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Historic Sites: Civil War Re-enactment in Highland County, Virginia and the Craig County Fall Festival
Historic Sites

The Commonwealth of Virginia is known for its rich history.

Historic New Castle signAnd Virginia’s Western Highlands doesn’t disappoint. From Civil War sites to the golden days of the railroad, a trip through Virginia’s Western Highlands can help you understand how our past shaped our present.

  • Clifton Forge
    A Photographic Journey
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    Locality:
    439 E Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    FREE Exhibit in the Gallery by Dan Henderson. “Sometimes I see something so compelling or so beautiful that it just needs to be photographed as it is. But often it is more – or less – than the thing itself; the rock or the mountain, the tree or the forest. What interests me are the nuances, the details that others might not notice. How light and shadow sculpt the subject. The effect of time of day, of season of the year, how the atmosphere changes the subject. It is seeing something in a new or different way. It is eliminating distracting elements, sometimes just capturing lines or shapes or form. Occasionally it is finding a way to create an abstraction of something familiar in the hope of causing the viewer to think about what he or she is seeing” ~ Dan Henderson

    Telephone:
    (540) 862-4447

    Website:
    https://highlandsartsandcraft.org/

  • Clifton Forge
    ANNUAL H. S. ART COMPETITION & RESIDENCY ARTISTS-THE COVID YEARS
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    Locality:
    439 E. Ridgeway St.
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Every year (31 so far) Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center hosts the Annual High School Art Competition.  However, the years 2019/2020/2021 proved to be a little different…So, without further ado, presenting (finally!), the work of our “Artist in Education”, mixed media & assemblage artist Tara Holl-  along with 2 huge student made assemblage murals by Covington High School art students.  In addition, other student work from Covington High School students will be in the competition and on display in the Gallery beginning May 18th.Not only will we have artwork from the 2019/2020 school year, but we also have the 2020/2021 “Artist in Education” artist Jennifer Galvin with her handmade paper work as well as some handmade paperwork created by art students from Alleghany High School.  Also other artwork from Alleghany High School students will be on display for the competition.This should turn out to be the best year yet!To check out the students as they create the large murals from 2019/2020 go here:  https://fb.watch/5rZHgKpsL5/

    Telephone:
    (540) 862-4447

    Website:
    www.highlandsartsandcrafts.com

  • Covington
    Alleghany Historical Society
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    Locality:
    149 Maple Avenue
    PO Box 384
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Alleghany Historical Society was formed June 26, 1958 with 231 charter members. The Society has continually been active in the Community since that time and has recently moved into the newly restored 1908 C&O Covington Passenger Depot.Our mission is to preserve the history of the Alleghany Highlands and continue to educate the citizens about the history of our area.We are currently operate in two historic Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad passenger stations.  The first, and most recently renovated, was originally completed in 1890 and is available for rent for special events.  Please contact us for more details.  The larger of the two structures was completed originally in 1908, and today houses our archives, research library, and primary exhibit area. Whether you are a history buff, researcher of geneology, or casual passer-by, we are more than happy to help with further information on the Alleghany Highlands of today or yester-year.  Please come see us!

    Telephone:
    540-965-0149

    Website:
    www.milton-hall.com/alleghany_historical/index.htm

  • New Castle
    Audie Murphy Monument
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    Locality:
    Appalachian Trail
    New Castle, VA 24127

    On May 28, 1971, Audie Murphy, the most decorated US soldier in World War II, died in an airplane crash on the slopes of Brush Mountain, near New Castle, VA. Three years later, the Veterans of Foreign Wars placed a stone monument near the site of the crash. The monument may be approached in several ways. For those wanting only a short walk, you may drive up Brush Mountain, but be prepared for a winding, graveled road. The road ends at the parking lot and from there it is an easy 1/2 mile hike to the monument. After viewing the monument, take the short trail to the rocky overlook to get beautiful views of the Craig Creek Valley.

