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Luray Valley Museum

Address: 100 Cave Hill Rd, Luray, VA 22835
Phone Number: (540) 743-1389
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Ranked #9 of 10 Attractions in Luray
Type: Museums
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Attraction details
Type: Museums
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Falls Church, Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

What to write here. Just nothing much to be seen here and all what is there is not so great. I suggest they should make it more appealing. Better do not waste the time.

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Ashland, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The museum was well thought out and full of interesting history. The grounds were nice, too, allowing a little time to walk to other buildings before getting back in the car for the ride home. And to top it off, it's free with your paid admission to the Caverns. Who doesn't like free :-)

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
41 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This museum is included in the price of your Cavern ticket. It is well worth the trip over. The museum documents the history of the Luray area and even includes several buildings that were brought over and reassembled on the property - a couple of farm houses, a blacksmith's shop, a one-room school, a meeting house/church, and a burner barn.... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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124 reviews 124 reviews
98 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

When you finish your tour at the Luray Caverns make sure you cross the street to visit this wonderful little museum. The old homes and farm buildings are very interesting and the view of the surrounding valley and mountains is spectacular. The museum visit is included in the cost for the visit to the caverns. They give you a small... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This display of artifacts and buildings from as early as the 1700's was enjoyable and informative. One can appreciate how far we've come as you look at these depictions of yesteryear.

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Poulsbo, Washington
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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is one of the best local history museums I've seen. The exhibits are all exceptionally well done. Interesting artifacts, stories, outbuildings. Admission is included in your Luray Caverns admission or can be purchased separately.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

An add-on to the Luray Caverns ticket, but an interesting visit. There is a collection of archeological findings from native American settlements dating back one thousand years and more. There are quite a few bibles and secular books as well pointing to a vibrant German-American community in the Valley in the 19th century. A section dedicated to slavery and abolition... More 

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Smithsburg, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

There is a lot of history in the area and you can see some it by taking the walk through the Museum this is also included on your Luray Caverns ticket

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Alton, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The musem price was included in the cavern tour. The objects in the museum were very interesting. What we wanted was the gem sluice. When we got through the museum we found out we had to buy bags of rocks for the gem sluice. That was okay with me. The first bag we got ($25 including tax) yielded several amethyst... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

informative and fun. great addition to Luray Caverns. They gave us a small souvenir rock at the end.

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