Thing to Do

Go to a Ranger-led Program

A ranger with visitors on a grass field points past a US flag held by a Civil War reenactor.
Rangers lead tours of the Cedar Creek Battlefield, as well as other talks and walks.


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.

Partner Tours

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 for more information. 

Other Tours

Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation and Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation offer tours of area battlefields or other historic places. Visit them online for more information.

Guided Tours
Pets Allowed
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Spring, Summer, Fall
Time of Day
Day, Dusk
Accessibility 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.

Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park

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Last updated: March 21, 2023