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Auto Tour of Custer’s Cavalry at Cedar Creek Battlefield
October 17 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sabers & Spencers: Auto Tour of Custer’s Cavalry at Cedar Creek Battlefield
Park Ranger Rick Ashbacker leads a two-hour auto tour discussing the role of cavalry in the battle and following the movements of Gen. George Custer’s 3rd Cavalry Division. Tour stops include Cupp’s Mill Ford, part of the early morning Confederate attack; Hite’s Chapel area; Westernview area; and the Belle Grove overseer’s area, where Custer pursued fleeing Confederates.
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.