Things to see and do in the Shenandoah Valley

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THE FIRST THING YOU MAY NOTICE when entering the Shenandoah Valley is the magnificent scenery. With the famous Blue Ridge Mountains at its eastern border and the Allegheny Mountains, including the Great North Mountain, to the west, the valley is one of the most scenic in the United States.

Experience fiery fall foliage, vibrant spring blooms and picture-postcard farms and inns along scenic byways, country roads and the ever-popular Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy outdoor recreational activities in the vast Shenandoah National Park or the George Washinton and Jefferson National Forests that blanket the region. Marvel at expansive mountain vistas, miles of hiking trails and trout-filled streams, and enormous one-of-a-kind naturally created caverns.

Discover crafts, antiques, foods, quaint villages and towns, theatrical entertainment, museums and sites highlighting the mountain heritage of the region. Relax at one of many four-season resorts offering golf, tennis, skiing and more.

      Crystal Caverns at Hupp's Hill--33231 Old Valley Pike, Strasburg--540-465-8660
      Dixie Caverns--5753 W. Main St., (Exit 132, I-81), Salem--540-380-2085
      Endless Caverns--Route 11, New Market--540-896-2283
      Grand Caverns--Grottoes--888-430-2283
      Luray Caverns--970 US Hwy. 211 West, Luray--540-743-6551
      Natural Bridge Caverns--Rt. 11, Natural Bridge--800-533-1410
      Shenandoah Caverns--I-81, Exit 269, Shenandoah Caverns--540-477-3115
      Skyline Caverns--Rt. 340 South, Front Royal--800-296-4545

Civil War Sites:
      Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation--8437 Valley Pike, Middletown--540-869-2064
      Kernstown Battlefield Association--PO Box 1327,
      New Market Battlefield State Historical Park--Collins Pkwy., New Market--540-740-3101
      Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation--298 W. Old Cross Rd., New Market--540-740-4545

Historic Sites:
      Belle Grove Plantation--336 Belle Grove Rd., Middletown--540-869-2028
      Confederate Soldiers Cemetery--Main St., Mt.
      Historic Long Branch--830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood--540-837-1856
      Natural Bridge--Rt. 11, Natural Bridge--800-533-1410
      New Market Walking Tours--9317 N. Congress St., New Market--540-325-9529
      Shenandoah Valley Rural Heritage Foundation--PO Box 355, Verona--540-255-3987

Historical Societies:
      Augusta County Historical Society--Rt. 11, (government complex) Verona--540-248-4151
      Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society--312 E. Ridgeway St., Clifton Forge--540-862-2210
      Clark County Historical Foundation--32 E. Main St., Berryville--540-955-2600
      Fincastle--PO Box 19, Fincastle--540-473-3077
      Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society--High St., Dayton--540-879-2681
      Highland Historical Society--Rt. 645, McDowell--540-396-4478
      Historic Staunton Foundation--120 S. Augusta St., Staunton--540-885-7676
      Historical Society of Western Virginia--One Market Square, 3rd Floor--Roanoke--540-342-5770
      New Market Historical Society--PO Box 141, New Market--
      Newtown History Center--5408 Main St., Stephens City--540-869-1700
      Rockbridge Historical Society--E. Washington St., Lexington--540-464-1058
      Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center--1921A Heritage Center Way, Harrisonburg--540-438-1275
      Winchester-Frederick Historical Society--1340 S. Pleasant Valley Rd., Winchester--540-662-6550

      American Celebration on Parade--I-81, Exit 269, Shenandoah Caverns--540-477-4300
      Augusta Military Academy Museum--Rt. 11, Fort Defiance--540-248-3007
      Frontier Culture Museum--I-81, Exit 222, West on US 250, Staunton--540-332-7850
      George C. Marshall Museum--VMI Parade, Lexington--540-463-7103
      George Washington's Office Museum--Braddock & Cork St., Winchester--540-662-4412
      Harrisonburg Children's Museum--30 N. Main St., Harrisonburg--540-443-8900
      Jeane Dixon Museum and Library--132 N. Massanutten St., Strasburg--540-465-5884
      McCormick Farm--128 McCormick Farm Circle, Steeles Tavern--540-377-2255
      Museum of American Presidents--130 N. Massanutten St., Strasburg--540-465-5999
      Museum of the Shenandoah Valley--901 Amherst St., Winchester--540-662-1473
      Natural Bridge Wax Museum--Rt. 11, Natural Bridge--800-533-1410
      New Market Battlefield State Historical Park--Collins Pkwy., New Market--540-740-3101
      Old Court House Civil War Museum--20 N. Loudoun St., Winchester--540-542-1145
      P. Buckley Moss Museum--150 P. Buckley Moss Dr., Waynesboro--540-949-6473
      Port Republic Museum--Water St., Port Republic
      Salem Museum--801 East Main St., Salem--540-389-6760
      Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum--54 S. Loudoun St., Winchester--540-722-2020
      Shenandoah Valley Folk Art and Heritage Center--382 High St., Dayton--540-879-2616
      Stonewall Jackson House Museum--8 E. Washington St., Lexington--540-463-2552
      Stonewall Jackson Museum--33229 Old Valley Pike, Strasburg--540-465-5884
      Virginia Museum of Transportation--303 Norfolk Ave., Roanoke--540-342-5670
      Virginia Quilt Museum--301 S. Main St., Harrisonburg--540-433-3818
      VMI Museum--VMI Campus, Lexington--540-464-7334
      Warren Rifles Confederate Museum--95 Chester St., Front Royal--540-636-6982
      Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library--18-24 N. Coalter St., Staunton--540-885-0897

National Forests/Parks:
      Blue Ridge Parkway--PO Box 2136,  Asheville, NC--
      GW & Jefferson National Forests--5162 Valley Pointe Pkwy., Roanoke--540-265-5100
      Lee Ranger District, USDA Forest Service--109 Molineu Rd., Edinburg--540-984-4101
      Shenandoah National Park--PO Box 727, Luray--800-778-2851
      Shenandoah National Park--Hwy. 211 E., Luray--540-999-3500
      Shenandoah River State Park--Route 340, Bentonville--800-933-7275
      Skyline Drive--Shenandoah National Park--

Wildlife Center:
      The Wildlife Center of Virginia--S. Delphine Ave., Waynesboro--540-942-9453

Shenandoah Valley

County of Augusta
City of Staunton
City of Waynesboro
Chamber of Commerce
State of Virginia

Shenandoah Shakespeare
Woodrow Wilson Birthplace
Frontier Culture Museum
Stonewall Jackson Hotel