Access to the Third Winchester Battlefield is available year-round and consists of a 5-mile combination of shared-use (bicycling and walking) and hiker only trails. Visitors can take a self-guided tour on this path, complete with interpretive signage and scenic views.
Because of its size, intensity, and result, many historians consider Third Winchester the most important conflict of the Shenandoah Valley. Over 54,000 forces were engaged in the battle with over 8,600 estimated casualties.
The battlefield land is owned by the Civil War Preservation Trust. More than 600 acres have been protected at Third Winchester by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, the Civil War Trust, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, the Virginia departments of Historic Resources and Game and Inland Fisheries, and other partners.
Directions and more information is available at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd, Winchester.
Last Updated: 1/14/2015 11:34 AM