“What Will You Discover?” Is the calling of Luray Caverns and Museums, located in Luray, Virginia on the outskirts of Shenandoah National Park.
This natural and historical place boasts of past life in the Shenandoah Valley and mysterious caverns below the earth’s surface. Many visitors that come to see the caverns miss the wonderful opportunity of viewing the additional museums on the property. Including the Luray Valley Museum which shares the pioneer life in early Virginia.
Boasting seven acres, this museum portrays a 19th century farming community. Including a school, blacksmith shop, church and additional buildings, one can walk in the past to a simple life. Perhaps even searching through the bag of dirt in hopes of some gold dust.
The museum is well thought out with authentic buildings preserved from the late 1800’s and are well maintained for generations to come.
Inside the Luray Valley Museum, artifacts are on display from early Native American life to the 1920’s and a pioneer’s life. The attention to detail in the quality and quantity of items on display make this museum unique. From a time when things weren’t preserved, the Luray Valley Museum has done a wonderful job retrieving and preserving the past.
If you ever find yourself in Shenandoah National Park, find some time to get out to Luray Caverns. It’s well worth it, and a wonderful side trip to the mountains.