Third Winchester Battlefield

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.