2.5 Hour Guided Tour Of The Cedar Creek Battlefield (10AM to 12:30PM)
Saturday, August 5th, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
Tour participants will meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time at 8437 Valley Pike, Middletown, Virginia 22645. Please wear boots or sturdy shoes. The tour will go on in the event of rain (have an umbrella or rain coat handy), but may be postponed or rescheduled in the event of severe weather (registrants will be notified by email in the event of a postponement or rescheduled tour). As this tour is conducted caravan-style, four wheel drive vehicles are recommended but not required. Ride sharing will be highly encouraged to reduce the number of cars participating in the tour route (pending COVID related restrictions or guidelines). Registrants may also elect not to ride share.
Join us for a special event weekend of guided tours of the October 19th, 1864, Battle of Cedar Creek! This 2.5 hour introductory tour led by Eric Lindblade, a Licensed Battlefield Guide from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, will explore multiple stops that give an overview of the landscape and scope of the Battle of Cedar Creek. This tour will also touch on topics such as the 1864 Valley Campaign, Civil War medicine, the civilian experience, the Confederate withdrawal, and more. All proceeds from registration fees will directly support the Heater House Restoration Fund and will be applied to our funding goal for window installation.
Meet your guide!
Eric Lindblade developed a passion for the American Civil War at just six years old after a visit to Gettysburg. He attended East Carolina University, is the author of “Fight As Long As Possible” - The Battle of Newport Barracks - February 2, 1864, and is currently completing a study of the 26th North Carolina and the Gettysburg Campaign. Lindblade is the co-host of the popular The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast and has served as a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park since 2016. Over the course of his career, he has conducted thousands of hours worth of tours on battlefields across the United States.