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Reenactor info for the 149th anniversary
reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek
Oct. 19-20, 2013
Each year, thousands gather outside of Middletown, Virginia to commemorate the Civil War’Äôs largest and final major battle in the Shenandoah Valley. Although fierce fighting once raged over these now peaceful fields, the fine fall weather and picturesque setting make this event a favorite for all who participate.
Cedar Creek is one of only a very few places that holds reenactments on the actual battlefield. In addition to the thousands of reenactors who take to the field to recreate the dramatic events of October, 1864, we offer extensive living history displays and educational programs bring to life the realities of America’Äôs agonizing Civil War.
We invite you to join us in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley this fall to step back in time and experience the events that took place here nearly 150 years ago!
Schedule of Events
From the north: Take I-81 South to Exit 302 for Middletown. Make a right at the end of the ramp onto Reliance Road. Reliance Road will end in 0.5 miles at US 11; turn left and go through Middletown. The battlefield is just south of town on the right.
From the south: Take I-81 North to Exit 298 for Strasburg. Make a left at the end of the ramp onto US 11 North. Drive approximately 3 miles; the battlefield will be on your left.
From Washington D.C. and the east: Take I-66 west to I-81. Merge onto I-81 South and take the first exit (Exit 298, Strasburg). Make a right at the end of the ramp onto US 11 North. Drive approximately 3 miles; the battlefield will be on your left.
Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation
P.O. Box 229
Middletown, VA 22645
(540) 869-2064/ (540) 465-5884