    Telephone:
    540-552-4641

    Website:
    www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj/easterndivide/recreation/hiking/audie_trail.shtml

  • Warm Springs
    Bath County Historical Society
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    Locality:
    99 Court House Hill Road
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Take a break from shopping and visit the Bath County Historical Society, which is both a museum of local history and a center for genealogy and research.  The building (which was originally the law offices of John Wilson Stephenson) was moved from its original location more than a mile away at the site of the current Warm Springs Inn.  The museum features keepsakes and mementos that date back to even before Bath County was founded in 1790, all tastefully arranged in a series of rooms as they might have appeared in a stately Victorian-era home.  Featured are furniture, clothing, china, crystal, even a little silver.  The walls are decorated with old family portraits, and original artwork.  Other museum rooms feature tools, war and railroad memorabilia, and, of course, los of artifacts relating to the springs and the hotels around them.  Open seasonally from April-October, the Bath County Historical Society provides a vivid look into the past of this charming and historic county.

    Telephone:
    540-839-2543

    Website:
    www.bathcountyhistory.org

  • Clifton Forge
    Bloom With Grace
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    Locality:
    439 E Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    FREE Exhibit in the Gallery!“Bloom With Grace” is an exhibit that has grown out of an annual sunflower festival that I have hosted the past 5 years on our family farm in Botetourt County, Virginia. I have dabbled in nature photography for a few years and have greatly enjoyed combining my new found love for sunflowers with a passion of mine. To be surrounded by the calmness and easygoing spirit that these views provide is simply breathtaking and I am excited to be able to share them with everyone. ~ Candace Monaghan

    Telephone:
    (540) 862-4447

    Website:
    https://highlandsartsandcraft.org/

  • Clifton Forge
    C&O Heritage Center
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    Locality:
    705 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The C&O Heritage Center offers a multi-dimensional railroad heritage experience that tells the story of the C&O Railway from its beginning in 1836 to today's CSX.  Come spend and afternoon watching trains from the signal tower, tour the museum and equipment, ride the Little C&O, blow the whistle, or sit down beside the pot belly stove in the replica passenger station and play a game of checkers.

    Telephone:
    540-862-2210

    Website:
    www.candoheritage.org

  • Clifton Forge
    C&O Railway Heritage Center - Clifton Forge
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    Locality:
    705 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society is proud to offer The C&O Railway Heritage Center  in Clifton Forge. This Center is a railway heritage museum, interpretive, educational, and visitor's center that tells the story of the C&O Railway: the people, the places, and the technology. The story is the essential American tale of how our nation grew, how we lived and worked, and how we were all connected together by twin rails of steel. The purpose of this center is also to honor the memory and contribution of all the railroaders who built the railroads that allowed our nation to prosper, and all those railroaders who continue to keep America moving by rail.Features: - 1896 Freight Depot Visitor's Center - Replica Signal Tower for Train Watching - 1922 Gadsby's Tavern Dining Car - Restored C&O Cabooses - 7 1/2 Inch Gauge Ride-On Train - Large Scale Locomotive Models - 96 Foot O-Gauge Layout - C&O China and Chessie Displays

    Telephone:
    540-862-8653

    Website:
    www.candoheritage.org

  • Monterey
    Camp Allegheny, Confederate Outpost
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    Locality:
    U.S. 250 and Elieber Sods Rd
    Monterey, VA 24465

    Inscription reads: "Two miles west on the former Staunton-to-Parkersburg Turnpike is Camp Allegheny, the highest Civil War fortification east of the Mississippi. Its rolling meadows and spectacular views belie a punishing winter climate." The turnpike was completed in 1839 to "benefit the state by retaining and increasing its western population, clearing and settling an extensive territory, and adding to the revenue...the formidable central range of mountains of Virginia, a county at present almost a wilderness and where comforts are unknown," according to Claudius Crozet, then Principal Engineer of the Virginia Board of Public Works. In 1861, the road became an important strategic target for both armies. Confederates dug in at Camp Allegheny, overlooking the turnpike, to bar advances into the Shenandoah Valley after Union victories at Rich Mountain and Corricks Ford in July 1861. They held this vital position during Gen. Robert E. Lee's attack on nearby Cheat Mountain that September. The garrison here under Edward "Old Alleghany" Johnson was attacked by Federals led by Gen. Robert Milroy on December 13, 1861. The Confederate defenders won one of the hardest fought battles of the war's first year.Southern soldiers endured a horrible winter at Camp Allegheny. Diseases swept through the exposed camp, killing scores of men whose unmarked graves still lie scattered across the mountaintop. Abandoning Camp Allegheny in April 1862, Confederate survivors retreated east on the turnpike, toward Staunton, before joining Gen. T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson. The combined force marched west again, defeating Union forces under Milroy once more at McDowell on May 8, 1862. Though western Virginia remained in Union hands, Jackson's famous Valley campaign continued, ending in June with victories at Port Republic and Cross Keys.

