June 27, 2017

The Visitors Guide to the Shenandoah Valley’s Civil War Story.

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Shenandoah At War Visitors Guide

“One story…a thousand voices.”

Fierce battles were fought across much of the nation during the Civil War.  The Shenandoah Valley saw some of the most significant action: Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign, Lee’s drive toward Gettysburg, and Sheridan’s 1864 Shenandoah Campaign all played key roles in the course of the war.

Today visitors are able to view the Valley’s historic towns and landscapes much as they were seen by soldiers and civilians during the war.

This guide was created to help visitors explore that history.  The guide is divided into two man sections.  The first introduces you to the Valley’s Civil War history.  The second tells you about the wealth of sites in the National Historic District where you can learn about – and experience – that history today.  Finally, there is a list of resources available cross the Valley to help you plan your visit.

You and download, view, and print PDFs of the guide by clicking the links below.


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Section 1 – Introduction and History (part 1) (pages 1-19)

Section 2 – Areas of the Valley and Other Information (pages 20-48)