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Plantations, Wine & Battlefields

Middletown, Virginia
Get set for history, wine and food. Begin the adventure with a wine tasting at Shenandoah Valley Vineyards. They take their name from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This valley was known as the "breadbasket of the confederacy" during the US Civil War. Most structures in the valley were burned during General Sheridan's Valley Campaign to destroy confederate supply lines. Now, as to whether the barn survived the Civil War or was built/rebuilt soon after the war, this is a matter of contention and further research, but the barn is now our barrel room and tasting room.
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Caverns, Plantations, and Battlefields

Shenandoah Valley
Belle Grove Plantation was an 18th-century grain and livestock farm, which, in its prime encompassed about 7500 acres of land. The unique limestone house was completed in 1797 for Major Isaac Hite and his wife Nelly, sister of future President James Madison. The house has remained virtually unchanged through the years, offering visitors an experience of the life and times of the people who lived there. During the Civil War, it was at the center of the decisive Battle of Cedar Creek. Imagine waking up one morning and finding the Civil War in your backyard. Learn what happened that morning.
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Hot Glass, Horses & Heroes

Winchester, Staunton, Lexington
Winchester, Staunton and Lexington in the Shenandoah Valley have played a large part in America’s heritage. From the time of Washington’s early life a surveyor in the frontier to Stonewall Jackson defending the Valley from the Yankees to the influx of artists and the horse lovers.
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Apples, Plantations and Parades

Winchester, Middletown, Front Royal
Come join the celebration – American Celebration on Parade! The Shenandoah Valley’s newest attraction is a unique collection of stunning parade floats, props, and stage settings from American entertainment and political history. You’ll find floats from the Rose parade, Presidential Inaugurals, Thanksgiving parades and many other prestigious parades. You’ll recognize many of these floats and other celebration art pieces and you will be amazed at their size and beauty.
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War, Widows and Wineries

Winchester, Middletown, Front Royal, Staunton, Virginia
Located on Port Republic Road is the Widow Pence Farm. The farm is situated on a part of the historic Cross Keys Battlefield where on June 8, 1862 the Confederates launched a surprise attack against the Union. Widow Pence found herself that day in the middle of the Civil War. What happened to her, the farm and the family will be answered at a special dinner to be held on this privately owned property. A rare treat.
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Ghosts, Curses & Halloween

Winchester, Middletown and Staunton, Virginia
Experience Virginia's Shenandoah Valley in the fall and you may never want to return home. Known as the "Daughter of the Stars," it is a diverse and unique region awaiting your exploration. In the fall it comes alive with color and is rich with the harvest of the region.
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American Celebration on Parade, New Market and the American Frontier

New Market to Staunton
American Celebration on Parade Come join the celebration – American Celebration on Parade! The Shenandoah Valley’s newest attraction is a unique collection of stunning parade floats, props, and stage settings from American entertainment and political history. You’ll find floats from the Rose parade, Presidential Inaugurals, Thanksgiving parades and many other prestigious parades. You’ll recognize many of these floats and other celebration art pieces and you will be amazed at their size and beauty.
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Shenandoah My Shenandoah

Winchester, Middletown and Staunton, Virginia
Experience Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and enjoy national parks atop the fabled Blue Ridge Mountains, wCivil War battlefields and Revolutionary War sites, tour caverns and gardens. Known as the "Daughter of the Stars," it is a diverse and unique region awaiting your exploration.
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Gardens, Mills and Vineyards

Staunton, Front Royal, Winchester, Virginia
Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, half way between Staunton and Lexington is Raphine, Virginia. Raphine is in what was known as "the breadbasket of the South" and five miles from the spot where Cyrus McCormick invented the reaper. Begin the three day adventure in this glorious area.
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A Spy, A Widow and Brave Men

Staunton, Winchester, Cross Keys, Front Royal
The Shenandoah Valley stretches 200 miles across the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains. It's been nicknamed "The Big Valley" and immortalized in song, dance, film and television. The History & Heritage of the region includes many sites devoted to the pioneers who traveled westward, settled and farmed the fertile valley. During the Civil War, this region was nicknamed "The Breadbasket of the Confederacy."
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Shakespeare To Stonewall Jackson

The amphitheaters in which Shakespeare and his company performed are enjoying a renaissance. As with the fictional dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, scholars have been able to "clone the DNA" of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, so that his vast three-story wooden "O" once again inhabits the landscape along the banks of the Thames in London. At Blackfriars Playhouse in the Shenandoah Valley Shakespeare is accessible to all with fresh, energetic productions. This is the world's only re-creation of William Shakespeare's original indoor theatre.
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Do You Know???

Winchester, Staunton, Lexington, Front Royal
Amazing stories and a great deal of fun in this great tour in the Shenandoah Valley. Discover many fun facts with your special guide who will take you through the small communities and countryside as you make many discoveries.
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A President, A Playhouse and Cross Keys

Staunton, Virginia
In the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Staunton - the Queen City on the Great Wagon Road between the Blue Ridge and the Alleghenies - offers old fashioned Americana at its best. Staunton's historic charm and warm hospitality will make your visit an unforgettable excursion into America's past. Staunton is a unique community of cohesive neighborhoods and a central business district with an impressive inventory of historic buildings and landscapes most dating from the City's late 19th century boom-town growth.
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