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.
Civil War 150th in the Shenandoah Valley
1863 was a significant year in the Shenandoah Valley. Click this link to find out about the many Sesquicentennial events being offered in 2013.Read More
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.Read More
Multimedia and Social Media
Check out the Cedar Creek Battle App or join the park dialogue and connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.Read More
Find out about the many events we are offering throughout the park. Also meet our interpretive staff. We look forward to your visit!Read More
Become a VIP (Volunteer in Parks) at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP!Read More
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 WarRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Did You Know?
The grandfather clock once owned by Confederate General Jubal Early is currently located at the Belle Grove Manor house in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.