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Address: 100 Cave Hill Rd, Luray, VA 22835
Phone Number: (540) 743-1389
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Interesting museum with local Shenandoah Valley history.

This was an interesting, well-thought out museum showing the history and development of the Shenandoah Valley area. They had many antiques from the area. It would have been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Diane P
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Herndon, Virginia
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Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The museum starts out in the main building, with many examples of the art, clothing, and history of the Luray area, which is near the Shenandoah River in mountainous Central Virginia. There are separate buildings, making it also a small village walking museum too. There is an old farmhouse, that does not appear to be open, yet. The museum is... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This was an interesting, well-thought out museum showing the history and development of the Shenandoah Valley area. They had many antiques from the area. It would have been helpful if they had more hands-on displays and activities for the kids. The admission price is included in the cost of admissions to Luray.

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Manassas, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Again fee for this museum is included in the ticket you buy to see luray caverns. They have some really neat stuff worth looking at. Found it interesting that they even have there own place to eat. You can take your time at this museum because you can do this at your own pace.

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Riverview, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Part of the Luray Caverns site, you will see artifacts from the surrounding area, starting with the first settlement. Several other buildings (like a blacksmith) are part of the museum. This was included in our ticket to Luray Caverns.

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stopped over at the museum following a visit to the Caverns. What a fun little spot. We peaked at the old builings, had lunch in the cafe (best hot dog ever!) and did a little gem sluicing. My 5 and 7 year old loved it. Nicest people working there.

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Narooma
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111 reviews 111 reviews
52 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

As it comes as an inclusion on your Luray Caves ticket you may be tempted to pss this museum by as you rush to the next place; but it rewards the time spent there with some superb exhibits and some treasures such as the 1565 Swiss Bible. Items such as a dog-powered butter churn give a window into the innovative... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

has retired parade floats from rose bowl,etc. also has restored antique cars caddys and from the 20's and 30's.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This little museum highlighted local history and contained many interesting items. There was a wood stove display which I have never seen any other place!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This museum tells the history of that portion of the Shenandoah Valley in an accessible way. I was interested to learn of how much the region was influenced by Germans back in the day. Would recommend walking through if you have the time.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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