January 31, 2023

Treasures of the Cedar Creek Foundation

Middletown, VA

Recently, I stopped by the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation for the first time since before the pandemic. I found their exhibits had expanded greatly. .

The foundation is a partner in the preservation and interpretation of the battlefield in cooperation with the National Park Service, Belle Grove, and Shenandoah Valley Battlefields. The museum is across the Valley Pike (US 11) from Belle Grove, which also has exhibits. The National Park Service also has a visitor center in Middletown, which can be confusing to tourists.

At this museum you can see artifacts from the American Civil War and mid-19th century Shenandoah Valley. You can learn about the Battle of Cedar Creek, which took place on this land in 1864.


  1. Nice exhibit, I like the pottery! Take care, have a great day!

  2. The pottery in the first picture is very appealing.

  3. very interesting but I find all Civil War sites sad - a dark time in American history

  4. I like pottery too...as well as learning how people lived in those times.

  5. Looks like an excellent visitor Center Linda -- and isn't it nice to feel like we can go places like that again (more or less safely).


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