The Shenandoah Valley is teeming with excellent Virginia historical sites from before the revolution to the present day. For the history buffs, this is the beginning of the United States and the keeping of the Union.
Historic Homes and Museums
"Winchesters oldest home, served as areas first Quaker meeting house"
Open April - October Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4
1340 Pleasant Valley Rd Winchester, VA 22601
"Belle Grove is located in the northern Shenandoah Valley near Middletown, Virginia. It is an authentic 1797 Manor House and was built by Major Isaac Hite and his wife Nelly Madison Hite, sister of President James Madison." As a prized survivor of regional and national significance, Belle Grove is a National Historic Landmark, a Virginia Historic Landmark, and a historic property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Open April - October, Mon- Sat 10-4, Sun 1-4
15 Tannery Lane Millwood, VA 22646
"Oldest Operating mill in America with an Art Gallery Upstairs"
Call for hours During Season, purchase fresh milled flour.
15 Tannery Lane Millwood, VA 22646
"18th Century Log and Stone Building Interpreting the early years of Washington's life"
April - Oct , Mon - Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4
Corner of Braddock and Cork St Winchester, VA 22601
"Six acres of gardens and the new Shenandoah Valley Museum
Open March - November 10-4pm
901 Amherst Street Winchester, VA 22601
"Spend the day in the museum, and then lunch in the tea room"
901 Amherst St Winchester, VA 22601
"An architectural masterpiece, home of the Hot Air Balloon Festival in October, Mansion tours
830 Long Branch Ln Millwood, VA 22646 540-837-1856
Battlefields and Civil War Sites
"Home to one of the largest civil war re-enactments in the nation"
Open April - Oct Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 1-5pm
8437 Valley Pike Middletown, VA 22645
"Follow the Kernstown Battlefield walking trails for insights into the events of the First and Second Battles of Kernstown ... browse the battlefield Visitor Center to learn details of the history"
Open May - October
610 Battle Park Dr Winchester, VA 22601
" The bloodiest one day battle in American history" 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
Open All Year
From Labor Day to Memorial Day 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,From Memorial Day to Labor Day 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
"Where Southern Victories Tested Northern Resolve"
Park is open daily dawn to dusk
6511 Sudley Road Manassas, VA 20109
"Harpers Ferry was cited by art history experts as the most "painted town" in America, because of its spectacular scenery. It's the site of 3 civil war battles and is full of history. A great place to spend the afternoon!"
This quaint little town is always open, however shops and restaurants may have limited hours.
Harpers Ferry, WV
Art and Culture
Art and Culture are a staple of life not only at L'Auberge Provencale, but in the surrounding counties as well. Local artisans, musicians, and theaters to nourish the soul abound.
"A central focus of community activities through the years. As the town developed around the barns and park grounds, it was clear the old barns could contribute in a significant way." Here are just a few of the activities:
Education – classes, workshops
- Dance, song, pottery, painting
- Concerts - jazz & swing, soul & folk, classical & bluegrass
- Exhibitions, presentations, dinners
- Films for all, classic or not
- Art therapies – health, movement, focus
- A coffeehouse for teenagers
- A space for historic crafts
- Youth, civic & garden groups
- A stage for dramas, stories, puppets and poems
Tuesday - Friday 11am - 4pm Saturday 12pm - 3pm
95 Chalmers Ct Berryville VA
"Celebrating 82 years of presenting quality love theater in historic Winchester"
Visit their website and box office to see upcoming productions
315 West Boscawen Street, Winchester VA 22601
"Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre produces four Broadway musicals each summer in the beautiful 630-seat Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. One of the premier Universities for Music featuring performances in music, theater, and dance.
Visit website to see upcoming performances
1460 University Drive Winchester, VA 22601
Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932 in Winchester Memorial Hospital. Patsy Cline rose to fame through the country music charts and had many top hits including, "Crazy" which remains the most played song on jukeboxes.
The museum celebrates her life and is located in her childhood home. The house has been lovingly restored to look as it did when Patsy was growing up.
April 1 – October 31, 2012 (Closed on Mondays) Tuesday through Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm, tours scheduled every 45 minutes: 10:00am; 10:45am; 11:30am; 12:15pm; 1:00pm; 1:45pm; 2:30pm; and last tour 3:15pm Sundays 1:00pm to 4:00 pm, tours scheduled every 45 minutes: 1:00pm; 1:45pm; 2:30pm; and last tour 3:15pm
1400 South Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester, VA 22601