Civil War Walking Tour of Winchester

This downtown walking tour of historic Winchester visits Civil War sites and tells the stories of soldiers and civilians who were caught up in the chaos of the constant combat, occupations, and caring for the wounded. The tour is free. Advance registration is not required. The tour will gather in the courtyard of the Shenandoah ... Read more

Civil War Graffiti Tour

Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum 20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA

The 1840 Frederick County Court House (today’s Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum) served as a prison and hospital to both sides during the Civil War. Many of those soldiers wrote their names and drew pictures on the walls – including the famed “Jeff Davis Curse.” Join us for this special tour of the museum and ... Read more

The Bell House Guided Tour

Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum 20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA

A guided tour of the Bell House, the c. 1810-1811 Winchester landmark that was at the center of Winchester’s wartime and postwar story. The home includes Bell family furnishings and collections which have been passed down for generations, including the famous case clock that was stopped by the concussion of Union artillery fire during the ... Read more

Dedication of Maine Monument at Third Winchester Battlefield

Third Winchester Battlefield 541 Redbud Road, Winchester, VA

Third Winchester Battlefield Park Winchester (Saturday, September 25, 2021, 1pm) The dedication of a new Union monument in honor of the 2,000 soldiers from Maine who fought at the Third Battle of Winchester on September 19, 1864. The program is free, but pre-registration is required. To register: www.shenandoahatwar.org/dedication-of-maine-monument

Tour of Second Winchester Battlefield (McCann Property)

Third Winchester Battlefield 541 Redbud Road, Winchester, VA

Guided Tour of the McCann Property at Second Winchester led by historian Scott Mingus (Saturday, September 25, 2021, 2:30pm) The first-ever opportunity to tour the McCann Property, which was at the heart of the climactic action during the Second Battle of Winchester (fought on June 13-15, 1863). The tour will be led by Scott Mingus, ... Read more

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation 25th Anniversary Celebration

Shenandoah University - James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletic and Events Center 1188 Ralph Shockey Drive, Winchester, VA

Join as we look back on 25 years of accomplishment with a star-studded red carpet event that will feature fine food, elegant music, and special guests and dignitaries, including former Congressman Frank Wolf and our keynote speaker, legendary Civil War historian Dr. James M. McPherson. The evening's events will include: • A red carpet entrance ... Read more

North-South Skirmish Association: Fall National Competition

Fort Shenandoah 480 Chalybeate Spring Road, Winchester, Virginia

The N-SSA is the country’s oldest and largest Civil War shooting sports organization with over 3,200 individuals that make up its 200 member units. Each unit represents a Civil War regiment or unit and wears the uniform they wore 150 years ago. Member units compete in live-fire matches with original or authentic reproduction Civil War ... Read more

Battle of Cedar Creek in a Box Program

Belle Grove Plantation 336 Belle Grove Rd., Middletown, VA

Park Ranger Shannon Moeck gives an interactive talk about the Battle of Cedar Creek using props and the surrounding landscape features. All National Park Service ranger programs are free. Talks and tours may be cancelled in severe weather. Allow yourself time to find parking. Meet on the front lawn of Belle Grove (336 Belle Grove ... Read more

Auto Tour of Cedar Creek Battlefield

Belle Grove Plantation 336 Belle Grove Rd., Middletown, VA

“An Appalling Spectacle of Panic”: In-depth Auto Tour of Cedar Creek Battlefield - 4 hour tour Park Ranger Jeff Driscoll leads a four-hour auto tour that will take visitors to spots on the battlefield most never see. The tour includes often-visited stops like Thoburn's Redoubt and Mount Carmel cemetery, but also little-seen places like Bowman's ... Read more

Battle of Cedar Creek in a Box Program

Belle Grove Plantation 336 Belle Grove Rd., Middletown, VA

Park Ranger Shannon Moeck gives an interactive talk about the Battle of Cedar Creek using props and the surrounding landscape features. All National Park Service ranger programs are free. Talks and tours may be cancelled in severe weather. Allow yourself time to find parking. Meet on the front lawn of Belle Grove (336 Belle Grove ... Read more

Auto Tour of Cedar Creek Battlefield

National Park Service Visitor Contact Station 7712 Main Street, Middletown, Virginia

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 ... Read more

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