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Auto Tour of Cedar Creek Battlefield
October 16 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Attack & Counterattack: Auto Tour of Cedar Creek Battlefield
Park Ranger Rick Ashbacker leads a two-hour auto tour of six to seven sites following the chronological order of the battle. The tour begins with an overview of the war situation in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864. Tour stops include Thoburn’s Redoubt, where the Confederates focused their first attack; the Belle Grove overseer’s house; Middletown Cemetery; and Miller’s Mill, the focus of the Union counterattack. Very little walking is needed.
Things to Know Before Participating
For both traffic and pandemic safety, attendance will be limited to the first 25 visitors. All tour stops are outdoors. Masks are not required, but the NPS asks that parties keep at least six feet distant from the ranger and others.
Visitors follow the ranger in their own cars to stops along the tour. The ranger cannot provide transportation. Part of the battlefield tour is along rural dirt and gravel roads.
The length of the tour depends in part on the number of participants’ cars but includes transit time and time for everyone to arrive, park, and gather at each stop.
Meet outside the NPS Visitor Contact Station, 7712 Main Street in Middletown.