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.
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.