Shenandoah Valley

Discover the heart of the Shenandoah Valley by visiting nearby Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County, Virginia.

The Old South truly lives in the quiet streets of Lexington, the hallways of Washington & Lee University and the cadets of Virginia Military Institute. Experience it: The National Historic Landmark, Lee Chapel and Museum, was built in 1867 under the supervision of Robert E. Lee, and he and members of his family are buried beneath the chapel. Virginia Military Institute, founded in 1839, is the oldest state-supported military college in the nation. On May 15, 1864 the VMI Corps of Cadets was engaged as a unit in the Civil War battle at New Market, Virginia. Tour the Stonewall Jackson House, the only home the Confederate General owned. Include a visit to the VMI Museum and the George C. Marshall Museum. Choose a play or concert at the Theater at Lime Kiln. Lexington & The Rockbridge Area Visitor Center 877-4-LEXVA2.

Natural Bridge
One of the most renowned wonders of the new world, Natural Bridge was among the more popular sites for worldwide visitors in the 18th and 19th centuries. Even young surveyor George Washington left his mark, carving his initials on the bridge in 1750 while surveying the site for Lord Fairfax. Visit the Natural Bridge, Cedar Creek Trail and Nature Park, The Natural Bridge Caverns, The Wax Museum and Factory. Natural Bridge Inn & Conference Center 1-800-533-1410, Natural Bridge Wax Museum and Factory Tour, 800-323-8843.

Luray Caverns
A tinsmith and a local photographer uncovered the wonders of Luray Caverns in 1878. Since then, millions have made Luray Caverns the most popular cave in Eastern America and an internationally acclaimed destination. 4,000,000 centuries in the making beneath Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, this U. S. Natural Landmark awaits your discovery. Call 540-743-6551 for more information.

For More Information contact:

Staunton Augusta Visitors Center – 1-800-332-5219
Waynesboro/Augusta Co. Chamber of Commerce – 1-800-471-3109

Walton’s Mountain Museum
Wander back to the gentle time when the Hamner’s graced the mountains of Schuyler, VA, a small mountain village of 400 people in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Walton’s Mountain Museum, opened in 1992, is located in the old Schuyler Elementary School, across the street from the boyhood home of Earl Hamner, Jr.

Call 434-831-2000 or e-mail waltonmt@cstone.net for more information.