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Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
The Belle Grove manor house
The Belle Grove manor house
LocationFrederick, Shenandoah, and Warren counties, Virginia, USA
Nearest cityMiddletown, Virginia
Coordinates39°10′03″N 78°18′03″W / 39.1675°N 78.30083°W / 39.1675; -78.30083Coordinates: 39°10′03″N 78°18′03″W / 39.1675°N 78.30083°W / 39.1675; -78.30083
Area3,593 acres (1,454 ha)
EstablishedDecember 19, 2002
VisitorsNot available (in 2004)
Governing bodyNational Park Service in partnership with the NTHP.
Cedar Creek Battlefield and Belle Grove
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark District
U.S. National Historical Park
National Trust for Historic Preservation
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Nearest city: Middletown, Virginia
Coordinates: 39°0′44″N 78°18′16″W / 39.01222°N 78.30444°W / 39.01222; -78.30444
Built/Founded: 1797
Architect: Hite, Isaac
Architectural style(s): Federal
Governing body: Private (NTHP, etc)
Added to NRHP: August 11, 1969
Designated NHLD: August 11, 1969[2]
Designated NHP: December 19, 2002
NRHP Reference#: 69000243[1]

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park became the 388th unit of the United States National Park Service when it was authorized on December 19, 2002. The National Historical Park was created to protect several historically significant locations in the Shenandoah Valley of Northern Virginia, notably the site of the American Civil War Battle of Cedar Creek and the Belle Grove Plantation.

The National Park Service does not operate any facilities within the park at this time. Much of the park remains under private ownership and for this reason, most of the park is still closed to visitors. A visitor center operated by the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation is open to the public at the battlefield site.

The Cedar Creek Battlefield and Belle Grove is also a U.S. National Historic Landmark.[2] and the 900 acre "Cedar Creek Battlefield and Belle Grove", is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The plantation house of Belle Grove (1797) in Middletown, Virginia is open to the public and operates independently as part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Cedar Creek Battlefield and Belle Grove Plantation". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-26.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "nhlsum" defined multiple times with different content

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