Battle of Cross Keys |
Link: Battle of Cross Keys
|The Battle of Cross Keys was part of Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign and took place on June 8, 1862. Confederate successes on the field kept two Federal armies from uniting. Cross Keys saw one of the most effective uses of Confederate artillery during the war.
Battle of Port Republic |
Link: Battle of Port Republic
|The Battle of Port Republic was part of Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign and took place on June 9, 1862. This victory concluded the first Valley Campaign and enabled Jackson’s army to leave the Valley to aid in Richmond’s defense.
Breneman Turner Mill |
Brenneman Church Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Phone: (540) 833-1449 or (540) 438-1275
|Hours: Check website for open house dates
Breneman-Turner Mill was built around 1800 by Mennonite pioneer Abraham Breneman and is the only surviving pre-Civil War mill in Rockingham County with all the grist mill equipment still in place.
CrossRoads - Valley Brethren Mennonite Heritage Center |
1921A Heritage Center Way
Harrisonburg, VA 22803
Phone: (540) 438-1275
|Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Welcome to CrossRoads-- where journeys of faith and conscience meet. This center focuses on the Shenandoah Valley's Brethren and Mennonite heritage, highlighting their beliefs and lifestyles, stories, photos and anecdotes, and lets you interact with Brethren and Mennonite people, artifacts, and a live 'farmstead', which includes a pioneer home, schoolhouse, church, and gardens. Admission by Donation.
Daniel Harrison House |
355 North Main Street
Dayton, VA 22821
Phone: (540) 879-2280
|Hours: Guided tours are available on Friday and Saturday afternoons from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm from mid May through October. Speacial tours by appointment.
The Daniel Harrison House, also known as "Fort Harrison", was built in 1749 by Daniel Harrison, the first settler in Dayton. Daniel was the brother of Thomas Harrison, founder of Harrisonburg. The two-story stone house is located on Cook's Creek just north of downtown Dayton. The house is on the National Historic Register.
Elk Run Cemetery |
East Rockingham Street
Elkton, VA 22827
|The Elk Run Cemetery has graves of 48 Confederate soldiers, both Civil War veterans and those killed in battle. These are marked. There is also an area in Section 6 that is a 'slave graveyard'. This is designated with an inscribed stone marker. The cemetery is located at the end of East Rockingham Street in Elkton, just past the Miller Kite House Museum.
Grand Caverns |
5 Grand Caverns Drive
Grottoes, VA 24441
Phone: (540) 249-5705
November 1 - March 31: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Tours given on the hour.
April 1 - October 31: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grand Caverns is a powerful example of Nature's handiwork. Cathedral Hall, 280 feet long and over 70 feet high, is one of the largest rooms of any cavern in the East. In addition to the caverns, other activities to be enjoyed while at the park are hiking, picnicking, swimming (seasonal) and mini golf (seasonal). Be sure to call to make your group's reservation!
Harrisonburg Rockingham Civil War Orientation Center |
212 S Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: (540) 432-8935
|Hours: Open daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stop by the Harrisonburg Rockingham Civil War Orientation Center, located in the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, to pick up more information on the American Civil War.
John Kline Homestead |
223 East Springbrook Road
Broadway, VA 22815
Phone: (540) 896-5001
|Hours: Call to schedule candlelight dinner reservations and tours. The Homestead is open to the public for many different events throughout the year.
Come visit the 1822 home of Brethren minister and herbal practitioner Elder John Kline who was martyred during the Civil War. You will learn more about the history of Elder John Kline and the Brethren church in the Shenandoah Valley.
Keezletown Community Cannery |
1688 Indian Trail Road
Keezletown, VA 22832
Link: Kezzletown Community Cannery
|Operating Season: From the first Monday in July until the second Friday of December. Cannery Hours Only – Tuesdays and Friday 8 am til. The Keezletown Community Cannery is one of the oldest community canning kitchens in the United States and is the only privately-owned facility of its type in Virginia. The Cannery first opened its doors and fired up its cook kettles in 1942. Individuals and groups are invited to use this community facility to learn how to can or to quickly and easily can large batches of fruits, vegetables, sauces, or other foods.