Things to see and do...

Jul. 4, 2015 at 9:00 PM : Historic district paranormal tours in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Haunted History And Legends Tours. Walk through old town and visit a former hospital, a theater, graveyard, an old hotel and the former childhood home of Confederate spy Belle Boyd. Tours run every Saturday night from April through November, starting at 9 p.m. in June, July, and August. 7 p.m. in September, October and November. Adult entertainment for ages of 13 and older. Reservations required: $12 per person. For more information, call 304-261-7470.


Caperton Train Station
229 East Martin St.
Martinsburg, WV 25401
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Located on the mainline of the CSX Railroad, the Caperton Train Station is a restored 1848-1876 railroad hotel with a modern train station addition. In 1863, the hotel nearby B&O Roundhouses and shops were destroyed by Confederate General Stonewall Jackson during the Civil War. It was also the site of the first national labor strike.

Jul. 5, 2015 at 12:00 PM : Art exhibition at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

95 Chalmers Ct. Silk, Satin and Lace: A Collection of Historical Garments. Runs June 28 through Aug. 2. Wedding gowns, dresses, trimmings, and accessories from Clermont and Clarke County residents. Hours Tuesdays through Saturdays 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment. Closed Mondays. Opening reception June 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. Refreshments. Lecture by Melissa Webb: Conservation and restoration of historically-significant clothing. Free Admission. For more information, call 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org


Barns of Rose Hill
64 Chalmers Ct.
Berryville, VA 22611
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The Barns of Rose Hill are two early 20th-Century dairy barns that were part of a farm estate donated to the Town of Berryville in 1964 and was established as a four-acre park to serve as a central focus of community activities, including culture and the arts events.

Jul. 5, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM : Museum Exhibit at Washington and Lee University

Lee Chapel and Musuem, Lee in the Field. Runs through Aug. 31. Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 1-5 p.m. Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for children. For more information, call 540-458-8768 or visit www.wlu.edu/lee-chapel-and-museum.


Lenfest Hall, Washington & Lee University
100 Glasgow St.
Lexington, VA 24450
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Lenfest Hall is the $10.5 million, 50,000 square foot performing arts home of the Washington and Lee University Theater Department. The professional performing arts Lenfest Center provides for over 250 public performances each year.

Jul. 5, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM : The Miller-Kite House Museum open for season in Elkton, Va.

310 E. Rockingham St. Gen. Stonewall Jackson Headquarters in 1862. Sundays only, from 1 to 5 p.m. through Labor Day weekend. Air conditioned, Free admission, open to the public. For more information, call 540-578-3046 or visit www.elktonhistoricalsociety.com.


Miller-Kite House
310 East Rockingham St.
Elkton, VA 22827
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The museum is located in a house that was the headquarters of General Stonewall Jackson during the beginning of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Exhibit features items from the Civil War era and some articles belonging to Jackson. Open from May 29 to Sept. 4. Sunday only. Other hours by appointment.

Jul. 5, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM : Civil War history exhibition in Lexington, Va.

Brownsburg Museum, 2716 Brownsburg Turnpike. Civil War Brownsburg: A Community`s Civil War Story. Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 540-348-1600 or visit brownsburgva.wordpress.com/museum-news.


Lexington, Virginia
106 East Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450
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Lexington, Virginia is the home of the Virginia Military Institute and Washington & Lee University. The historic downtown area is one of the places where you can feel like you are stepping back into the past, yet the atmosphere as an exciting cosmopolitan edge. It's the home of the legendary Civil War General, "Stonewall" Jackson, and Robert Lee is buried at the University bearing his name. The Virginia Horse Center is a huge indoor complex featuring events and pageants from across the U.S. It's all just minutes from the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, at the southern junction of Interstates 81 and 64.

Jul. 5, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM : Sundays on the Deck at Rockbridge Vineyard in Raphine, Va.

35 Hill View Lane. Live music, family-friendly Bring lawn chairs. Lunch available for purchase or bring your own picnic. Free Admission. Bring your own Rockbridge glass or borrow one  for $2 refundable deposit. For more information, call 540-377-6204.


Rockbridge Vineyard
35 Hill View Lane
Raphine, VA 24472
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Rockbridge Vineyard included five acres of grapes on northern Rockbridge county farm that are at higher elevation than most Virginia vineyards. Winemaking uses traditional, small batch methods. An ongoing events calendar includes wine tastings, music and festivals.

Jul. 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Antony and Cleopatra. For more information, call 1-877-682-4236 or visit www.americanshakespearecenter.com.


The Blackfriars Playhouse - American Shakespeare Center
10 South Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
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The Blackfriars Playhouse is the world’s only re-creation of a Shakespearean indoor theatre. The 300-seat theatre stages performances based on how Shakespeare's company originally performed plays at the original Shakespeare theatres. Performances are staged as a rotating repertory with the same actors in each of several concurrently-running plays.

Jul. 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM : JMU Childrens Theatre at James Madison University

Studio Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. Go, Dog. Go. July 9-10 at 1 p.m. July 5 at 4 p.m. July 11 at 11 a.m. July 11-12 at , 4 p.m. Presented by JMU Childrens Theatre Playshop Players. For more information, visit www.jmu.edu/forbescenter.


