Experience History, Wine & Shopping in Greene County
Begin your day with a wonderful cup of coffee and breakfast sandwich or homemade pastry at Cup of Joy in Ruckersville. Next, drive across the street to the Greene County Visitor Center located in a quaint historic home. You'll first notice the locally designed and painted murals draping the walls telling the story of the County. Head just two miles south to experience a hands-on historical account of the Vietnam War at the Vietnam War Foundation & Museum in Ruckersville. Dedicated to fallen soldiers and active veterans, the museum is a one-of-a-kind kid-friendly attraction. The Foundation boasts one of the largest collections of Vietnam War equipment and paraphernalia in the Country. Treat your taste buds to vacation and enjoy a local favorite for lunch, Vinny's New York Pizza and Pasta in Ruckersville. Afterwards, take the beautiful drive to Stanardsville and visit our Historical Society Museum. Stocked with rich history and memorabilia, the Society offers genealogy research assistance and several books for sale. We'll head next to our wonderful wineries with spectacular mountain views. Let's head to Kilaurwen Winery in Stanardsville, a true artisan winery surrounded by the beauty of Greene County. Next we'll drive to Stone Mountain Vineyard in Dyke, situated atop the Blue Ridge Mountains with views as delectable as their wine; this is a must-visit attraction. Lastly, enjoy dinner in the dining room at a local historic landmark, The Lafayette Inn. Built in 1840, The Lafayette Inn has served as a community centerpiece accommodating the needs of stage coach travelers and local residents for many years. Want to continue your adventure, plan to extend your trip and stay at one of the county's many Blue Ridge Inns & Cabins or the Best Western PLUS!