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Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historic Park

Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historic Park

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.

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP is a "partnership park," in which the National Park Service works with several Key Partners to create and manage the park and its resources. Located just outside of Middletown, Virginia, you will want to plan for a full day to visit the park and discover the story of the battle of Cedar Creek, the decisive battle than ended the Confederate hold on the Shenandoah Valley. Visit Belle Grove, the antebellum plantation home of Isaac Hite, where the lifestyle of the prosperous landowner is richly preserved even through the ravages of a Civil War.

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Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park is a no fee park for the interim visitor contact station and ranger led programs. The partner sites and tours may have their own fees.


On site there areregularly conducted ranger programs which tell the story of the Shenandoah Valley and the Battle of Cedar Creek.

Three sites, the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation Headquarters, Hupp's Hill Civil War Park and Belle Grove Plantation Manor House, are also open to the public.


To learn more about the Civil War battle that took place at Cedar Creek & Belle Grove and history of the area, visit


Last updated: February 04, 2021