Guided battlefield tours

Join Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield (FCMB) historians for guided walking tours of the battlefield on the following Saturdays at 10:00 am: May 8, June 12 and July 10. Learn about the August 9, 1862 encounter in which Confederate troops led by General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson prevailed over Federal troops led by General Nathaniel Banks at a cost of 3800 men killed or wounded.

During the tour exploring terrain largely unchanged since the Civil War, your guide will offer insight into the chronology of the battle, share stories of the soldiers and civilians impacted, and identify landmarks. 

Please note that physical distancing will be encouraged in accordance with current CDC and state guidelines for safety. 

The tour typically takes about 2 hours. The terrain can be uneven; sturdy shoes are recommended.

In the event of inclement weather, a notice will be posted here and on our Facebook page regarding the status of the tour.

Donation: A $10 donation to FCMB is requested.
Parking: Friends of Cedar Mountain Meeting House, 9465 General Winder Road, Rapidan, VA 22733.
RSVP: Please direct your rsvp and any inquiries to

We plan to offer our annual living history event in August, and restart monthly guided tours on September 11, followed by October 9 and November 13. Private tours are available by contacting in advance.