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The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation invites you to commemorate the 148th Cedar Creek Weekend. This once in a lifetime event is something your friends and family won’t want to miss!
View large scale battle reenactments with over 4,000 Civil War reenactors in uniform. Smell the gun smoke from thousands of muskets and hear the roar of cannon!
See history come to life in the military and civilian camps. Meet living historians portraying actual people from the past. Talk to the men about their weapons and equipment, or to their wives about life on the homefront. Try on a uniform, help set up a tent or take a turn cooking over the open fire.
View demonstrations of military equipment and tactics. Learn how many steps it took to load and fire a musket. Find out about different kinds of cannon and how far they could shoot. Hear about the feeding and care of horses (and men!). See the grisly reality of treating battle injuries and illness.
Watch blacksmiths, woodworkers, tailors, gunsmiths, and other historic craftsmen ply their trades.
History buff? Visit the symposium tent for in-depth presentations on a variety of Civil War topics.
Like to shop? Take a stroll along sutler row! This “Civil War mall” hosts a variety of shops offering uniforms, dresses, quilts, hats, books, and other memorabilia.
Hungry? Stop at the modern concession area and enjoy corn dogs, fries, kettle corn, and other tasty fare.
Don’t forget to visit the souvenir tent, where you’ll find collectables, apparel, and other unique gifts to remember your visit for years to come!
Cedar Creek Weekend has something for everyone!
Directions & Parking
The event is held on the Cedar Creek Battlefield at 8437 Valley Pike along US 11 just south of Middletown, Virginia. Parking is conveniently located at the entrance gate.
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.
Single Day Pass: $15
Weekend Pass: $25