    Telephone:
    540-468-2550

    Website:
    http://www.highlandcounty.org/

  • Clifton Forge
    Carried Along
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    Locality:
    439 E Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    “Carried Along” Botetourt artist Brett LaGue’s work often shows the beauty of Virginia. His work can be found all across the US, England & France. His work has been available in the Shop here at Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center for years, and now this free exhibit can be seen on Tuesdays thru Saturdays from 10 AM to 4:30 PM.

    Telephone:
    (540) 862-4447

    Website:
    https://highlandsartsandcraft.org/

  • Clifton Forge
    Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society
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    Locality:
    312 E. Ridgeway St
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society is a non-profit corporation dedicated to interpreting the American Railway experience using C&O Railway's history through drawings, documents, and artifacts which the Society collects, preserves, and makes available to as broad an audience as possible.

    Telephone:
    540-862-2210

    Website:
    www.cohs.org

  • Covington
    Chimney Springs View
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    Locality:
    Falling Springs
    Covington, VA 24426

    Outdoor Photography Venue for Special Times.This beautiful, private property is located in Falling Springs area of the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia.  This property came to the current owners with the prior owner saying “I’m giving you the property but selling you the view”.To that point, it was this stunning view that has kept this family here.  The vantage points for outdoor photography were enhanced for our daughter's wedding, from the terrace, the overall landscaping as well as the addition of a wedding platform which showcases the view down the valley for photos.We encourage you to look at the various photos on our website to see if this venue fits your dream photography site, be this for family, marriage proposal, engagement, bridal or day-of wedding portraits.  Photography opportunities are four-seasons, with beautiful leafing out of color in the spring, flowers and greens of the summer, autumn colors splashing across the mountains in the fall, and the occasional snow in the winter.If interested, please use the “Contact Us” form on our website to share information relevant to a desired photo session. We'd be honored to be a part of such special, lasting memories for you and your family!

    Telephone:
    540-962-2178

    Website:
    chimneyspringsview.com

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Downtown Historic District
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    Locality:
    501 E. Ridgeway St.
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The City of Clifton Forge is in western Virginia nestled in the Allegheny Mountains at the southern tip of the Shenandoah Valley and west of the Blueridge Parkway. The population is approximately 4,679. CSX Transportation's "mountain rail line" passes through Clifton Forge which has a rich railroad history. The City is home to the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, The Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society and The Stonewall Theater. Douthat State Park is just 7 miles from the city.

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Website:
    http://cliftonforgemainstreet.org/

  • Covington
    Covington Depot
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    Locality:
    149 S. Maple Avenue
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Covington Depot houses the Alleghany Historical Society - The first depot in the Alleghany Highlands, and most recently renovated, was originally completed in 1890 and is now available for rent for special events. It is a newly restored 1908 C&O Covington Passenger Depot.

    Telephone:
    540-965-6360

    Website:
    http://www.covington.va.us/

  • Covington
    Covington Downtown Historic District
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    Locality:
    City Hall Court Street
    Covington, VA 24426

    The City of Covington is in western Virginia along the Allegheny Mountains at the southern tip of the Shenandoah Valley and west of the Blueridge Parkway. Joining with the City of Clifton Forge, Alleghany County, Bath County and Highland County, the area is promoted as Virginia's Western Highlands. Covington is accessible via Interstate 64 and U. S. Route 220. The population is approximately 6,991. The city is designated as a "Virginia Certified Business Location" and a "Virginia Accredited Tourism Community."

