Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park is pleased to announce a series of special “History at Sunset” programs. These ranger-conducted presentations cover a variety of subjects and provide visitors an opportunity to see sites normally not open, or widely accessible, to the general public. “The history of the Shenandoah Valley is rich and fascinating,” according to Lead Ranger Eric Campbell, “These programs offer an opportunity to learn some of its many stories in a more detailed fashion.” Explore and learn about some of the “hidden gems” of the park and the Shenandoah Valley. Each program is free and lasts between 90 minutes to two hours.
June 14, 6:30 p.m.
Flank to Flank: Hiking in the Footsteps of Soldiers While Exploring the Terrain of the Third Winchester Battlefield
Besides being excellent places to experience history, many Civil War battlefields are also great places for hiking. With more than five miles of well-maintained trail over rolling terrain and through woodlots, the Third Winchester battlefield is one of the best. Join Ranger Rick Ashbacker to not only hike most of the battlefield, but also discuss key events, locations, and natural features on the site of the largest battle in the Shenandoah Valley. Meet at the parking lot for the Third Winchester Battlefield Visitor Center (541 Redbud Road, Winchester, VA 22603) *This activity is recommended primarily for visitors who are comfortable hiking at least 3-4 miles at a moderate pace.*