Cave in Shenandoah National Park

Skyline Caverns

Front Royal's claim to fame is Skyline Caverns, which boasts rare, white-spiked anthodites – mineral formations that look like sea urchins.
Museum in Front Royal & Around

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Located in the town of Winchester, some 25 miles north of Front Royal, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley comprises an 18th-century house museum filled with period furnishings, a 6-acre garden and a multimedia muse…
Cave in Shenandoah National Park

Luray Caverns

If you can only fit one cavern into your itinerary, head 25 miles south from Front Royal to the world-class Luray Caverns and hear the 'Stalacpipe Organ' – hyped as the largest musical instrument on Earth.
Museum in Staunton & Around

Frontier Culture Museum

The excellent Frontier Culture Museum has authentic historic buildings from Germany, Ireland and England, plus re-created West African dwellings and a separate area of American frontier dwellings on the site's 100-p…
Historic Site in Staunton & Around

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

History buffs should check out the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library across town. Stop by and tour the hilltop Greek Revival house where Wilson grew up, which has been faithfully restored to its original 1856 appe…
Museum in Lexington & Around

George C Marshall Museum

The school's George C Marshall Museum honors the creator of the Marshall Plan for post-WWII European reconstruction.
Museum in Lexington & Around

VMI Museum

The VMI Cadet Museum houses the stuffed carcass of Stonewall Jackson's horse, a homemade American flag made by an alumnus prisoner of war in Vietnam, and a tribute to VMI students killed in the War on Terror.
Museum in Lexington & Around

Lee Chapel & Museum

Founded in 1749, colonnaded Washington & Lee University is one of the top small colleges in America. The Lee Chapel & Museum inters Robert E Lee, while his horse Traveller is buried outside. One of the four …
Bridge in Shenandoah Valley

Natural Bridge

The 215ft-high Natural Bridge, 15 miles from Lexington, is still pretty cool. It was surveyed by a 16-year-old George Washington, who supposedly carved his initials into the wall, and was once owned by Thomas Jeffer…
Historic Building in Lexington & Around

Stonewall Jackson House

One of the most revered generals of the south, Thomas Jonathon 'Stonewall' Jackson lived in this handsome brick two-story house from 1851 to 1861, while he taught at nearby VMI. The house is remarkably preserved, wi…