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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. 


Can you conquer Climb UPton?

Climb UPton—the largest ropes course in the Mid-Atlantic— is NOW OPEN DAILY! Climb UPton offers 90 different elements and three levels of difficulty.

Waterparks are NOW OPEN DAILY!

Make a splash today at one of five NOVA Parks Waterparks, and enjoy a full day of summer fun! Waterparks open daily at 11 a.m. through August 20.* *Ocean Dunes opens at 10 a.m. on Mondays.