Martinsburg/Berkeley County, WV

Martinsburg/Berkeley County Convention & Visitors Bureau

115 North Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401

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Charles Town/Jefferson County, WV

Jefferson County Convention & Visitors Bureau

37 Washington Court
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

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Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce

29 Keyes Ferry Road, Suite 200
Charles Town, WV 25414

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Winchester/Frederick County

Winchester/Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau & Visitor Center

1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Winchester, VA 22601

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Clarke County

Clarke County Chamber of Commerce

101 East Main Street
Berryville, VA 22611

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Front Royal/Warren County

Front Royal/Warren County Visitor Center

414 East Main Street
Front Royal, VA 22630

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Shenandoah County

Shenandoah County, Virginia Office of Tourism

Cyndi Pulis
Phone: 888-367-3965
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Mount Jackson Chamber of Commerce

5901 Main Street
Mount Jackson, VA 22842
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New Market Area Chamber of Commerce

100 West Lee Street
New Market, VA 22844

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Strasburg Chamber of Commerce

157 N. Holliday Street
P.O. Box 42
Strasburg, VA 22657

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Woodstock Chamber of Commerce

140 North Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664


Luray/Page County

Luray/Page County Visitor Center

18 Campbell Street
Luray, VA 22835

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Harrisonburg/Rockingham County

Harrisonburg Tourism

Located inside the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center
212 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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Staunton/Waynesboro/Augusta County

Staunton Convention & Visitors Bureau

116 West Beverley Street, 2nd Floor
Staunton, VA 24401

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City of Waynesboro / Waynesboro Tourism

301 West Main Street
Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce

30 Ladd Road
Fishersville, VA 22939

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Greater Augusta Regional Tourism

301 West Main Street
Waynesboro, VA 22980

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Highland County

Highland County Chamber of Commerce

Carolyn Pohowsky, Director
Phone: 540-468-2550
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Lexington, Buena Vista/Rockbridge

Lexington & Rockbridge Area Tourism

106 East Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450

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Bath County

Bath County Tourism
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Alleghany County

Alleghany County Chamber of Commerce

241 West Main Street
Covington, VA 24426

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Fincastle/Botetourt County

Botetourt County Office of Tourism

13 West Main Street - Suite 1, Box 10
Fincastle, VA 24090

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Roanoke, Salem/Roanoke County

Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

101 Shenandoah Avenue N.E.
Roanoke, VA 24016

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Salem, Virginia Visitor Center

Debra Hite, Public Relations Associate
540-375-4044 or 1-888-VASALEM
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Fincastle / Botetourt County, Virginia

In Botetourt County, you can retrace the steps of Lewis and Clark as they set out on their remarkable journey across the American continent. In 1803, the famous explorers departed from the frontier town of Fincastle.

A small, hilly, colonial county seat village, Fincastle is a great place to go to slow down a bit. This quaint village of about 325 or so quiet souls has been the seat of Botetourt for the last 236 years. It is an original Virginia county that once stretched all the way to the Mississippi River!

Combining the talents of German craftsmen and Scots-Irish merchants and lawyers, early residents built a town of attractive houses and dignified small public buildings. Descendants of many of these early families still live in the area today.

Visit the Botetourt County Museum, stand on Court House Square and spy an old (1809) Western-style hotel, a Jeffersonian courthouse (1818), and a Victorian-style jail (1897). Then using the Walking Tour brochure, found just outside the courthouse, go and discover beautiful wrought iron fences and gates, flagstone walks, hand water pumps, and the early gravestones in the churchyards. The five churches date back to 1795 and are active today. A guided Walking tour is available through Historic Fincastle, Inc.

On the Botetourt Wine Trail, you will find symmetrical rows of hillside vineyards that frame the landscape with a changing palette of textures and colors. These wineries welcome visitors for tours, tastings, and hospitality, and offer a variety of special events on many weekends throughout the year.

Finally, be sure not to miss visiting the Town of Buchanan. From its earliest development, it was the principal crossing of the James River via the “Great Valley Road.” A self-guided or guided tour is available through the town’s office.


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