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.

Morning Attack Trails at Cedar Creek

Morning Attack Trails at Cedar Creek

The “Morning Attack Trails” consist of three individual trails, when combined total 1.7 miles in length.

Image of the Heater House

Shenandoah Valley Stories

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

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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 podcast tour.

Ranger Programs

Ranger Programs

These programs are free and examine the history and settlement of the Shenandoah Valley, the Battle of Cedar Creek, and its aftermath.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 700
Middletown, VA 22655

Phone:

(540) 869-3051
This is the phone number for Visitor Services

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