Guided battlefield tours

Join Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield (FCMB) historians for guided walking tours of the battlefield on the second Saturday of the month. 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.

Our next tour will be on Saturday, September 10 at 10:00 am.

The tour explores terrain largely unchanged since the Civil War. Participants gain insight into the chronology of the battle, learn stories of the soldiers and civilians impacted, and visit battlefield landmarks. 

The tour typically takes about 2 – 2.5 hours. The tour route is in both sun and shade; please dress to support your comfort. The terrain can be uneven; sturdy shoes are recommended. Bug spray is also recommended in warm months.

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 donation to FCMB is appreciated in support of preservation, stewardship and education efforts.
Parking: Friends of Cedar Mountain Meeting House, 9465 General Winder Road, Rapidan, VA 22733.
RSVP: Please direct any inquiries via the Contact Us form or email  info@friendsofcedarmountain.org

Additional guided tours are planned for October 8 and November 12.  If a tour must be cancelled, information will be shared here and on our Facebook page as soon as possible.

Private tours are available. To schedule a private tour, please inquire via the Contact Us form or email info@friendsofcedarmountain.org ahead of your visit.

We appreciate your interest!