A Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia’s Civil War Driving Tour

Let your imagination explore the inspiring Civil War grounds of Virginia. The state commemorates 150 years of Civil War history this year.

Now is the time to make your next vacation to Virginia one that is filled with Civil War history. The best way to experience this history is a 5-day driving tour through the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia.

Begin your travels in the Shenandoah Valley, best known during the Civil War as “The Breadbasket of the Confederacy” for its abundant farmland and tactical hills and mountains. Plan to spend your first night of your Civil War adventure at the Comfort Inn in Woodstock located off of Interstate 81, Exit 283.

Next, travel to the impressive town of Staunton, staying at the Comfort Inn located exit 222 off Interstate 81. Staunton was an important supply depot for the Confederacy. Visit such sites as the Railroad Station Area, Trinity Episcopal Church, Thornrose Cemetery, Stuart Hall and Staunton National Cemetery.

Make your way on to Interstate 64 and into Central Virginia. Experience the charming town of Charlottesville and an overnight at the Comfort Inn. Popular area attractions include: Confederate Memorial on Court Square, Confederate Monument at University of Virginia Cemetery and Skirmish at Rio Hill.

Plan to spend a day or two in the Richmond area, lodging at Comfort Inn. Visit the Richmond National Battlefield Park; Museum and White House of the Confederacy. See the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. The Virginia State Capitol, features a main building with the design inspired by Thomas Jefferson.

Head North and complete your historic Civil War loop around Virginia. Plan to overnight at the Comfort Inn Southpoint, located off Interstate 95 South in Fredericksburg. Discover Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park with four significant battlefields protected by the National Park Service.  

Reserve your Comfort Inn stays, visit the website www.guestsinc.com/hotels.