Published on February 23, 2016

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A new National Park, still in development, that preserves and interprets key sites related to the Civil War and the history of the Shenandoah Valley.

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park—This newly created National Park is a “partnership park” that preserves and interprets key historical sites related to the Civil War and the rich heritage of the Shenandoah Valley. This includes the October 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek and Belle Grove, the antebellum plantation manor house of Isaac Hite (brother-in-law of President James Madison). Key Partners include the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Belle Grove, Inc., Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation and Shenandoah County. Guided house tours of Belle Grove (336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA) are available seasonally (admission). Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation operates a museum (admission) on the 1864 Valley Campaign at Hupp’s Hill Civil War Park (33229 Old Valley Pike, Strasburg, VA) and has exhibits, a bookstore (including a self guided tour booklet) at its Headquarters (8437 Valley Pike, Middletown, VA).  A battle reenactment is also held each October. Free Ranger-conducted programs and tours of the battlefield are available daily in the summer and on weekends in the spring and fall.  There are currently no National Park Service facilities in the park.  For information call (540) 868-9176 or check the park website (www.nps.gov/cebe).

Open:

There are currently no NPS facilities at the park.  Belle Grove Plantation (www.bellegrove.org) and the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation (www.cedarcreekbattlefield.org) offer visitor facilities with seasonal hours

Tour Information:

National Park Service Ranger conducted programs offered seasonally.  See www.nps.gov/cebe for more information. Group tours are also available.

Admission Fee/Ticket Price:

Fees vary depending upon partner operated site

Address:

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Park
7718 1/2 Main Street
Middletown, VA 22645

Phone:

540-868-9176, 540-869-3051