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.
Distance: 17.5 miles
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.
The Civil War Trust, the nation's largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization, today announced the newest entry in its popular Battle App series - a free, multimedia and GPS-enabled smartphone tour of the Cedar Creek Battlefield, available for both iPhone and Android phones. The project was underwritten with a grant from the Virginia Department of Transportation and created in partnership with NeoTreks, Inc., an industry leader in mobile GPS-based touring.
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. To date, more than 50,000 people have downloaded the Trust's Battle Apps, offerings which have, on average earned 4-star reviews from users.
For more detailed tours see:
*Joseph W. A. Whitehorne, Self-Guided Tour of The Battle of Cedar Creek (Center of Military History, U.S. Army, DC, 1992). For sale at Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation Headquarters, Hupp's Hill Civil War Park and Belle Grove
Last updated: March 9, 2019