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All Tours: 11

Tour curated by: Shenandoah County Library | 37 Locations

A tour of historic sites within the Town of Woodstock. Woodstock is the fourth oldest town in Virginia. Steeped in history, the town was home to the famed Revolutionary Peter Muhlenberg, who came in 1772 to serve as a Lutheran pastor. He is most…

Tour curated by: Shenandoah County Library and Edinburg Heritage Association | 18 Locations

A tour of historic sites in the Town of Edinburg. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and situated in central Shenandoah County, Edinburg, is a small town in the Shenandoah Valley. Its streets are filled with historic sites,…

Tour curated by: Shenandoah County Library and Mt. Jackson Museum | 42 Locations

A tour of historic sites in the town of Mt. Jackson. The Town of Mt. Jackson began with an Act of Assembly on January 27, 1826. The state made the decision, over the objection of some locals, to name the village, formerly known as Mt. Pleasant,…

Tour curated by: Shenandoah County Library and New Market Historical Society | 14 Locations

A tour of historic sites in the town of New Market. The first Europeans arrived in New Market in 1727. They flocked to the area due to an abundance of fertile land, wild game, and minerals. Many of these individuals were Germans of the Mennonite…

Tour curated by: Shenandoah County Library-Strasburg Museum-Strasburg Heritage Association | 13 Locations

A tour of historic sites in the town of Strasburg. On August 21, 1734 William Gooch, Virginia's Governor, granted land speculator Henry Willis 2,030 acres of wilderness with the requirement that he find settlers to live on it. A year…

Tour curated by: Shenandoah County Library | 6 Locations

The history of Toms Brook Virginia dates to the 18th century when the Crabill family bought a large plot of land from Lord Fairfax. This property contains what is now Toms Brook and the surrounding area. This family would establish a stage coach…

Tour curated by: Shenandoah County Library | 7 Locations

The first African Americans were brought to Shenandoah County as slaves during the 18th century. The exact date of their arrival is unknown, but we do know that by 1783 there were 362 slaves in the county. That number would grow to 2,423 in 1820 when…

Tour curated by: Shenandoah County Library | 13 Locations

Shenandoah County residents have always been interested in their history. As early as the 1820s, published works began to emerge that interpreted the Valley’s past. Various festivals, displays, pageants, and lectures added to these efforts as the…

Tour curated by: Shenandoah County Library-Fort Valley Museum | 18 Locations

Fort Valley is a 23 mile long mountain valley located in Shenandoah County Virginia. Called by a “valley within a valley” and a “gem within a gem” the valley lies between the arms of the Massanutten Mountain Range. It is closed on the south…

Tour curated by: Shenandoah County Library | 42 Locations

As Europeans began to colonize the area that is today Shenandoah County, they brought their Christian faith with them. Though these early settlers often did not have dedicated church buildings, traveling ministers and a personal desire to maintain…

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