24 New Passport Stamps Commemorate the Shenandoah Valley
Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park

Woman holds passport book with cancellation stamps
A visitor proudly shows off her collection of national park cancellation stamps
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Quick Facts

GETTING READY FOR 2016:

A Call to Action
Action Item:
History Lesson
Also Promotes:
Parks for People
Year Accomplished:
2013

In addition to the variety of passport stamps that can be found at Shenandoah National Park and Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District recently added 24 new passport stamps to the Passport Program. The 24 new stamps are spread out throughout the Historic District, from Staunton to Winchester, Virginia, and represent the profound impacts that the Civil War had on the Shenandoah Valley.

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Historic District is a National Heritage Area established by Congress in 1966. Like national parks, National Heritage Areas help preserve and present nationally significant landscapes in order to protect America’s rich heritage. The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Heritage Area encompasses 22 Civil War battlefields and associated historical sites. National Park Service staff at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park work together with the Heritage Area to help interpret the history of the Shenandoah Valley.
 
The Passport to Your National Parks program, managed through Eastern National, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011. With cancellation stations at nearly every unit in the National Park System, it has created a devoted following and has inspired countless travels to discover new parks.