James Madison University
800 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
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James Madison University is the only university in America named for U.S. President James Madison. Established in 1908, the university offers a broad range of the liberal arts programs. The university has been a coeducational institution since 1966.

Jul. 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM : Fiddle Workshop at Eastern Mennonite University

Featuring The Steel Wheels. Part of the Suzuki Strings Camp, from June 29 - July 2. For pre-college age students. All levels. Registration required. For more information, call 540-432-4277 or visit emu.edu/musiclessons.


Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Rd.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
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Founded in 1917 by the Mennonite Church. Over the years EMU has grown from a small Bible academy into a fully-accredited university with over 1,600 students in more than 35 undergraduate programs, seminary and five graduate programs.

Jul. 6, 2015 at 9:00 AM : July art workshops for youth at Opus Oaks in Berryville, Va.

2330 Crums Church Road. Presented by Opus Oaks, of Berryville, Va. Fused Glass Workshop, July 6 through July 11 for ges 4-7. Painting and Printmaking Camp, July 6-10, for ages 8-14. Junior Art Camp July 6, July 13, July 20 and July 27. Registration required. For more information, call call 540-955-4226 or 540-955-5140, or visit www.OpusOaks.org.


Berryville, Virginia
23 E. Main St.
Berryville, VA 22611
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Chartered in 1798, Berryville is the county seat of Clarke County and is about an hour drive from Washington, D.C.  The historic town that played a role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Berryville is listed on the Virginia Landmark Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

Jul. 6, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM : Civil War Day Camp at Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market, Va.

8895 George Collins Parkway. July 6-10 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. For ages 7-12. Hands-on Civil War history. Learn to drill. Eat period food. Period games, crafts. Battlefield tours. Limited to 30 per session. Admission: $20 per person, per day. One free day if attending all five days. For more information, call 1-866-515-1864 or visit www.vmi.edu/newmarket.


Virginia Museum of the Civil War
Collins Pkwy
New Market, VA 22844
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The 300-acre Virginia Museum of the Civil War includes the 19th Century Bushong Farm, and Hall of Valor Museum, honoring 250 VMI Cadets from VMI helped win a Confederate victory during the Civil War. The National Historic Landmark includes scenic Shenandoah River overlooks, picnic spots and walking trails.

Jul. 6, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM : Blandy Summer Nature Camps at the State Arboretum of Virginia om Boyce, Va.

Explore the natural world through hands-on activities and experimentation. Weird and Wacky Nature. For rising 2nd-4th Graders. Learn how biologists and other scientists explore nature. Crafts and games. Participants work in small groups with leaders, naturalists and research scientists. Sponsored by the Foundation of the State Arboretum. Limited availabilities, registration required.  For more information, call 540-837-1758, extension 287 or visit www.blandy.edu.


State Arboretum of Virginia
400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620
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Blandy Experimental Farm, a 700-acre University of Virginia research facility near Winchester, Va., is the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia, displaying more than 8,000 trees and woody shrubs. The collections include nearly half the world’s pine species, a grove of about 300 ginkgo trees and a herb garden.

Jul. 7, 2015 at 8:00 AM : Horse shows at Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va.

487 Maury River Rd. Indoor Anderson Coliseum, outdoor Fletcher and Wiley arenas. July 7-8. 27th annual event. Two-day regional schooling shows for hunter and jumper riders will be held at the Horse Center on July 7-8. Pre-Beginner Equitation to the Level 4 Jumpers, Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association Medal. For more information, call 540-464-2950.


Virginia Horse Center
487 Maury River Road
Lexington, VA 24450
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The Virginia Horse Center is a 600-acre facility includes a 4,000-seat indoor arena, eight barns that can accommodate 1,200 horses, 19 show rings, two additional indoor arenas, cross-country and combined driving courses, restaurants, campgrounds and shops. It operates as a non-profit organization for equestrian competition, education and recreation.

Jul. 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Antony and Cleopatra. For more information, call 1-877-682-4236 or visit www.americanshakespearecenter.com.


The Blackfriars Playhouse - American Shakespeare Center
10 South Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
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The Blackfriars Playhouse is the world’s only re-creation of a Shakespearean indoor theatre. The 300-seat theatre stages performances based on how Shakespeare's company originally performed plays at the original Shakespeare theatres. Performances are staged as a rotating repertory with the same actors in each of several concurrently-running plays.

Jul. 8, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM : Lexington Wednesday Farmers Market in Lexington, Va.

McClure Parking Lot behind Southern Inn. Every Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Locally-produced seasonal produce, plants, eggs, meats baked goods, coffee and handcrafted goods using natural materials from local farms. For more information, call 540-463-9234.


Lexington Farmers Market
Jefferson St.
Lexington, VA 24450
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The Lexington Downtown Farmers Market is an open-air, seasonal market operating from May through October, located on McCrum's Parking Lot, Jefferson Street, in Lexington, Va.
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