Shenandoah County, Virginia
I-81 Exits 298, 296, 291, 283, 273, 269 and 264.
Our quaint Bed & Breakfasts, peaceful river lodges, and mountain cabins all offer a restful place to escape. Our hotels and motels are close to area attractions and offer value and comfort. Families will love our attractions like the Shenandoah Caverns and American Celebration on Parade and our newest favorite, The Yellow Barn. To experience the true charm of Shenandoah County visit our small towns, each with their own charm of local eateries and artisan shopping and warm Shenandoah Valley hospitality.
Strasburg is an historic town rich with Civil War and settlement history - find out more at the Strasburg Museum. Consider enjoying the rural Rt.11 that will take you through Woodstock and Edinburg, two more small towns with revitalized downtown areas. In 1761, George Washington sponsored an act to charter a new village, what became the town of Woodstock. Edinburg was settled in the latter part of the 18th-century by Germans and Swiss who were attracted to the rich soil, beautiful countryside, and plentiful water of the Shenandoah River and Stony Creek.
Basye is home to Bryce Resort where families can enjoy year round outdoor recreation and one of the Shenandoah Valley's Ski Resorts. Take a drive to Mt. Jackson. The Mt. Jackson Historical District is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Union Church was used as a hospital, and you can see where the wounded soldiers wrote their names on the wall. Near Mt. Jackson, you can also see the longest covered bridge in Virginia. Find time for a Maize Quest or visit the Rt. 11 Potato Chip Factory made famous by good taste and unique flavors.
You're right around the corner from the Shenandoah Caverns Family of Attractions. Thrilling visitors from around the world, Shenandoah Caverns is the only cavern in Virginia with elevator service. At American Celebration on Parade, your family can also see spectacular parade floats from famous national celebrations. Right next door is The Yellow Barn, filled with local gifts and flavors, try some Virginia Wine or take home Virginia’s finest honey.
Continue south to New Market, which also played an active role during the Civil War. Stonewall Jackson’s troops marched through the Town on four occasions. On May 15, 1864, the historically significant Battle of New Market took place and is re-enacted each year in mid-May on the grounds of the famous New Market Battlefield State Historical Park. Learn more about the war between the states at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War.
Visit Shenandoah County, VA
Gateway to Shenandoah Visitor Center
33229 Old Valley Pike
Strasburg, VA 22657
Shenandoah Valley Travel Information Center
Virginia Museum of the Civil War
Route 305 George Collins Parkway
New Market, VA 22844
Towns Shenandoah County