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157th Anniversary Weekend – Living History


Visit Cedar Mountain Battlefield on August 10 and 11, 2019

to commemorate the 157th anniversary of the battle with a living history experience for all ages

Battle of Cedar Mountain

Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Mountain / photos courtesy of Michael Block


**Please note: a schedule of activities for the 157th anniversary will be posted in early summer 2019.**

Activities commemorating the anniversary of the battle typically feature a variety of immersive experiences for all ages. Activities are designed to share the stories of Civil War soldiers and civilians before, during, and after the battle, and allow visitors to:

  • “Fall in” with Confederate and Union infantry to take part in military drills similar to the drills by soldiers preparing for battle more than 150 years ago.
  • Have a hands-on look at the equipment – or “kit” – soldiers would have carried.
  • Meet members of the Confederate cavalry.
  • Check out artillery guns positioned for battle.
  • Visit military encampments.
  • Interact with civilian refugees from the area impacted by the battle.
  • Join a torchlight tour to visit encampments as the day winds down.

Anniversary weekend activities are free to the public. Donations are welcome and will benefit restoration and preservation of the Cedar Mountain Battlefield. Activities are sponsored by Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield.

Parking will be available at the George Washington Carver School, located at 9433 James Madison Highway near the battlefield. Shuttle buses will transport guests every 15 minutes. Please note that parking for the 8:00 pm torchlight tours on Saturday will be at the battlefield.

The Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield look forward to welcoming you on August 10th and 11th!