    Telephone:
    540-965-6300

  • New Castle
    Craig County Courthouse
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    Locality:
    182 Main Street
    New Castle, VA 24127

    The Craig County Courthouse was built in 1852 when the county was formed and New Castle established as the county seat. It is located in the New Castle historic district on the corner of Main and Court Streets, opposite the Old Brick Hotel. Renovation and expansion was done in 2000, while the original Jeffersonian architecture was preserved. It houses several county offices; judicial court is held regularly. Historical and genealogical records are available in the Clerk's Office. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

    Telephone:
    540-864-5010

    Website:
    http://www.craigcountyva.gov

  • Clifton Forge
    Fx 2 2020:A REGIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
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    Locality:
    439 E Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    This exhibit focuses on the work of area photographers working in traditional film and/or digital imaging and is open to the public November 27th - December 28th 2020.

    Telephone:
    540-862-4447

    Website:
    https://highlandsartsandcraft.org/

  • McDowell
    Highland County Museum
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    Locality:
    161 Mansion House Road
    McDowell, VA 24458

    The museum is located in a 1851 home which served as a hosptial during the Civil War Battle of McDowell on May 8, 1862. The home became a stagecoach stop on the Staunton-to-Parkersburg Turnpike and was operated as a hotel. The Highland Historical Society purchased the building in 2001 to renovate it into a local history museum. The grand opening was held May 7, 2005. One of the museum rooms is dedicated solely to the Battle of McDowell including a new documentary film on the battle that was shot on-location in McDowell. Two other exhibit rooms are filled with local artifacts and antiques that tell the story of the rural, mountain community of Highland County, Va. For more information, go to the website.

    Telephone:
    540-396-4478

    Website:
    www.highlandcountyhistory.com

  • Covington
    Humpback Bridge
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    Locality:
    Midland Trail
    Covington, VA 24426

    Humpback Bridge is the only covered, humpback bridge remaining in the United States.  It's also a cherished landmark, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, where residents and visitors alike gather for picnics, photos or simply to admire her beauty and craftsmanship.The bridge was constructed in 1857, and the design of the bridge, to be covered and arched, was to increase its longevity and keep the midpoint above flood waters.  This nearly 110 foot structure was built with a broad axe and put together with hand hewed locust pins.  The bridge was used for vehicular traffic on Route 60 (Midland Trail) until 1929.  In 1953, The Covington Business and Professional Woman's Club, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the area residents restored the bridge.  Three eras of transportation history can be seen at this site: the old road crossing Humpback Bridge, the new state highway bridge on Route 60 (Midland Trail) and the CSX railroad bridge.Fans of covered bridges come from all over the world to admire the historic Humpback Bridge.  It has been lovingly preserved and is now part of a five-acre wayside park.  It's uniquely Alleghany.   

    Telephone:
    540-962-2178

    Website:
    www.virginiadot.org/info/faq-covbridge5.asp

  • Clifton Forge
    Intimate Narratives
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    Locality:
    439 E Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Coming to the Gallery March 2nd thru April 2nd:“Intimate Narratives” an exhibit by Elaine Fleck where she merges her passion with textiles and painting. This free exhibit can be visited in the Gallery Tuesdays thru Saturdays from 10 am to 4:30 pm.

    Telephone:
    (540) 862-4447

    Website:
    https://highlandsartsandcraft.org/

  • Clifton Forge
    Intimate Narratives by Elaine Fleck
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    Locality:
    439 E Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Coming to the Gallery March 2nd thru April 2nd:“Intimate Narratives” an exhibit by Elaine Fleck where she merges her passion with textiles and painting. This free exhibit can be visited in the Gallery Tuesdays thru Saturdays from 10 am to 4:30 pm.

    Telephone:
    (540) 862-4447

    Website:
    https://highlandsartsandcraft.org/

  • McDowell
    McDowell Battlefield
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    Locality:
    Bullpasture River Field
    1 Main Street
    McDowell, VA 24458

    The Civil War Battle of McDowell which was fought May 8, 1862. The Battle of McDowell was Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson's first victory in his legendary Valley Campaign. Over time, the battlefield has remained largely untouched having gained a 100 percent pristine rating from the U.S. Department of Interior. Buildings that stood during the battle remain in the village today.

