Tour 11: Monterey to Goshen Pass, via Hot Springs
Tour 1: Northern Gateway
Tour 3: Middletown to Winchester
Tour 7: Edinburg to Mt. Jackson, via Singers Glen, New Market Tour 6: Woodstock to Lost City
Tour 2: Charles Town - Shepherdstown via Harpers Ferry
Tour 8: Harrisonburg to Port Republic
Tour 10: Staunton to Steeles Tavern
Tour 12: Lexington and Natural Bridge Tour 4: White Post to Berryville via Millwood
Tour 13: Fincastle to Buchanan
Tour 9: Fort Valley to Page Valley and Luray Tour 5: Strasburg to Front Royal, via Fort Valley
Welcome to the Shenandoah Valley. Although definitions vary, the Shenandoah Valley today is generally considered to run from the West Virginia counties of Berkeley and Jefferson, where the Shenandoah River joins the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry, to points south of Lexington, Virginia.

Located at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War
I-81 Exit 264 in New Market, Va.

511: US-211W at 4.5 mi SE of New Market

Description:On US-211 in Page County, in the vicinity of Us Hwy 340; US-340S, a tractor trailer accident. The west through lanes are closed.Last updated:Sat 05/30/2015 3:56 PM EDT


Things to do...

May 31--Puppet theater performance in Martinsburg, W.Va.

May 31--Museum Exhibit at Washington and Lee University

May 31--Civil War history exhibition in Lexington, Va.

May 31--Sundays on the Deck at Rockbridge Vineyard in Raphine, Va.

May 31--Choral concert at Performing Arts Luray, Va.

May 31--Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

May 31--Belle Grove in a Box at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

May 31--Play performance at Theatre Shenandoah in Edinburg, Va.

May 31--Student rock bands concert at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

May 31--OASIS art gallery art exhibit in Harrisonburg, Va.

May 31--Film screening at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg, Va.

Jun 1--Botanical Illustration Workshop at Carrier Arboretum in Harrisonburg, Va.

Jun 1--Judy Collins concert at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

Jun 2--Youth Art exhibition at James Madison University

more events


Tour 1

Northern Gateway to the Shenandoah Valley: Orchards, Civil War, and an Old Railroad Station


Tour 2

John Brown’s body, Civil War destruction, a view “worth a voyage across the Atlantic,” and a very early steamboat


Tour 3

Log, limestone, and brick--a microcosm of early Valley architecture


Tour 4

Clarke County, “The most English county in the Valley”


Tour 5

Over the river and through the woods...


Tour 6

Up and over Great North Mountain (not for the faint of heart)


Tour 7

Ancient roads, old mills, a musical village, and mountain vistas


Tour 8

Heart of the Shenandoah Valley


Tour 9

A hidden valley, scenic drives, a rolling river, a dramatic cavern


Tour 10

Historic homes, Shakespeare, a folk life museum, and an inventor’s farm


Tour 11

Maple syrup, sheep, mineral spring baths, and no stop lights


Tour 12

Jefferson’s stone bridge, an old canal, and two historic colleges


Tour 12

Southern Gateway to the Shenandoah Valley: A preserved 1800s village, an abandoned canal, and two C&O railroad towns


Valley `Vics` - Victorian Architecture in the Shenandoah Valley





I never really appreciated Victorian architecture until I moved to the Valley of Virginia. I grew up in a circa 1980s house in a circa 1980s neighborhood.

I had an appreciation for older homes, but never realized the history of our area and its influence on its progression of architecture. Driving through the towns of the valley is like going on a historic house tour. There are samples of all types of architecture from colonial to Georgian to modern. What surprised me in researching this article is the plethora of Victorian architectural styles decorating the scenery.

What exactly does Victorian mean? In reality it refers to the era of the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. The architectural stylings popular in England during her reign slowly made their way across the Atlantic and became popular in America from roughly 1850 to 1910. It is logical, then, that so many examples of Victorian architecture exists in the Valley because the timing coincides with the industrial and population booms of the area.

When thinking of Victorian architecture, one often thinks solely of the Queen Anne style with its gingerbread, bay windows and turrets. There are, however, several different styles that fall within the genre.



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