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Battle of Middleburg | Mt. Defiance Historic Park

Things To Do

tavern at mt. defiance

Historic buildings & markers

Visit the historic civil war-era buildings still standing at Mt. Defiance, including a blacksmith's shop and cottage, both of which were actually on site during the battle and played a roll in forces taking cover. Guests are not permitted inside the structures but are free to walk the grounds surrounding. 

Hunting For History

Hunting For History In Loudoun County

Looking for a fun, safe family activity? Print out our fun and educational scavenger hunt, jump in the car, and set out on a Loudoun County adventure!

Outdoor Programs
Sign at Mt Defiance

Walking trails

Tour the grounds of Mt. Defiance on a walking path that explores the property and provides several historic markers detailing the events here. 


Climb UPton is Now Open Daily!

Climb UPton is now open daily for the 2023 season! 

Choose your own adventure with 90 unique elements and 3 levels of difficulty. Overcome new challenges each time you climb. 



Waterparks are now open weekends, 11 AM - 7 PM.

Purchase an Annual Waterpark Pass for just $70 per individual. Receive admission to all 5 waterparks; discounts on food, beverage and retail; early entry to the waterparks; and special discounts on NOVA Parks attractions and events.