The Shenandoah Valley’s Story of Preservation Through Partnerships

In the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, hundreds of years of history form the story of Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park.

For decades, the local community has worked in unison to preserve this significant piece of American history. This unique National Park – one of the few public private partnership parks in the country, is also one of the most endangered. We invite you to explore the history of the Shenandoah Valley, Belle Grove Plantation, and the Cedar Creek Battlefield. Learn about the threats facing this hallowed ground and discover the groups working together to make this partnership park possible. Find out how your involvement can help forever protect this unique piece of American history.

150th Announcements & Events

Announcements

Sesquicentennial Resources

Learn more about the sesquicentennial events, purchase tickets for the reenactment and discover the history of the battle by visiting the links below:

NPS Event Guide [PDF]
Reenactment Tickets and Information
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP Information
Belle Grove Plantation


Events

The Historic Heater Farm: A House Divided (5-6:30pm)

The story of Solomon and Caroline Heater before, during and after the Battle of Cedar Creek.
October 17, 2014. Free. For more information click here.

Signal Knob Interpretive Hike (10am-2pm)

Learn about Signal Knob’s significance during the Civil War.
October 17, 2014. Free. For more information click here.

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek Commemoration - Programs and Events (8am-6pm)

The National Park Service and its partners will host a series of special activities, events and programs to commemorate the battle.
October 18-19, 2014. For more information click here[PDF].

Reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek (9am-5pm)

The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, in cooperation with Belle Grove, presents the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek.
October 18-19, 2014. Reenactment Tickets and Information

Ramsuer Monument Re-Dedication (10-11am)

A moving ceremony to honor the courage and sacrifice of Gen. Stephen D. Ramsuer 150 years after his death.
October 20, 2014. Free. For more information click here.

Cedar Creek: The Aftermath (4-5:30pm)

Join Ranger Jeff Driscoll as he examines the aftermath of the Battle of Cedar Creek.
October 24, 2014. Free. For more information click here.

Timeline

Cedar Creek Battlefield has a rich history in steeped in both historical significance and threats to the land as development has spread throughout the region. Click through the timeline below to see how the area has evolved over the years.