Strasburg offers a variety of architectural styles, periods and building types representing over two centuries of settlement in the Shenandoah Valley. Many descendants of the German settlers who traveled south from Pennsylvania to tame this wilderness still call Strasburg home. The industrious nature of those early settlers brought success to the first industries of grist mills and tanneries. Because of the rich soil and abundant crops, the area was known as "the bread basket of the South." Strasburg was also home to many fine makers of pottery and stoneware, earning it the nickname, "Pot Town."
Strasburg is a great place to get outside and explore nature too! Surrounded by a National Forest and the North Fork Shenandoah River, you can hike, canoe and kayak, mountain bike, bird-watch, fish and hunt.
Make the Visitor Center (located at Hupp's Hill Civil War Park) your first stop to learn about the surrounding area and all there is to do. The Center is easily located right off of I-81, I-66, US Rt. 11 and VA Rt. 55. It's convenient to historic Downtown Strasburg, Winchester, Front Royal and only 65 miles from Dulles International Airport. You can stroll through the beautiful grounds while interpreting the history of the site and the local natural and manmade environment. Browse the gift shop for area memories. Open 7 days a week 9 am - 5 pm.
The Strasburg Museum opened to the public as a National Historic Landmark in 1970. Items on display feature authentic pieces from our local area spanning the Colonial era through the mid twentieth century. Open seasonally May 1st - October 31st.
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Strasburg features 12 stops along the O' Shenandoah Artisan Trail. To experience the true charm of Strasburg and Shenandoah County, meander your way up Rt. 11 through a string of small towns, each with their own charm of local eateries, artisan shopping and warm Shenandoah Valley hospitality.
This fun and fact-filled Civil War Park has something for everyone. Walking trails along Civil War earthworks provide visitors with a relaxing stroll through the beautiful grounds while interpreting the history of the site and the local natural and manmade environment.
South of the Town of Strasburg, Fisher’s Hill battlefield is defined by hills upon which the opposing armies engaged each other. Confederate entrenchments cut lines through the fields, and prominent hilltops were used for signaling and coordination of troop movements. The battlefield is bound by the wildly curving North Fork Shenandoah River on the east and Little North Mountain to the west.
The North Fork Shenandoah River winds it's way just east of the historic downtown. Family-friendly access to the river is available at the Strasburg Town Park. The Strasburg River Walk offers a trail where visitors can stretch their legs, walk their dog, or bicycle along a scenic path beside the North Fork Shenandoah River.
Hking, mountain biking, climbing, fishing and camping are plentiful just a few miles from Downtown Strasburg. Signal Knob and Elizabeth Furnance offer a wilderness escape to outdoor pursuits.
A short drive from Strasburg will bring you to Shenandoah National Park. Shenandoah National Park is 105 miles long stretching from Front Royal to the Waynesboro-Charlottesville area. Skyline Drive is the scenic roadway that takes you through the park.
The Shenandoah Valley has clearly emerged as a regional wine leader in the eastern United States. A tour of the Valley’s wineries offers a special experience, with rural scenery, entertainment, quality restaurants and award winning wines.
Skyline Paintball offers a diverse variety of unique and challenging paintball fields. Groups are not limited to just one field but will rotate on different fields through the day. Fields are continually being modified and altered to keep the playing experience fresh, new and exciting.
Strasburg Community Baseball, Inc., a 501c(3) corporation operated by community volunteers, is proud to welcome you to come out and see the newest and most up-and-coming franchise in the Valley Baseball League.