Unknown Treasures of Rockingham County
Rockingham County – we keep traditions alive and honor the local heritage and talents that arise from them. Many of our local restaurants and stores have been operated by the same family for generations. The business owners value memories and relationships. The following seven unique attractions are not your typical tourist destinations, however, you will have a quality experience where memories can be made.
Breneman-Turner Mill was built around 1800 by Mennonite pioneer Abraham Breneman and is the only surviving pre-Civil War mill in Rockingham County with all the grist mill equipment still in place. (http://www.vbmhc.org/breneman/turner.shtml)
Visit George Washington National Forest and experience wonderful scenery, stocked trout waters, diverse wildlife habitats, a world-class trail system and spacious campgrounds.
The Heritage Museum, located in the heart of the quaint Town of Dayton, features displays showing the chronological timeline of the history of our area and an electric map of General Stonewall Jackson's successful 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. (http://www.heritagecenter.com/)
Solace Studios Fine Handcrafts is a vibrant shop where owner and fiber artist, Barb Polin, creates and designs marbled artwear and accessories for men and women. The shop also features handmade items from 150 regional and national artisans. (http://solaceinc.com/)
Located in Fulks Run, Turner Ham House, Inc. is the Shenandoah Valley's only producer of sugar-cured country ham. A family business for more than 40 years, their sugar-cured country hams are available at Fulks Run Grocery Store built by Garnett Turner in 1949 and serving the community for more than 50 years. (http://www.turnerhams.com/)
In the motel where Shirley Temple Black, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Gene Austin have all stayed and eaten, a new generation of loyal customers and employees can be found. The Village Inn, which was built in 1936, has been a family owned business providing good customer service for the past 75 years. (http://www.thevillageinn.travel/)
Owned and operated by the Olschofka family since 1949, the Blue Stone Inn is a small dinner only restaurant where the atmosphere is casual and relaxed, somewhat like a neighborhood inn combined with a rustic country lodge. (http://bluestoneinnrestaurant.com/)
Journey into the unknown treasures of Rockingham County... a great place to reconnect with your family and fall in love with authentic local family traditions.