Partner Site Information

Key Partners


Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP is a "partnership park," in which the National Park Service works with several Key Partners to create and manage the park and its resources. These Key Partners are all non-profit or governmental organizations and include:

Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation

Belle Grove, Inc.

Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation

Shenandoah County, Virginia

Scroll down for more information about each site.

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP is a park-in-development, only being created by Congress in 2002. Although there are over 3,700 acres within the park's authorized boundary, over half of this is still privately owned. Therefore, much of the battlefield is not accessible to the public. Nearly all of the remaining land (approximately 1,500 acres) and buildings are preserved and administered by the Key Partners.

Four sites, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP Visitor Contact Station, the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation Headquarters, Hupp's Hill Civil War Park and Belle Grove Plantation Manor House, are open to the public. All are good places to start learning the many stories of Cedar Creek, Belle Grove and the Shenandoah Valley

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Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation

In 1996, Congress designated eight counties in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as a National Heritage Area - the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District - which preserves and interprets the region's significant Civil War battlefields and related historic sites. The effort is led by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, which works with partners to preserve the hallowed ground of the Valley's Civil War battlefields, and to share its Civil War story with the nation.

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Belle Grove

Belle Grove is located in the northern Shenandoah Valley near Middletown, Virginia. It is an authentic 1797 Manor House, was built by Major Isaac Hite and his wife Nelly Madison Hite, sister of President James Madison. Major Hite, grandson of Shenandoah Valley Pioneer Jost Hite, expanded his original 483 acres to a prosperous 7500 acre plantation, growing wheat, raising cattle and Merino sheep, and operating a large distillery and several mills.

Location: 336 Belle Grove Road
Phone: 540-869-2028

For more information about Belle Grove events:

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Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation

Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation mission is to preserve lands associated with the Battle of Cedar Creek, and to educate others about the importance of the battle in our local and national history.

Location: 8437 Valley Pike
Phone: 540-869-2064
For more information go to

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation

Helping people protect, enhance, and enjoy the places that matter to them. The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America's communities. Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Trust was founded in 1949 and provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to protect the irreplaceable places that tell America's story.

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Shenandoah County, Virginia

The mission of the Shenandoah County Government is to promote an organizational environment that emphasizes the efficient delivery of high quality services to the public, assist the Board of Supervisors in carrying out its strategic objectives, and effectively communicate information about County operations and services to citizens, the Board of Supervisors, the public, the employees, and the media.

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Last updated: November 15, 2020

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 700
Middletown, VA 22645



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