Self Guided Battlefield Tours

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove Virtual Cancellation Stamp
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove Virtual Tour Cancellation Stamp

Eastern National

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historic Site invites visitors to explore the site from wherever they are. Our virtual tour allows you to explore the Cedar Creek battlefield on your computer or personal device.

Don't forget to download your virtual Passport to National Parks stamp once you've taken a virtual tour of the site! Your stamp can be added to your passport book or shared on social media!
 
Images of App pages
Pages from the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP app.

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Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP Virtual Tour
App for Apple and Android

This National Park Service App for Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP welcomes you to explore the park to learn about the diverse history of the Shenandoah Valley. This app currently accompanies our Official Battle of Cedar Creek Self-Guided Auto Tour. We will continue to build tours that will inlcude a variety of driving and walking tours, with video and audio files. Others sites include Belle Grove Plantation Manor House, the Morning Attack Trails, and many others, along with some of the park’s natural resources. Check back as this app continues to develop and grow.

Follow the battle from where the Confederate soldiers surprised the sleeping Union camps in the foggy dawn of October 19, 1864 to the final counterattack late that afternoon.

There are two ways to access the APP:

On the web at https://cebe.oncell.com/en/index.html

OR

To download this app for FREE:

For Apple products - The App Store

For Android products - Google Play


 
Auto tour sign
The tour route is marked by these auto tour directional and stop signs.

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Official Battle of Cedar Creek Self Guided Auto Tour

Follow the battle from where the Confederate soldiers surprised the sleeping Union camps in the foggy dawn of October 19, 1864 to the final counterattack late that afternoon.

The Tour
This 17.5-mile tour consists of 9 stops.

Distance: 17.5 miles
Time: Allow 2 Hours
Start: Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP Visitor Contact Station - 7712 Main Street Middletown, VA 22645
To start the tour, turn left out of the parking lot and proceed 1.9 miles south on U.S. Route 11 to the Stop 1, which is located at a gravel pull-off just beyond Belle Grove Road.

Road Conditions: All of the roads used are public (state or county) and traffic on some can be fairly heavy (especially the Valley Pike, U.S. Route 11). Use caution, especially when pulling into traffic or slowing for a stop. Obey all posted speed limits and traffic regulations.

Caution: Buses and RVs should not attempt this tour. Long Meadow Road and Bowman’s Mill Road, located at the southern end of the park, are unimproved (narrow, gravel surfaced and two-way – Commercial buses and large RVs are not allowed on these roads). Some roads are very narrow and two sections include low clearances.

You can pick up the tour brochure at the trail head, the NPS Visitor Contact Station or find it here.

 

Battle App for Iphone and Android

The American Battlefield Trust, the nation's largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization, has a popular Battle App series - a free, multimedia and GPS-enabled smartphone tour of the Cedar Creek Battlefield, available for both iPhone and Android phones. Featuring GPS navigation, primary source material and the commentary of respected historians, the Cedar Creek Battle App offers the convenience of a self-guided tour with the benefits of an expert-led presentation - and all at no cost.

 
The Battle of Cedar Creek by Kurz and Allison
Battle of Cedar Creek

Kurz and Allison

Last updated: April 25, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 700
Middletown, VA 22645

Phone:

540-869-3051

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