    Telephone:
    540-396-6169

    Website:
    http://www.highlandcountyhistory.com/HHS/Welcome.html

  • McDowell
    McDowell Presbyterian Church
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    Locality:
    US Route 250
    McDowell, VA 24458

    Come see an important piece of American History. The McDowell Presbyterian Church is a surviving structure that existed during the Battle of McDowell in the American Civil War.The McDowell Battlefield Trail is accessible from the church parking lot. Located on U. S. Route 250 in McDowell, Virginia, at the intersection of Rt. 250 with Bullpasture River Road (Rt. 678).  The red brick church right across from the Civil War Cemetery.  You can park in the church parking lot to hike the McDowell Battlefield Trail.

    Telephone:
    540-396-3450

    Website:
    www.mcdowellpresbyterian.org

  • Clifton Forge
    Museum of Antique Coffee Mills
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    Locality:
    509 E Ridgeway St
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Museum of Antique Coffee Mills and Coffee Bar is the only museum of its kind in America. Enjoy the experience of a specialty coffee among the art, antiques and plants that complete the shop. The coffee bar serves award-winning specialty coffee and expresso-based drinks, premium teas, many varieties of biscotti and scones, including gluten-free. Selections from the private collection of the owners, Judith and Stephen Sivonda, numbering over 300 from 17th to  the 20th century examples, are on display. The Sivonda's are longtime members of the Association of Coffee Mill Enthusiasts. Judith is co-author of the book Antique Coffee Grinders: American, English and European, Schiffer Pub., available at the museum  We are located in historic downtown Clifton Forge, within walking distance of the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center, the Historic Masonic Theatre, the C&O Railway Heritage Center, the Clifton Forge School of the Arts and four restaurants. 

    Telephone:
    (540) 968-3639

    Website:
    www.caffemuseova.com

  • New Castle
    Old Brick Hotel
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    Locality:
    141 Court Street
    New Castle, VA 24127

    Come visit the Old Brick Hotel where past boarders include lawyers and judges, hot springs visitors, and maybe Jesse James. The three-story brick building was built in three stages beginning in 1840. Right across the street from the Craig County Courthouse, it was the center of town through the boom times of the early 1900's. Restoration was begun in 1982 by the Craig County Historical Society. It now showcases local antiques, a ground-floor Genealogy Library added on in 2012, and a lot of history. Two restored log cabins are nearby; the Hawkins cabin is adjacent to the hotel and the two-story Keffer log house is a block away beside Mick or Mack IGA. The Old Brick Hotel is the proud focal point of the Craig County Fall Festival second Saturday of each October. Open every Friday afternoon April through November, or please call for an appointment.

    Telephone:
    540-864-5004

    Website:
    www.visitcraigcountyva.com

  • Clifton Forge
    Rails of Memory in Alleghany
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    Locality:
    439 E. Ridgeway St.
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    In partnership with the C & O Historical Society, the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center will feature local artwork and historical memorabilia of the C & O in Alleghany. The 1st collaboration was in 1996. This unique & interesting exhibit is free of charge and will be open to the public beginning Jan 21st through Feb 27th.The show is a grand reflection of the past glory of the C & O’s presence with so many items visitors will recognize and enjoy.  The C & O Historical Society has several favorite items for sale- maps, hats, books, masks, magnets, and more!  We hope you will enjoy it!

    Telephone:
    (540) 862-4447

    Website:
    https://highlandsartsandcraft.org/event/rails-of-memory-in-alleghany/2021-01-21/

  • Clifton Forge
    Ridgely Historic Gardens
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    Locality:
    118 First Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Ridgely Gardens is a mountainside property overlooking the historic town of Clifton Forge, Virginia. Beginning in 1902, this two-acre privately-owned garden property was gradually carved into the steep southern face of Fore Mountain in the highlands of Alleghany County. Stone walks, steps, walls, and ponds combined with old boxwood hedges, and defined flowerbeds give the garden structure, dimension and a distinct mountainside ambience.

