157th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek

Presented by the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation
Join us for this special weekend as history comes to life! During this two day event, thousands of reenactors recreate the last major battle in the Shenandoah Valley. See cavalry, artillery, and infantry soldiers in action and in camp. Battle scenarios, music, symposia, and medical, military, and civilian demonstrations are scheduled everyday.

Raffles, merchants, and food vendors onsite.

Public Ticket Information:
$15 Single Day Adult Ticket
$7 Youth 7-15 Single Day Ticket
Children 6 and under are free!
Active military, Veteran, Senior, and Student Discount with Presentation of ID
$7 per day
Saturday: Gates Open at 9:00 AM and Activities Close at 5:00 PM
Sunday: Gates Open at 9:00AM and Close at 2:00 PM

(540) 869-2064
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North-South Skirmish Association: Fall National Competition

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 period muskets, carbines, breech loading rifles, revolvers, mortars and cannons. It is the largest Civil War event of its kind in the United States.

N-SSA members come from all over the country to Fort Shenandoah each fall for this National Competition. Competitions, called “skirmishes”, where participating teams shoot at breakable targets in several timed events. The teams with the lowest cumulative times win medals or other awards. Women participate along with the men in all events. There are also competitions for authenticity of Civil War period dress, both military and civilian, as well as lectures on topics of interest.

Spectators are welcome and admission is free. There is a large sutler area and food service is available. For more information, visit the N-SSA web site at: www.n-ssa.org.

 

 

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation 25th Anniversary Celebration

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
• A social hour with hors d’oeuvres and beverages beginning at 6:30 pm.
• A silent auction featuring an array of special items
• Music by the Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Collective and concert pianist Carter Stevens
• An elegant dinner beginning at 7 pm.
• A special program headlined by the keynote address by Dr. McPherson
• A champagne toast with the cutting of the NHD’s 25th Anniversary birthday cake.

Social Hour: 6:30pm. Dinner: 7:15pm

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime event. Come help us celebrate all that you have helped us do – all that you have done to help preserve the Valley and tell its story. We hope all of the National Historic District family will be able to join us… all of our friends, members, supporters, and partners. We’re celebrating YOU because you are the National Historic District.

Tickets are $25 per person and $40 for a couple.

To purchase tickets, click here or the link below or call 540-740-4545

Full Table Options
Full tables can also be purchased. For more information, call 540-740-4545.

The deadline to purchase tickets is September 8.

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History and Civil War Walking Tour

Experience 275 years of history on this guided walking tour! Learn about the citizens that lived here and the pivotal events that made Winchester the place it is today. These tours are given by experienced and knowledgeable guides that enjoy sharing their love of local history.

Make your reservation by calling 540-542-1326.

Cost: $10, payable to the guide.

Masks are recommended.

Meet at 2 N. Cameron Street (the corner of Cameron and Boscawen Street, Winchester, Virginia)

More tours are available. See: https://visitwinchesterva.com/guided-tours/

Civil War Graffiti Tour

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 the fascinating graffiti on its wall. Free.

Pre-registration is not required. Tour is hosted by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.

For more information, call 540-542-1145 or email info@svbf.net.

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 Valley Civil War Museum at 20 N. Loudoun St. on the downtown walking mall. Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.

Pre-registration is not required. Tour is hosted by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.

For more information, call 540-542-1145 or email info@svbf.net.

Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Stephens City

Civil War walking tours of historic Stephens City are conducted at 10:30 a.m. on the 4th Saturday of the month, beginning in June and ending in October. Tours are led by staff of the Newtown History Center. This tour focuses on the impact of the Civil War on the town. Learn about various civilian and military activities in and around Stephens City between 1861 and 1865.

Admission: $5/person (all ages 6+)

Reservations are required.

Please call the Newtown History Center at 540-869-1700.

Tours begin at the Newtown History Center, located at 5408 Main Street.

Civil War Used Book Sale

The SVBF presents a giant sale of used books and magazines, featuring primarily Civil War-related titles. Proceeds from the sale will go towards the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation’s library and archives.

The sale will begin with a one-hour early bird sale for SVBF Members-only from 9am-10am on Saturday, August 28. (If you’re not a Member and would like to join so you can take part in the early bird sale, click here or the button below.) After that the sale will be open to the general public during regular museum hours.

SALE HOURS

Early Bird Sale – SVBF Members Only
Saturday, August 28, 9am-10am

Sale Open to General Public:
Saturday, August 28, 10am-5pm
Sunday, August 29, 1pm-5pm
Monday, August 30 – Saturday, September 4, 10am-5pm
Sunday, September, 1pm-5pm (sale ends)

History and Civil War Walking Tour

Experience 275 years of history on this guided walking tour! Learn about the citizens that lived here and the pivotal events that made Winchester the place it is today. These tours are given by experienced and knowledgeable guides that enjoy sharing their love of local history.

Make your reservation by calling 540-542-1326.

Cost: $10, payable to the guide.

Masks are recommended.

Meet at 2 N. Cameron Street (the corner of Cameron and Boscawen Street, Winchester, Virginia)

More tours are available. See: https://visitwinchesterva.com/guided-tours/

Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Stephens City

Civil War walking tours of historic Stephens City are conducted at 10:30 a.m. on the 4th Saturday of the month, beginning in June and ending in October. Tours are led by staff of the Newtown History Center. This tour focuses on the impact of the Civil War on the town. Learn about various civilian and military activities in and around Stephens City between 1861 and 1865.

Admission: $5/person (all ages 6+)

Reservations are required.

Please call the Newtown History Center at 540-869-1700.

Tours begin at the Newtown History Center, located at 5408 Main Street.