From Backcountry to Breadbasket to Battlefield -- and Beyond

The Shenandoah Valley invites you to learn about its rich heritage, from Native Americans who first shaped the land, to pioneers of this frontier; this fertile area became one of the most important wheat producing regions of the entire South. The Valley also witnessed some of the most dramatic events of the Civil War,including the Battle of Cedar Creek, a decisive October 19,1864 Union victory.

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Mee the Interpretive Staff

Ranger Programs

Find out about the many events we are offering throughout the park. Also meet our interpretive staff. We look forward to your visit!

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Learn about the rich history of the Shenandoah Valley

Stories about the Shenandoah Valley History

Read the many stories that tell the history of the Shenandoah Valley. Learn about the early geology, natives, settlement, age of grain, and Civil War

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Multimedia and Social Media

Multimedia and Social Media

Check out the Cedar Creek Battle App or join the park dialogue and connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Historic Painting The Battle of Cedar Creek by Kurz and Allison

Self Guided Battlefield Tours!

Drive the footsteps of October 19, 1864 with your choice of a self guided driving tour, battle app for Iphone and Android, or podcost tour.

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Volunteer!

Volunteer!

Become a VIP (Volunteer in Parks) at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP!

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Cedar Creek

A Partnership Park

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP, a "partnership park," in which the National Park Service works with Key Partners to create and manage the park.

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Collage of Trading Cards

Trading Cards for Kids

Discover more than 500 stories about America’s journey from the Civil War to Civil Rights. View online or visit this park to collect your own copies.

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Civil War painting of Battle of Shiloh

Visit the National Civil War site

From 1861 to 1865, the American union was broken as brother fought brother in a Civil War that remains a defining moment in our nation's history.

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