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Shenandoah County and the Shenandoah Valley are well known for their role in the Civil War but did you know that this area also boasts a number of historical sites ranging from Native American history, the Revolutionary War, and even modern day history with several sites even playing a role in the World Wars. Learn more about Shenandoah County’s extensive history with this two day itinerary.
Explore Shenandoah’s other National Park with a tour of Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historic Park. Although most known for the Battle of Cedar Creek, visitors to The Park will learn about the rich heritage of the Shenandoah Valley dating back to when Native Americans first shaped these lands, through the pioneers along the Wilderness Road, the effects of the Civil War on the region and much more. Refuel with lunch in the charming historic town of Strasburg. There are numerous lunch spots to choose from, try Box Office Brewery where delicious smoked wings and smoked turkey sliders are menu favorites or Old Dominion Doggery (ODD for short) is a great lunch spot featuring burgers and hotdogs using locally sourced meats with unique toppings and combinations. After lunch, discover Strasburg’s rich pottery and railroad history with a tour of the Strasburg Museum. The museum itself is housed in a Southern Railway depot and includes exhibits featuring 18th, 19th and 20th Century pieces from Colonial farms, barns and homes as well as Native American Artifacts and Civil War articles. Located just across the street is the Strasburg Emporium, an antique lover’s dream with over 52,000 square feet of antiques and collectibles. Enjoy a leisurely drive down scenic U.S. Route 11, also known as the Old Valley Pike to the Town of Woodstock. Be sure to stop in the Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse to learn about the history of the county and the town’s famed connections to the Revolutionary War. Stroll through town and explore the quaint shops before enjoying a craft beer at the Woodstock Brewhouse. Located in a restored former denim factory from the 1920’s, the Woodstock Brewhouse offers an eclectic menu ranging from fish tacos, burgers, macaroni and cheese and salad. Stay the night in one of the many hotel chains in Woodstock including Comfort Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites or Holiday Inn Express.
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