First Day at Chancellorsville

+Spotsylvania County Museum Fighting at Chancellorsville opened on the morning of May 1, 1863, along the Orange Turnpike and the Orange Plank Road. “The Battle of Chancellorsville started here – amid the homes of families living along the Orange Turnpike. On the morning of May 1, Ann Lewis ,…, found Union cavalrymen lounging in her yard.Continue reading “First Day at Chancellorsville”

Spotsylvania Farmers Market

Visiting the farmers market is one of our favorite activities. One of the best parts about shopping at the farmers market is that it’s fun!  We love seeing what the different vendors have to offer and just being in a lively environment. We really love going to the Spotsylvania Farmers Market because of its locationContinue reading “Spotsylvania Farmers Market”

Belmont — Gari Melchers Home and Studio

He was one of the most successful painters of his time, sought out by the rich and famous. She was a beautiful, young art student, and his biggest fan. They fell in love on an ocean liner and spent their lives sharing art. The story of Gari and Corinne Melchers lives on in their home,Continue reading “Belmont — Gari Melchers Home and Studio”

Dark Hollow Falls – Shenandoah

Dark Hollow Falls is one of the most popular trails in Shenandoah National Park. This trail is short, but very steep and rocky. The trail follows a stream to a beautiful waterfall. The 1.4 mile round trip hike is downhill from the trail parking to the falls, then uphill to the parking lot. There isContinue reading “Dark Hollow Falls – Shenandoah”

Blue Ridge Tunnel

The Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail opened November, 2020. The Blue Ridge Tunnel is a historic railroad tunnel built during the construction of the Blue Ridge Railroad in the 1850s. It’s located just off of U.S. 250 between the town of Waynesboro and Rockfish Gap. The trail is very popular and family friendly. During our visitContinue reading “Blue Ridge Tunnel”