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Plantations, Wine & Battlefields
Get set for history, wine and food. Begin the adventure with
a wine tasting at Shenandoah Valley Vineyards. They take their name from
the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This valley was known as the "breadbasket
of the confederacy" during the US Civil War. Most structures in the valley
were burned during General Sheridan's Valley Campaign to destroy confederate
supply lines. Now, as to whether the barn survived the Civil War or was
built/rebuilt soon after the war, this is a matter of contention and further
research, but the barn is now our barrel room and tasting room.
Caverns, Plantations, and Battlefields
Belle Grove Plantation was an 18th-century grain and livestock
farm, which, in its prime encompassed about 7500 acres of land. The unique
limestone house was completed in 1797 for Major Isaac Hite and his wife
Nelly, sister of future President James Madison. The house has remained
virtually unchanged through the years, offering visitors an experience
of the life and times of the people who lived there. During the Civil War,
it was at the center of the decisive Battle of Cedar Creek. Imagine waking
up one morning and finding the Civil War in your backyard. Learn what happened
Hot Glass, Horses & Heroes
Winchester, Staunton, Lexington
Winchester, Staunton and Lexington in the Shenandoah Valley
have played a large part in America’s heritage. From the time of Washington’s
early life a surveyor in the frontier to Stonewall Jackson defending the
Valley from the Yankees to the influx of artists and the horse lovers.
Apples, Plantations and Parades
Winchester, Middletown, Front Royal
Come join the celebration – American Celebration on Parade!
The Shenandoah Valley’s newest attraction is a unique collection of stunning
parade floats, props, and stage settings from American entertainment and
political history. You’ll find floats from the Rose parade, Presidential
Inaugurals, Thanksgiving parades and many other prestigious parades. You’ll
recognize many of these floats and other celebration art pieces and you
will be amazed at their size and beauty.
War, Widows and Wineries
Winchester, Middletown, Front Royal, Staunton, Virginia
Located on Port Republic Road is the Widow Pence Farm. The
farm is situated on a part of the historic Cross Keys Battlefield where
on June 8, 1862 the Confederates launched a surprise attack against the
Union. Widow Pence found herself that day in the middle of the Civil War.
What happened to her, the farm and the family will be answered at a special
dinner to be held on this privately owned property. A rare treat.
Ghosts, Curses & Halloween
Winchester, Middletown and Staunton, Virginia
Experience Virginia's Shenandoah Valley in the fall and you
may never want to return home. Known as the "Daughter of the Stars," it
is a diverse and unique region awaiting your exploration. In the fall it
comes alive with color and is rich with the harvest of the region.
American Celebration on Parade, New Market and the American Frontier
New Market to Staunton
American Celebration on Parade Come join the celebration –
American Celebration on Parade! The Shenandoah Valley’s newest attraction
is a unique collection of stunning parade floats, props, and stage settings
from American entertainment and political history. You’ll find floats from
the Rose parade, Presidential Inaugurals, Thanksgiving parades and many
other prestigious parades. You’ll recognize many of these floats and other
celebration art pieces and you will be amazed at their size and beauty.
Shenandoah My Shenandoah
Winchester, Middletown and Staunton, Virginia
Experience Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and enjoy national
parks atop the fabled Blue Ridge Mountains, wCivil War battlefields and
Revolutionary War sites, tour caverns and gardens. Known as the "Daughter
of the Stars," it is a diverse and unique region awaiting your exploration.
Gardens, Mills and Vineyards
Staunton, Front Royal, Winchester, Virginia
Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, half
way between Staunton and Lexington is Raphine, Virginia. Raphine is in
what was known as "the breadbasket of the South" and five miles from the
spot where Cyrus McCormick invented the reaper. Begin the three day adventure
in this glorious area.
A Spy, A Widow and Brave Men
Staunton, Winchester, Cross Keys, Front Royal
The Shenandoah Valley stretches 200 miles across the Blue Ridge
and Allegheny mountains. It's been nicknamed "The Big Valley" and immortalized
in song, dance, film and television. The History & Heritage of the
region includes many sites devoted to the pioneers who traveled westward,
settled and farmed the fertile valley. During the Civil War, this region
was nicknamed "The Breadbasket of the Confederacy."
Shakespeare To Stonewall Jackson
The amphitheaters in which Shakespeare and his company performed
are enjoying a renaissance. As with the fictional dinosaurs of Jurassic
Park, scholars have been able to "clone the DNA" of Shakespeare's Globe
Theatre, so that his vast three-story wooden "O" once again inhabits the
landscape along the banks of the Thames in London. At Blackfriars Playhouse
in the Shenandoah Valley Shakespeare is accessible to all with fresh, energetic
productions. This is the world's only re-creation of William Shakespeare's
original indoor theatre.
Do You Know???
Winchester, Staunton, Lexington, Front Royal
Amazing stories and a great deal of fun in this great tour
in the Shenandoah Valley. Discover many fun facts with your special guide
who will take you through the small communities and countryside as you
make many discoveries.
A President, A Playhouse and Cross Keys
In the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Staunton - the Queen
City on the Great Wagon Road between the Blue Ridge and the Alleghenies
- offers old fashioned Americana at its best. Staunton's historic charm
and warm hospitality will make your visit an unforgettable excursion into
America's past. Staunton is a unique community of cohesive neighborhoods
and a central business district with an impressive inventory of historic
buildings and landscapes most dating from the City's late 19th century