From Backcountry to Breadbasket to Battlefield -- and Beyond

The Shenandoah Valley invites you to learn about its rich heritage, from Native Americans who first shaped the land, to pioneers of this frontier; this fertile area became one of the most important wheat producing regions of the entire South. The Valley also witnessed some of the most dramatic events of the Civil War,including the Battle of Cedar Creek, a decisive October 19, 1864 Union victory.

Inalienable Rights: Free and Enslaved Blacks Crafting a Life in the Shenandoah Valley

Inalienable Rights

November 9 - Special programming on the African American history of the site and of the Shenandoah Valley with speakers and special guests.

Morning Attack Trails at Cedar Creek

Morning Attack Trails at Cedar Creek

The “Morning Attack Trails” consist of three individual trails, when combined total 1.7 miles in length.

Find us in the Middletown Courts Strip Mall

Visit the Visitor Contact Station

It's easy to drive past our Visitor Contact Station - located in the Middletown Courts Strip Mall at 7712 Main Street, Middletown, VA 22645

Join a Ranger led program or tour!

Ranger Programs

These programs are free and examine the history and settlement of the Shenandoah Valley, the Battle of Cedar Creek, and its aftermath.

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Shenandoah Valley Stories

Read the many stories that tell the history of the Shenandoah Valley. Learn about the early geology, settlement, age of grain, Civil War.

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Self-Guided Battlefield Tours

Drive the footsteps of October 19, 1864 with your choice of a self-guided driving tour, battle app for Iphone and Android, or podcast tour.

Last updated: October 24, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 700
Middletown, VA 22645



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