Guided Battlefield Tours

Join Cedar Mountain Battlefield historians for a guided walking tour to 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. The tour explores terrain largely unchanged since the Civil War. Participants will gain insight into the chronology of the battle, learn stories of the soldiers and civilians impacted, and visit battlefield landmarks.

Guided Battlefield Tours.

Tours are held the second Saturday of the month from March or April through November, weather-permitting. The tours start at 10:00 am and typically last about 2 – 2.5 hours, leaving from the Meeting House, 9465 General Winder Road, Rapidan, VA 22733. The tour route is in both sun and shade and over uneven terrain. Sturdy walking shoes, bottled water, and bug spray in the warmer months are advised. In the event of inclement weather, a notice will be posted here and on Facebook regarding the status of the tour.

There is no admission fee, but donations are appreciated in support of preservation, stewardship, and education efforts. Register for an upcoming guided tour by emailin,

2023 Tour Schedule
Saturday, April 8th
Saturday, May 13th
Saturday, June 10th
Saturday, July 8th
Saturday, August 12th
Saturday, September 9th
Saturday, October 14th
Saturday, November, 11th

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