WFCCVB

Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Geocaching

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational
activity that involves using GPS devices to locate hidden containers. Some caches even require the geocacher to solve puzzles. Geocaching is a game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, families, clubs or groups.

The first geocache was hidden in 2000, in the state of Oregon. The game became increasingly popular after the improved accuracy of GPS technology. Now there are millions of geocaches hidden all over the world!

The Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau collaborated with local geocachers to develop two caching adventures: A Historical Tour of Winchester, and the Winchester-Frederick County Civil War Geo-Trail.

A Historical Tour of Winchester
Learn about the settlement, important events, and well-known residents that lived in the oldest Virginia city west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
This multi-stage, puzzle geocache leads participants on a nifty tour of our historic city. The first 100 participants that complete the puzzles and find the cache will receive a special collectible path tag! (Limit one tag per group)

Winchester-Frederick County Civil War Geo-Trail
Winchester, Virginia changed hands between the Union and Confederacy over 70 times. Residents experienced constant uncertainty and turmoil, but life went on even as the cannon blasts of war thundered around them. Learn more with this special geo-trail, which includes 20 important historical sites.

Visit www.geocaching.com to learn more about geocaching.

While you are in the Winchester-Frederick County area, be sure to search for all the unique, fun and creative caches that have been placed by other local cachers such as wallmeister22601, Pangle5, VA_Pirates, TheStineTrio, WVKiwi and more.

Star Fort

 

The Civil War Trails sign at Star Fort is on one of the last remaining defensive forts ringing the city of Winchester.

Three times during the Civil War, Star Fort played a major role in the defense of Winchester. The fort itself was first artillery emplacements for Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson in 1861. The Star Fort was built on this site in January 1863 by Union General Robert H. Milroy and his men.  Its location commanded the Martinsville Turnpike and Pughtown Rd.

The Star Fort site is owned by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.

Open:
Daylight

Admission:
Free

Address:
Fortress Drive
Winchester, VA 22603

Website:
www.shenandoahatwar.org

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/StarFortVa

























Shenandoah Caverns Family of Attractions

Thrilling visitors from around the world, Shenandoah Caverns is the only cavern in Virginia with elevator service. Explorers of every age and ability will discover an underground world of wonder. The caverns feaure a one-mile tour circuit where a comfortable 56-degree temperature is maintained year-round. Plus, it is the only cavern system with elevator service as well as the added convenience of level walkways and no stairs.

The Shenandoah Caverns Family of Attractions includes Shenandoah Caverns, American Celebration on Parade, and Main Street of Yesteryear.

American Celebration on Parade
Come see the nation's premier parade float exhibition. Your family will see spectacular parade floats from famous national celebrations such as the Rose Parade, Presidential Inaugurals, the Miss America Parade, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and many more! It's an amazing exhibition that fills 40,000 square feet of floor space with huge floats and delightful animated figures.

The Yellow Barn
Experience everything from a first-hand look at farm life to live musical performances on a rotating stage. Take a step back in time with historic displays and a collection of restored carriages and farm vehicles. Let the children enjoy the wonders of nature at our live animal mini-farm and indoor beehive.

Main Street of Yesteryear
There was a time when children couldn't wait to visit city department stores during the holiday season to look at the elaborate window displays. Your children can experience the same excitement when they visit our Main Street of Yesteryear with more than 100 animated figures-- many of them part of original displays that appeared a half century ago.

Address:
261 Caverns Road
Quicksburg, VA 22847

Phone:
(888) 4CAVERN

Website:
www.shenandoahcaverns.com

 

Luray Caverns

Discover eastern America's largest and most popular caverns.

A US Natural Landmark noted for the profuse variety of formation and unsurpassed natural color. From well-lighted, paved walkways explore cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high, filled with towering stone columns and crystal-clear pools. Also hear the haunting sounds of the world's only Stalacpipe Organ creating music of symphonic quality from stone formations.

In addition, experience the history of America at the Car & Carriage Caravan in an exhibit featuring over 140 items relating to transportation including cars, carriages and coaches dating from 1725, along with the Luray Valley Museum, a collection of restored historic buildings creating a small 19th farming community including a Shenandoah Valley museum showcasing artifacts from the 1750's to the 1920's.

The attraction complex also includes a one acre ornamental garden - The Garden Maze - creating one of the largest hedge mazes in the Mid-Atlantic states.

Luray Caverns is open every day of the year. Tours depart approximately every twenty minutes. The General Admission includes the attraction entrance fee and Luray Caverns tour, a self-guided tour of the Car and Carriage Caravan, and the Luray Valley Museum.

970 US HWY 211 West
Luray, VA 22835

GPS ADDRESS:
101 Cave Hill Road
Luray, VA 22835

Email:
info@luraycaverns.com

Phone:
(540) 743-6551

Website:
luraycaverns.com

 

 

Harpers Ferry Adventure Center

Harpers Ferry Adventure Center offers a wide range of exciting and affordable outdoor adventures including: whitewater rafting, water tubing, zip line tours, kayaking, canoeing, team building, fishing, hiking, camping, off-road segway tours and more! You can spend the entire day or multiple days having fun on both the Shenandoah River and Potomac River, in the beautiful tri-state area of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Only one hour from Washington DC, NOVA, and Baltimore, and approximately 40 minutes from Winchester-Frederick County, Virginia.

Address:
37410 Adventure Center Lane
Purcellville, VA 20132

Telephone:
(800) 836-9911

Email: info@hfadventurecenter.com

Fax:
(540) 668-7046

Website:
harpersferryadventurecenter.com