these waypoints were a consistent source of “entertainment”. Journey along Boone’s Trace, stop at Martin’s Station, and experience games played, races held, and contests that would sometimes go array. Presentations will be from 11:00 […]

$5.00
Rough and Tumble: Sport on the Western Frontier

Rough and Tumble: Sport on the Western Frontier

Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA, United States

Amongst the colonies and along the western frontier, stations were a common point of social interaction.  With shared food and company, these waypoints were a consistent source of “entertainment”. Journey along Boone’s Trace, stop at Martin’s Station, and experience games played, races held, and contests that would sometimes go array. Presentations will be from 11:00 […]

$5.00

Apprentices and Journeymen

Apprentices and Journeymen

Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA, United States

During the 18th century, master craftsmen taught skills and labor through apprenticeships. The techniques learned were invaluable and became a necessary part of the labor force needed to build a new nation. Join the apprentices and masters of Martin’s Station as they explain their guilds and demonstrate their skills.

$5.00
Apprentices and Journeymen

Apprentices and Journeymen

Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA, United States

During the 18th century, master craftsmen taught skills and labor through apprenticeships. The techniques learned were invaluable and became a necessary part of the labor force needed to build a new nation. Join the apprentices and masters of Martin’s Station as they explain their guilds and demonstrate their skills.

$5.00
Face The Frontier: An 18th Century Experience

Face The Frontier: An 18th Century Experience

Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA, United States

Groups will leave from the Martin’s Station parking lot at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is a one mile, easy to moderate, immersive walk. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Imagine finding yourself approaching a beacon of rest and resupply with nothing but the clothes on your back. You are miles, days, beyond the […]

$5.00
Face The Frontier: An 18th Century Experience

Face The Frontier: An 18th Century Experience

Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA, United States

Groups will leave from the Martin’s Station parking lot at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is a one mile, easy to moderate, immersive walk. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Imagine finding yourself approaching a beacon of rest and resupply with nothing but the clothes on your back. You are miles, days, beyond the […]

$5.00
A Beacon in the Wilderness

A Beacon in the Wilderness

Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA, United States

Three hundred thousand men, women, and children traveled through Powell’s Valley onto a new frontier. With civilization behind them, a new life lay before them. As darkness descends, make your way to Martin’s Station, and interact with our nation’s past as history is illuminated by the candlelight glow. Presentations will be from 7:00 pm to […]

Free
A Beacon in the Wilderness

A Beacon in the Wilderness

Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA, United States

Three hundred thousand men, women, and children traveled through Powell’s Valley onto a new frontier. With civilization behind them, a new life lay before them. As darkness descends, make your way to Martin’s Station, and interact with our nation’s past as history is illuminated by the candlelight glow. Presentations will be from 7:00 pm to […]

Free

Martin’s Station Fall Encampment

Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA, United States

A long summer has given way to autumn. The harvest of Powell’s Valley abounds. Our community is gathering to give thanks and celebrate the fruits of their hard labor. Journey to Joseph Martin’s Station, on the far reaches of the Virginia frontier, and visit with skilled tradesmen, mingle with tidewater merchants, and enjoy a majestic […]

$5 – $10

A Frontier Christmas

Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA, United States

As cold winds and long shadows fill Powell’s Valley, journey to Joseph Martin’s station for an evening of glad tidings and good cheer. Join the historic Yuletide celebration and experience the holiday season as it abounds amongst Martin’s Company.  

Free