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.

The rising sun lights the clouds over an antebellum stone mansion with a white portico.
Belle Grove Plantation

Visitors on tours of the 1797 Manor House learn about the plantation owners and enslaved workers alike

Sun shines through trees onto a trail exhibit sign and a bench.
Follow Trenches on the 19th Corps Trail

Woodland trails follow a line of trenches built by the US 19th Corps in the fall of 1864.

A stone wall with cream-colored daffodils planted along it leads to a limestone colonial farmhouse.
History & Culture

The privately owned 1700s farmhouse known as Fort Bowman or Harmony Hall is one many historic buildings inside the park boundary.

A road sign labeled auto tour 6 marks a tour stop and exhibit by a cemetery.
Tour Cedar Creek Battlefield

Mount Carmel Cemetery is a stop on the auto tour of Cedar Creek Battlefield.

A group of about twenty people stand in a mowed hay field under a blue fall sky.

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park invites you to join one of our many ranger led programs.

Last updated: May 13, 2023

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