Battle of Cedar Creek 2023

Battle of Cedar Creek

The Battle of Cedar Creek, a pivotal moment in the final months of the American Civil War, has been commemorated annually for over three decades by the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation. This longstanding tradition brings together a large-scale reenactment along with various activities, all aimed at honoring the brave men who fought in the battle and acknowledging the impact it had on the community. Taking place on the third weekend of October, often coinciding closely with the battle’s actual anniversary, this reenactment offers a unique opportunity to step back in time and gain a fresh perspective on how this conflict, which occurred almost 160 years ago, has shaped our present-day world.

The event encompasses much more than the reenactment itself. Educational programs, including engaging presentations, informative displays, captivating demonstrations, and direct interaction between reenactors and the public, enhance the overall experience. These elements combine to transport attendees back in time, enabling them to better understand the historical significance of the war.

We cordially invite you to join us for this extraordinary weekend, where history truly comes alive. Over the course of two days, reenactors meticulously recreate the final major battle in the Shenandoah Valley. Witness the impressive sight of cavalry, artillery, and infantry soldiers in action both on the battlefield and in their encampments. Each day is filled with a schedule of battle scenarios, musical performances, thought-provoking presentations, and demonstrations showcasing the medical, military, and civilian aspects of the era. Additionally, there will be fundraising raffles, merchants offering their wares, and a variety of food vendors available on-site, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for all who attend.

Saturday October 21st
Gates Open 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Battle of Cedar Creek Reenactment 2:00PM

Sunday October 22nd
Gates Open 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Battle of Cedar Mountain, 1:00PM

8437 Valley Pike
Middletown, Virginia 22645
+1 (540) 869-2064

On Site Concessions
Melted Dreams Food Co.
C & C Frozen Treats

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