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  • Civil War


  • Family Fun


  • Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
See Civil War artifacts and soldiers' graffiti, tour the office of a General, and pay respects to thousands of soldiers at their final resting place.

Experience life during the war as a civilian, or follow the footsteps of a soldier into battle with a Civil War tour led by an experienced guide.

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  Learn more about upcoming Civil War events!

Some of our attractions may just bring out the kid in everyone.
Enjoy a day in the country as you pick fruit from the trees, take a scenic wagon ride, or let the kids play on the playground at one of our local farm markets.
After a day picking apples, pack a picnic lunch for the park, relax at one of our swimming pools, ride a paddle boat, or try hiking, fishing, or horseback riding.
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is Winchester’s signature event! Each year, hundreds of thousands of people join together to celebrate the arrival of the apple blossoms and adorn the city in pink and green. Since its beginnings in 1924, the festival has grown over the years to a ten-day celebration with over 30 events, including two huge parades, a carnival, dances, concerts, a 10K race, wine festival, golf tournament, and so much more!

Visit for more information about this exciting annual event!

This fall, take a walking tour of
Mount Hebron Cemetery,
or a Sightseeing Express Trolley Tour!

The deadline to sign up for Mount Hebron and the Civil War Walking Tour and the Sightseeing Express Trolley Tour on September 20 has been extended to September 18.

Contact Winchester Parks & Recreation to register at (540) 662-4946.

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Winchester-Frederick County commemorates the 150th anniversary of several Civil War battles in 2014. Guided tours, living history demonstrations, National Park Service programs, and reenactments are just a few of the ways to experience the Civil War history of the Shenandoah Valley at these special events.

Third Battle of Winchester - Sept 19-21
Battle of Cedar Creek - Oct 17-19
Sheridan's Field Hospital - Oct 25

For more information on the Shenandoah Valley's role in the Civil War, visit:

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