The Culpeper Area Battlefields: Cedar Mountain & Brandy Station Combo Tour

Cedar Mountain & Brandy Station
Cedar Mountain & Brandy Station
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  • Guided Driving Tour With stops in each location
  • 8 Hours9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Culpeper Area Battlefield
  • $550Maximum 6 guests

Join a Historic Campaign on This Battles of Cedar Mountain & Brandy Station Combo Tour

Take a comprehensive battlefield tour of the Battle of Cedar Mountain and the Battle of Brandy Station!

Explore Culpeper County, home to some of Virginia’s pivotal Civil War battles on this comprehensive day tour, starting with Cedar Mountain—Stonewall Jackson’s final solo command—and then moving to Brandy Station, the largest cavalry battle in North America and a key part of the Gettysburg Campaign.

Begin at the Cedar Mountain battlefield contact station, where you’ll learn about President Lincoln’s strategy for a second front against Richmond and Union General Pope’s initiation of total war on Virginia soil.

Follow Jackson’s Army of the Valley…

Witness the arrival points of both General Pope’s division under Nathaniel Banks and Jackson’s Army of the Valley, and take a one-mile loop trail to visualize the unfolding battle, a significant moment preserved by the American Battlefield Trust.

After a brief lunch break, with dining recommendations provided, the tour includes a visit to historic downtown Culpeper and the Culpeper National Cemetery, showcasing numerous Civil War monuments.

The journey continues to Brandy Station, where discussions will cover Robert E. Lee’s Northern invasion plans and the strategic deployment of Confederate cavalry. Experience the intensity of cavalry clashes between J.E.B. Stuart and General Alfred Pleasonton’s forces, culminating in the fierce engagements at Fleetwood Hill, epitomizing the saber and pistol duels of the era.

There is much amazingly more to the opening phase of the Gettysburg Campaign and the largest cavalry battle in the Civil War, and we’ll take you there!

In the end, your battlefield guide will take you back to the tour starting location at the Cedar Mountain Battlefield Contact Station with commentary.

This private battlefield tour pairs nicely with the Battles of Mine Run and The Wilderness: After Gettysburg combo tour. Taking place in November of 1863 and May of 1864, it will pick up where you left off and start after the Gettysburg Campaign.

Let a Local Battlefield Guide Show You the Way

Let us show you the way as you relax and skip the self-guided tour hassle. Your own battlefield guide will meet you in front of the Cedar Mountain Battlefield Contact Station.

After an introduction, your battlefield guide will join your vehicle as you depart to your first stop. It is recommended that the battlefield guide drive your vehicle so you can relax and enjoy the tour, but it’s up to you who drives.

Joining your vehicle keeps the cost down so you can see more battlefields with us.

Step-on battlefield guides are available for larger passenger vehicles (van or bus). For more information and prices, please contact us.

Note: The battles of Cedar Mountain and Brandy Station can be tailored into one of our Custom Battlefield Tours.

What's Included

  • Professional & qualified local battlefield guide
  • Locate ancestor’s regiment on the battlefield With advance notice only

What to Bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bottled water
  • Jacket & umbrella
  • Sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Hat & light clothes
  • Insect repellant

What's Not Included

  • Vehicle
  • Food & drinks
  • Gratuities Optional


  • Tour meets at 9:00 am in front of the Cedar Mountain Battlefield Contact Station; 9465 General Winder Rd. Rapidan, Va. 22733.
  • A comprehensive tour of the entire Cedar Mountain battlefield area
  • A 30-minute lunch break at a recommended location by your battlefield guide
  • Tour historic downtown Culper
  • Travel to the Brandy Station battlefield with commentary
  • A comprehensive tour of the entire Brandy Station battlefield area

Special Notes

  • The minimum recommended age is 10 years old.
  • The tour makes multiple stops and gets out of the vehicle
  • This tour usually requires a one-mile loop walking trail with multiple stops. Some stops have bench seating
  • Tour can accommodate those with mobility challenges
  • Traveling between stops has commentary
  • The tour continues in all weather conditions as adjustments can be made to make everyone comfortable
  • We can locate an ancestor’s unit on the battlefield for no additional charge by simply giving us their unit’s information, for example, 10th New York regiment – Advance notice of a week or more is advised to better prepare.


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Cedar Mountain

Cedar Mountain Battlefield Tour

This is Stonewall Jackson’s last independent command. Hear about President Lincoln’s plan for a second front against Richmond while Union General Pope initiates total war on Virginia soil.
Brandy Station

Battle of Brandy Station Guided Battlefield Tour

Hear about the opening battle of the Gettysburg Campaign which will result in the largest cavalry battle in North America.