Historical Interests

American Celebration On Parade

Peaking interest in visitors of all ages, come join the celebration – American Celebration on Parade! See their unique collection of stunning parade floats, props, and stage settings from famous presidential inaugurals.  Over 30 floats from the Rose and Thanksgiving Day Parade on display.
American Celebration On Parade
397 Caverns Rd.
Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847

540-477-4300

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Caring for the Wounded Brochure

The Shenandoah County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee proudly presents "Caring for the Wounded: Civil War Medical Service in Shenandoah County, Virginia." This brochure tells the story of make-shift hospitals and how the county residents cared for soldiers regardless of what uniform they wore. Read quotes from residents diaries, read of the food contributions made to local hospitals when residents had so little food to spare, and learn about where you can go to see exhibits at area museums. Download a copy of the brochure here  

888-367-3965

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Edinburg Mill and Museum

The Edinburg Mill was built in 1848 by George Grandstaff and was in continuous operation as a grist mill until 1978. It is famous for the fact that it is one of the few mills in the Valley that was not burned by Sheridan during the Civil War. The mill is NOW OPEN Monday-Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm and Sundays from 12-5 pm.Check out the mill, visit the museum, or set up an event to be hosted here. 540-984-8400 or email us at edinbrgmill@gmail.com Film, "The Burning", re-creation of store fronts, transportation and agricultural exhibits.
Edinburg Mill and Museum
214 S. Main St.
Edinburg, VA 22824

540-984-8400

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Fisher’s Hill Battlefield: Toms Brook/Strasburg area

Part of Sheridan's 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, this battlefield site has interpretive signage and scenic views. For more information, please visit
Fisher’s Hill Battlefield: Toms Brook/Strasburg area
Battlefield Rd.
Toms Brook, VA 22660

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Hupp’s Hill Civil War Park

This fun and fact filled Civil War Park has something for everyone. The walking trails through the civil war earthworks provide visitors with a relaxing stroll through the beautiful grounds, and a fresh perspective of the local natural and manmade environment, and the history of the site. The newly refurbished museum tells the story of the Shenandoah Valley in 1864, and the variety of battles and actions that occurred, as well as the hardships the women and children endured to maintain the homes. Numerous displays and artifacts are available for viewing and learning. The new theater provides a place to learn even more through the DVD presentations. For those who prefer to shop, the well stocked gift/book shop has a wide variety of books about the Civil War action in the area, as well as lots of gifts and souvenirs. Yes, Hupp’s Hill Civil War Park has something for everyone!
Hupp’s Hill Civil War Park
33229 Old Valley Pike
Strasburg, VA 22657

540-869-2064

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Meem’s Bottom Covered Bridge

Tourists from miles around pay a visit to one of the best-known covered bridges in Virginia, a 204-foot single-span Burr arch truss known as Meem's Bottom in Shenandoah County. The bridge site takes its name from the Meem family that owned the Strathmore estate west of the Shenandoah River. This long span over the North Fork of the river carried traffic for more than 80 years before being burned by vandals on Halloween 1976. After salvaging the original timbers, the bridge was reconstructed and eventually under girded with steel beams and concrete piers. Succeeding at least two other bridges, the Meem’s Bottom Bridge was built in 1894 from materials cut and quarried nearby for the massive arch supports and stone abutments, which extended 10 feet below the riverbed. Records show that one bridge was burned in 1862 as Stonewall Jackson went up the valley ahead of Union General John C. Fremont, prior to the battles of Harrisonburg, Cross Keys and Port Republic. Another was washed away in a flood in 1870.
Meem’s Bottom Covered Bridge

Our Soldiers Cemetery 1861-1865 Mount Jackson

Burial site of more than 400 Confederate soldiers representing 11 southern states. Located in the Town of Mount Jackson, VA along U.S. Route 11.
Our Soldiers Cemetery 1861-1865 Mount Jackson

Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse

Constructed in 1795 of native limestone, the Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse is the oldest courthouse west of the Blue Ridge Mountains in continuous use. It saw much activity during the Civil War, with troops from both sides in and around the building and leaving their mark with graffiti on the interior walls.  A Greek Revival addition was built in 1871 that contained a new courtroom and construction in 1886 added clerk's offices in the Victorian style.  The front of the building was altered in 1927 with the addition of columns and a portico. The building's cupola is topped with a weather vane of delicate scrollwork and a figure of uncertain identity even today. The courthouse served as the center of county government until the early 20th century.  Adjacent to the courthouse, the traditional Lawyer's Row remains though the original buildings are used for other purposes. The courthouse now serves as a Visitor Information Center, Historic Courtroom Museum, Shenandoah County Historical Society offices, community use space and for periodic court use. Open Thursday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse
103 North Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664

540-459-6227 or 540-459-1795

Strasburg Museum

Housed in a Southern Railway depot, the Museum exhibits include 18th, 19th, and 20th century pieces and items from Colonial farms, barns, and homes. Native American artifacts, Civil War articles, a railway baggage car, three Victorian-style rooms, and a large collection of Strasburg pottery. Open daily May 1 - October 31. Admission is $3.00 for adults; $1.00 for teenagers; and .50 for children 12 and under.
Strasburg Museum
440 E. King St.
Strasburg, VA 22657

540-465-3175

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The Virginia Museum of the Civil War

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War tells the story of the 1864 Battle of New Market and the Civil War in Virginia. Learn more about the young cadets from Virginia Military Institute who fought in what became known as "The field of lost shoes" during the Battle of New Market and browse exhibits about the war in the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia. Admission ticket includes the Battlefield, the Hall of Valor Civil War Museum, and Bushong Farm. Open 9 am -5 pm daily (closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Day.) Special events throughout the year, including the annual Battle of New Market Reenactment each May; the oldest annual reenactment in the nation. Home to the Shenandoah Valley Tourist Information Center.
The Virginia Museum of the Civil War
8895 George Collins Parkway
New Market, VA 22844

866-515-1864

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Woodstock Museum of Shenandoah County, Virginia

The Woodstock Museum consists of two 18th century houses located within a block of what is locally known as "The Old Shenandoah County Courthouse," the oldest active courthouse west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Both of the Woodstock Museum houses, the Marshall House & the Wickham House, have historic connections to the Old Courthouse. The Museum's houses are open, free of charge, to the Public MAY - OCTOBER. Volunteer Docents offer tours during those months on THURSDAY - SATURDAY, from 1 pm until 4 pm. Other times are available by appointment (visit our Contact Us page for more info). NO ADMISSION FEE! but donations as gratefully accepted.
Woodstock Museum of Shenandoah County, Virginia
104 S. Muhlenberg St.
Woodstock, VA 22664

540-459-5518

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