    Telephone:
    540-620-2400

    Website:
    http://ridgelyhistoricgardens.com/

  • Monterey
    The Highland Inn - Virginia Historic Landmark
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    Locality:
    68 W. Main Street
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The Highland Inn is an historic Country Inn located in Virginia’s Western Highlands. The Inn is the premier architectural landmark in the town of Monterey, the county seat of Highland County. Built in 1904 the Inn was known for it’s first 75 years as the "Hotel Monterey". The Inn is listed on the "National Register of Historic Places" and is a "Virginia Historic Landmark". A grand three-story structure, the Inn was built in a commercial Queen Anne Style, featuring two levels of architecturally significant Eastlake style porches. The Inn has eighteen guest rooms and suites, each with a private bath. A deluxe continental breakfast is provided for guests. Dining featuring local foods is available in the "Monterey Dining Room" and the more casual "Black Sheep Tavern". The Inn will be undergoing an extensive renovation during 2017 thanks to the private and state donations.  

    Telephone:
    540-468-2143

    Website:
    www.highland-inn.com

  • Clifton Forge
    The Historic Masonic Theatre
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    Locality:
    510 Main St
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Circa 1905, originally an opera house and Masonic Lodge in the downtown historic district of Clifton Forge, VA, the Historic Masonic Theatre is Virginia's oldest continuously operating Theatre. On July 1, 2016, the Historic Masonic Theatre opened its doors to the public once again after a 6.5 million dollar renovation.  A  movie theatre and a performing arts venue, the four story building has a state of the art auditorium, an underground cafe and lounge area, a balcony with seating and conference room and an upper level ballroom suitable for wedding receptions and gatherings. The Theatre's history includes performances bythe world famous Count Basie Orchestra, appearances by Tex Ritter, Lash LaRue, and Cowboy Bob Steele and political speaker William Jennings Bryan.

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    elizabeth.putnam@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    www.historicmasonictheatre.com

  • Monterey
    Town of Monterey, Headquarters Town
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    Locality:
    US 250, just SW of intersection with Spruce St., at Highland County Courthouse
    Monterey, VA 0

    Inscription reads: "Monterey was headquarters for Confederates during much of the 1861 Mountain Campaign and headquarters for Federals prior to the fighting at McDowell. In the winter of 1861-1862, skirmishing occurred across the county as the frontier between the armies shifted from Allegheny Mountain, on the modern state line, to West View in Augusta County." Union forces occupied Monterey on April 6, 1862. The town remained in Federal hands until after the Battle of McDowell, May 8, 1862. The Osborne Wilson-Fenn House, on Main Street, was Union Gen. Robert Milroy's headquarters.Displaying the ambiguity with which many western Virginians approached the Civil War, Highland County's government waited until June 1862, after the Battle of McDowell, to take the Oath of Allegiance to the Confederacy.

    Telephone:
    0

    Website:
    www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=16660

  • Monterey
    Virginia Maple Syrup Trail - Highland County
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    Locality:
    61 Highland Center Drive
    Monterey, VA 24465

    To further “tap” into what Highland County is most known for, Highland County has introduced the Virginia Maple Syrup Trail!  This passport program offers visitors the chance to visit seven sugar camps in Highland County throughout the year, excluding the busy Maple Festival weeks and weekends, to experience each unique camp.  Two of the participating camps are not currently open to the public during the Maple Festival, which adds another dimension to the intrigue.  Visitors are invited to call ahead to the sugar camps, schedule a visit for a tour, taste their syrup and get a stamp on their passport.  After all seven camps are visited, there will be a prize, but the real incentive is to have more one-on-one interaction with the farmers who run the camps.  Visitors can check out what happens on these farms and in Highland County year-round outside of the busy syrup-making season in late winter and early spring.  If you want to know where your food comes from, this a great family outdoor opportunity! Visit www.virginiamaplesyrup.com for more details.  Enjoy!

    Telephone:
    540-468-2550

    Website:
    www.highlandcounty.org

  • Warm Springs
    Warwickton Mansion
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    Locality:
    2241 Hidden Valley Road
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Warwickton Mansion is an antebellum mansion built by Judge James Wood Warwick in 1848 and which now operates as the Hidden Valley Bed and Breakfast. Warwickton Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was the shooting set for the 1993 post Civil-War film called Sommersby, starring Richard Gere and Jodie Foster. You may view the mansion from the river, but reservations are required to enter the gate to the Inn.

    Telephone:
    540-839-3178

    Website:
    www.hiddenvalleybedandbreakfast.com

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