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Strasburg VA

Strasburg Virginia
“Gateway to the Shenandoah”

Town of Strasburg VA

The town of Strasburg is located on the North Fork River in the Shenandoah county in the Northern part of the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains. The town is nearby to major cultural, historic and transportation routes, such as Old Valley Pike or Route 11.

The town is known for its grassroots art, cultures, pottery, antiques, American Civil War history, and beautiful views. There are multiple restaurants, two breweries, retail shopping, and souvenir shops amongst the backdrop of mainstreet. While in town take same time to view one of the many artistic murals, catch the Shenandoah Collaborative Film Festival, or the Shenandoah Museum of Contemporary Art. Strasburg also has many outdoor activities to explore such as the nearby Skyline Drive in The Shenandoah National Park, The Appalachian Trail, skiing, snowboarding, caverns, biking, and much more. There are many selections to choose from when staying in Strasburg Virginia with a variety of hotels, inn, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds and vacation rentals

History of Strasburg VA

The town of Strasburg was chartered in 1761. The town of Strasburg housed at least seventeen different potters that produced stoneware commercially. In 1913 the Southern Railroad company purchased the Strasburg museum as a freight and passenger depot. In 1970 the depot was transformed back into a museum as a National Historic Landmark displaying pottery, Civil War History, Native American artifacts, a red caboose and a model railroad.

During the Civil War, the town of Strasburg was important to the Stonewall Jackson campaign, who calle it, “The Fountainhead of Rail Traffic for the South.” Strasburg was between two Civil War Battles, The Cedar Creek Battlefield to the North of town and the Fisher’s Hill Battlefield to the South of town. The town was important because it provided to the bread basket of the Confederacy resources and food, in which the Union Army tried to burn.

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