History at Sunset: Presented by Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
These ranger-conducted presentations cover a variety of subjects and provide visitors an opportunity to see sites not normally open, or widely accessible, to the general public. Explore and learn about some of the “hidden gems” of the park and the Shenandoah Valley. Each program is free and lasts between 60 to 90 minutes.
A Tale of Two Cemeteries: Winchester’s Mount Hebron and National Cemeteries
As the Confederates retreated through the town of Winchester the late afternoon of September 19, 1864, some Southern forces held out on “Cemetery Ridge,” where the town’s cemetery was located. Many Confederates who fell during this final stand would be buried there, in what is now the Confederate section of the Mount Hebron Cemetery. Later, across the street, the Winchester National Cemetery was established in 1866. Join Park Ranger Jeff Driscoll as he examines the story of both cemeteries. Meet at public parking area on West Street located behind the Mount Hebron Cemetery. (West Street can be accessed from either Woodstock Lane or National Avenue).
Admission Fee: Free
Last Updated: 9/5/2014 12:11 PM