Follow the Battle of Cedar Creek on a self-guided driving tour, from where the Confederate soldiers surprised the sleeping Federal camps in the foggy dawn of October 19, 1864 to the final counterattack late that afternoon.
Drive the Self-guided Tour
Start by getting a park map and self-guide from the Visitor Center. Or use the NPS app. The first tour stop is 1.9 miles south of the Visitor Contact Station, along Valley Pike (U.S. Route 11). Pull off the highway at Stop 1 and park by the wayside exhibit.
Battle App from American Battlefield Trust
Ranger-led Driving Tours
Park rangers may schedule guided driving tours by car caravan, covering the Battle of Cedar Creek from beginning to end. Check the calendar for dates and times.
Roads & Safety
This 17.5-mile tour has 9 stops, all along state or county public roads. Traffic may be heavy on Valley Pike (U.S. Route 11). Use caution when turning or slowing to stop.
Long Meadow and Bowman's Mill roads on the south end of the park are narrow, winding, gravel-surfaced, two-way country roads. Buses and RVs should not attempt this tour.