Valley Turnpike Tour - A Day on History's Trail

Meems Covered bridge in Mt. Jackson is still a sight to behold; take in the scenic beauty of this historic covered bridge at the beginning of the tour.

Following a historic site, a traveler might be hungry.  Stop in the Route 11 potato chip factory and see how these all natural and delicious chips are made. Following a "fry viewing", take a bag and hit the road for the next stop!

Shenandoah Caverns is open daily and always worth a visit.  Since 1922 this wonderful cave has been awing its visitors with its majestic formations and deep underground tunnels.

Following a guided tour through Shenandoah Caverns, stop by the Summers-Koontz Monument on your way to New Market.  Learn about the tragic post-Appomattox of two Confederate soldiers on June 27, 1865.

Before you explore New Market, stop in a local favorite, the Southern Kitchen for a good home cooked meal! The final part of the Valley Turnpike tour II is the Virginia Museum of the Civil War and the New Market battlefield.

Learn about the Battle that saw the young VMI Cadets fight bravely in the Confederate victory and the history of the Civil War in Virginia.