Places To Go ... People To See in Madison / Shenandoah Area of Virginia!
You will find us nestled deep in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the end of the road in Syria, Virginia. Here you are invited to assume a leisurely pace as you enjoy some of life's simpler pleasures, such as hiking, fishing, swimming and some good old-fashioned porch sitting. If you like, you may even take a stroll down the lane and observe the activities of our fruit and educational farm.
More major Civil War battles were fought in Virginia than in any other state. Whether it was the First Battle of Bull Run in Manassas in Northern Virginia which resulted in a Southern victory or the first naval battle between the USS Monitor fought the CSS Virginia to a draw. In 1862 Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson defeated the Union forces in the Shenandoah Valley, forcing them to retreat across the Potomac. There is much to be learned and experienced about the Civil War in Virginia, and staying at the Shenandoah Hills Campground is a great place to start.
Luray Caverns is an active cave where new deposits accumulate at the rate of one cubic inch in 120 years. The caves began to occur some 600 million years ago. Luray Caverns, for more than 130 years, has been renowned as one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders. A world of magic and majesty, still as marvelously beautiful as described in the newspaper headlines over a century ago. Come check us out during your stay at Shenandoah Hills Campground.
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Orange, Virginia, Montpelier was the lifelong home of James Madison. Madison was raised at Montpelier, lived here after his marriage to Dolley, returned here after his presidency, and died here in his study surrounded by the books and papers that marked so much of his life's work. It was at Montpelier where Madison researched past democracies and conceived of the system of government that became our republic.
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