Valley Turnpike Tour - On History's Trail
Make your trip to the Valley a weekend full of sights, history and culture in Valley Turnpike Tour I. Start by booking a reservation to stay at the historic Inn at Narrow Passage with a beautiful view of the Shenandoah River and the Massanutten mountain range.
After the Inn at Narrow Passage, head "up" the Valley turnpike to the historic Edinburg Mill to learn about the history of the Mill and it's narrow escape from Union General Philip Sheridan's army during "The Burning".
For the next stop, travel into the heart of the Valley to quaint Mt. Jackson, Virginia. Take in the solumn history of "Our Soldiers Cemetery" and the memorial constructed in the honor of fallen Confederates buried there. Next, head up Main street to the Mt. Jackson Museum for more information on Mt. Jackson in the Civil War. Finally, on your way out of town, stop in the Bowman Shannon Cultural Arts Center for live music on Friday to go along with a delightful collection of local art.
Following your time in Mt. Jackson, head out to Orkney Springs for a georgeous view of the North Mountains and ruins of an old chapel that remain today.
Finish up the day with a trip to either Cave Ridge Vineyards or Shenandoah Vineyards. Taste wines from either of these excellent vineyards.