150th Anniversary

The 150th Anniversary of this key battle is October 17-20, 2014. Check back here before and after the event for full coverage.

The Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park, Belle Grove Plantation, Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation and its partners will present a series of programs to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek.

Highlighted by NPS Ranger programs and the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation’s annual re-enactment, the weekends events will include:

Heater House

Heater House on the Cedar Creek Battlefield

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.

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. For more information click here.

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.

The complete schedule of events and information about visiting the park throughout the anniversary can be found by clicking here [PDF]

The Importance of the Shenandoah Valley with Mike Kehoe

The Political Significance of Cedar Creek with Amy Bracewell

In The News

“Whirling through Winchester”: The 150th Anniversary of the Third Winchester

The Washington Post

On September 19, 1864, Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early’s Army of the Valley and Union Gen. Philip H. Sheridan’s Army of the Shenandoah met at the Third Battle of Winchester, the largest battle ever fought in the Valley, and one of the pivotal clashes of the Civil War. 150 years later, on September 19-20, 2014, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will commemorate the battle.

Remembering Cedar Creek 150th Anniversary Commemorative

Berryville Gazette

From Backcountry to Breadbasket to Battlefield – and Beyond

CNN