Last updated: March 21, 2023
Thing to Do
Go to a Ranger-led Program
The National Park Service (NPS) offers ranger-led programs from April to October. Topics may include the geography, peopling, and history of the Shenandoah Valley, including the Civil War and Battle of Cedar Creek.
The park calendar lists scheduled NPS programs and events. Check with our partners for other activities at their properties or outside the park boundary.
Outdoor programs may be cancelled or rescheduled in severe weather. Contact us ahead of your visit.
Ranger Program Descriptions
Cedar Creek & Belle Grove in a Box
Ranger Talk, 30 minutes
Rangers use the surrounding Shenandoah Valley landscape and objects from a box to talk about the early history of the Shenandoah Valley through the eve of the Civil War. Meet near the picnic area on Belle Grove’s front lawn.
Cedar Creek Battlefield Tour
Ranger-led Driving Tour, 2 hours
Drive Cedar Creek Battlefield to retrace events of October 19, 1864. Follow the ranger’s car to five or six key battlefield landmarks.
Manor House Tours
Belle Grove Plantation's offers regular guided tours of the 1797 Manor House at the region's premier authentic antebellum plantation. Visit bellegrove.org for more information.
Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation and Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation offer tours of area battlefields or other historic places. Visit them online for more information.
The Visitor Contact Station, where some programs start, is wheelchair accessible. Physical accessibility of trails and sites around the park varies. Parking is very limited in some places.
Check with our partners for programs and events at their properties or outside the park boundary.