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.

Tours are held the second and fourth 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 Visitor’s Center, 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. 

2023 Tour Schedule
Saturday, September 9th
Saturday, September 23rd
Saturday, October 14th
Saturday, October 28th
Saturday, November, 11th
Saturday, November 25th

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