Area Attractions and Visitor Centers
While in Middletown:
Tour Belle Grove Plantation, its gardens and grounds.
Visit Hupp's Hill Civil War Museum, located in Strasburg at 33229 Old Valley Pike.
Take a driving tour of the Cedar Creek Battlefield. Driving tour booklets are available for sale at the Cedar Creek Battlefield Visitor Center, Hupp's Hill Civil War Park, and Belle Grove. Or utilize one of the Park's self-guided driving tours of the Cedar Creek Battle.
Attend the annual reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek.This event is held every October in the Park. See the Cedar Creek web site for more information.
Tour the battlefields of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Heritage Area. This region of the Northern Shenandoah Valley stretches from Augusta and Highland counties in the south to Frederick County in the north and encompasses over thirteen Civil War battlefields.
Stop by Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Interim Visitor Contact
While visiting Winchester:
Musuem of the Shenandoah Valley (www.shenandoahmuseum.org)
Old Courthouse Civil War Museum (www.civilwarmuseum.org)
For additional information on area attractions, hotels, motels,restaurants, campgrounds and more, visit:
Winchester and Frederick County (www.VisitWinchesterVA.com or call 877-871-1326)
Shenandoah County (www.shenandoahtravel.com or call888-459-6276)
Shenandoah County Parks & Recreation (www.scpr.info) or call (540) 984-3030
Front Royal and Warren County (www.discoverfrontroyal.com or call 800-338-2576)
Wayside Inn (www.alongthewayside.com or call 540-869-1797)
Battle of Cedar Creek Campground (www.battlecampva.com or call 540-869-1888)
Did You Know?
In 1860, Shenandoah Valley counties voted for John Bell, a moderate Democrat dedicated to maintaining the Union. Valley counties at a state convention urged staying in the Union, but after the firing on Fort Sumter they stayed with Virginia rather than joining the new state of West Virginia.