The extensive history of the region has shaped the character of the many cities and towns in the Shenandoah Valley.


You have just watched “Formed by Mountains, Filled with Memories”.
Plan your trip, where you can experience the small town charm and southern hospitality of the valley. A trip to the valley is not complete without a stop at one of the dozens of main streets each with their own unique shops, events, and attractions. Memories are sure to be made in the small towns and cities of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

Lexington downtown
Harrisonburg architecture
Waynesboro French Press
Children viewing mill wheel in Clarke County
American Celebration on Parade at Shenandoah Caverns

Small mapFrom the influence of the Scotch-Irish who traveled the Wilderness Road on their journey to the American frontier to the impact of the American Civil War, the stories of brave people and epic events live on in the art, architecture and museums of Shenandoah Valley towns.

Winchester old townThere are dozens of communities to explore. Some are vibrant places with active downtowns, diverse shops and restaurants, nightlife and culture. Others are nostalgic small towns with historic buildings and an old-fashioned square, complete with a gazebo. You’ll want to return to the Shenandoah Valley many times until you explore every unique city and town.