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2020 has been a year full of unique challenges that have affected countless historic sites across our nation. Despite those challenges, the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation (CCBF) volunteers and staff have been working hard to make your preservation and battlefield exploration goals a reality. With the end of the year fast approaching, we find ourselves presented with an exciting opportunity: to work hard throughout this winter to tackle our biggest list of initiatives yet.

With your support this giving season, CCBF will take strides on a number of these projects, including many new preservation and education opportunities. Some of our key areas of focus include the restoration of the historic Heater House, retiring the XIX Corps trench debt and continuing the preservation of the earthworks, hiking trail expansion and interpretation, and developing museum programs and materials. Not only will we continue to educate about the Battle of Cedar Creek, but new program development will include lessons about a variety of subjects throughout the Shenandoah Valley’s extensive history.



Join our mission… preserve our past for our future!


Help Us To Save The Heater House

CCBF is beginning the planning of the restoration of the Heater House to its condition during the Civil War. The two-story building retains construction technology seldom found in surviving structures from the 18th Century. The project to restore the building will involve tender loving care to retain the hand hewn wood members and plaster that still remain a part of the structure. CCBF has launched a drive to fund the project.

Cedar Creek Battlefield Visitor’s Center

Our Visitor Center and Gift Shop overlooks the Cedar Creek Battlefield and the Belle Grove Plantation, providing picturesque scenery and unprecedented photo opportunities. Come sit on our front porch to enjoy the scenery when you visit. Passes and maps for the self-guided tour of the XIX Corps earthworks can be obtained here as well as information that tell more about the battle, the lands upon which it was fought, the men who fought here as well as the civilians who endured much during and after the war.

New Operations Manager

We are pleased to announce Ashley Sonntag as the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation’s Operations Manager/Museum Curator.When asked what sparked her interest in history, she answered with anecdotes of childhood family trips to Gettysburg where museums and living historians inspired her. She looks forward to making memorable experiences for our visitors and working with our park partners.
Ashley is leading the creation of a new museum space at CCBF Visitor Center so look for a Grand Opening Celebration as well as many other new guest experiences.