Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park near Middleburg, Virginia, works in close partnership with Belle Grove Inc., Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Shenandoah County, and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation – all of which own key parcels of the park – to preserve and commemorate a nationally significant Civil War landscape, antebellum plantation, and the story of the Shenandoah Valley from early settlement until today. Created in 2002, the park encompasses approximately 3,500 acres across 3 counties and includes Belle Grove Plantation, Cedar Creek Battlefield and Visitor Center, and a county park. These partner sites are owned and operated independently, allowing activities like the annual Battle of Cedar Creek Reenactment to continue. A management plan, now in development, will solidify the park and its gateway communities’ preservation and interpretation priorities.