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Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society

382 High Street, Dayton, VA 22821, USA

The museum has many Civil War exhibits relating to the Shenandoah Valley. One of the highlights of the museum is a 12-foot electronic relief map and narrative program, with 300 lights that follow the movements of the contending armies in Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign.


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Take I-81 to Harrisonburg Exit 245. Turn west (left if you have been traveling north, right if you have been traveling south on I-81) onto Port Republic Road. Proceed straight through intersection with South Main Street (or Route 11), at which point the road you are traveling on changes its name from Port Republic Road to Maryland Avenue. At the next intersection (with South High Street, or Route 42), turn left onto Route 42. Travel 3.3 miles, leaving Harrisonburg and passing the Wal-mart shopping center, and turn right onto Eberly Road (Route 732) at the stop light. (Be alert to Horse and Buggies traveling in this area!) One quarter mile along Eberly Road, stop at a three-way intersection, turn left over the one lane bridge onto College Street, then immediately turn right onto Bowman Road. Make a quick left onto High Street. The Historical Society is on your left with ample parking.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, museum, gift shop, picnic area.

Available Interpretation

Exhibits, Stonewall Jackson Valley Campaign Map

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Adults $5.00, children (18 and under) free


Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM, Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM April through November



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