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11:30 am

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove in a Box – A Park Overview

June 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Road
Middletown, VA 22645 United States
Free

A 30 minute program on the history and settlement of the Valley, the Battle of Cedar Creek and the impact of the Civil War.  This interactive program uses the surrounding landscape features and various props (taken from a box) to “create” the park and tell its many stories by literally placing visitors “in the middle […]

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2:00 pm

Battle of Cedar Creek Tour

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until June 30, 2017

NPS Visitor Contact Station, 7712 Main Street
Middletown, VA 22645 United States
Free

A two-hour guided tour, using a car-caravan system (visitors follow the ranger’s vehicle), which covers the Battle of Cedar Creek in a chronological fashion.  It includes approximately 5 or 6 stops at the key landmarks associated with the battle. Meet at the National Park Service Visitor Contact Station (7712 Main Street, Middletown, VA 22645).

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2:30 pm

1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign in a Box (at Kernstown Battlefield Association)

June 30 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Kernstown Battlefield on the Pritchard-Grim Farm, 610 Battle Park Drive
Wincehster, VA 22602 United States
Free

This 30 minute program provides an overview of “Stonewall” Jackson’s 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign.  This program is presented on the crest of Pritchard’s Hill, on the Kernstown Battlefield (site of the battles of 1st and 2nd Kernstown) (Kernstown Battlefield Association, 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester, VA 22601).

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7:00 pm

History at Sunset: Belle Grove Enslaved Burial Ground

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Road
Middletown, VA 22645 United States
Free

Join Park Ranger Shannon Moeck as she explains the challenges of identifying and preserving these sacred spaces.  Questions this program will explore – What technologies have been used to learn about the landscape? Who was buried there? What where there burial practices and rituals of the Virginia enslaved?

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