WFCCVB

Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Guided Tours

 

Guided Civil War Tours  are offered regularly in the spring, summer, and fall. The Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau also offers occasional trolley tours and cemetery tours. Information about upcoming tours will be posted to this page when available.

These tours are given by experienced and knowledgeable guides that enjoy sharing their love of local history.

2017 Guided Civil War Tour Schedule:

Old Town Winchester ($10)
2nd Fridays, June-October, 6pm (*No tour on Oct. 13, rescheduled to Oct. 6, at 6pm)
AND
3rd Saturdays, June-October, 10am
For reservations call (540) 542-1326
Meet your guide at the Old Court House, 20 N. Loudoun St, Winchester

Stephens City ($5)
4th Saturdays, June-October, 10:30am
Advanced reservations REQUIRED: (540) 869-1700
Meet your guide at the Newtown History Center, 5408 Main St., Stephens City

Middletown (FREE)
2nd Saturdays, June-October, 5pm
For reservations call (540) 869-3051
Meet the National Park Service Ranger at the intersection of Main and First St., Middletown

Kernstown Battlefield (FREE)
Every Saturday, May-October, 11am and 1pm
For reservations call (757) 593-8227
Meet your guide at the Battlefield, 610 Battle Park Dr., Winchester

Cedar Creek Battlefield Driving Tour (FREE)
1st Fridays, 2pm (also available other times, call for schedule)
For reservations call (540) 869-3051
Meet at the National Park Service Visitor Contact Station, 7712 Main Street, Middletown.

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
FREE tours and programs are offered regularly by National Park Service Rangers. A schedule is available on their website.
Current programs and tours

 

 Civil War Weekend Car Caravan Tour
“A Gleam of Anxious Speculation”:
The African Americans’ Civil War in Winchester
Saturday, August 19, Time 9am
Meet at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center (1400 Pleasant Valley
Road, Winchester) for a car caravan tour led by Jonathan Noyalas, Director of the
McCormick Civil War Institute at Shenandoah University. The tour will focus on the
experiences of African Americans during the Civil War era. Tour is approximately
1.5 hours in length.
Civil War Weekend Car Caravan Tour
“A Gleam of Anxious Speculation”: The African Americans’
Civil War in Winchester

Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 9am
Meet at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center (1400 Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester) for a car caravan tour led by Jonathan Noyalas, Director of the McCormick Civil War Institute at Shenandoah University. The tour will focus on the experiences of African Americans during the Civil War era. Tour is approximately 1.5 hours in length.
FREE.

 

 Who’s Buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery? Walking Tour
Saturday, May 13, 1pm
Mt. Hebron has been Winchester’s burying ground since the inception of the town
in the 1700s. On this walking tour, you will be introduced to men and women who
contributed to the development of Winchester, as well as our great nation. Meet
your guide outside the gatehouse on East Lane. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Note that no restroom facilities will be available. May 13 (Saturday), 1pm, at Mt.
Hebron Cemetery. Fee: $5, payable to the guide.
Who’s Buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery?
Walking Tour
Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 1pm
Mt. Hebron has been Winchester’s burying ground since the inception of the town in the 1700s. On this walking tour, you will be introduced to men and women who contributed to the development of Winchester, as well as our great nation. Meet your guide outside the gatehouse on East Lane. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Note that no restroom facilities will be available.
Fee: $5, payable to the guide.

 

Haunted History Ghost Tours
October 27, 28, and 31, 2017, at 6pm
Meet at the intersection of Cork Street and the Loudoun Street Mall. Prepare yourself for a spine-tingling tour that delves into the mysterious history of Winchester! Learn of the restless spirits from the Colonial and Civil War eras often seen and heard in the streets and historic buildings of Old Town. Your expert guide weaves a tale of carefully researched history and true ghost stories that will leave you intrigued and hopefully convinced that they are here!  Tour lasts approximately one hour. Fee: $10. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester. Cash or check only. Limit of 25 participants per tour. Call (540) 542-1326 for more information.

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