The City of Waynesboro is located only three miles from the junction of Skyline Drive and The Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as a portion of the Appalachian Trail. The city's proximity to these national parks provides many opportunities for hiking, backpacking, mountain and road biking, and even bouldering.
Historical artifacts are plentiful at The Waynesboro Heritage Museum, at the historic Plumb House and throughout the city. The Plumb House was built when Thomas Jefferson was president. It's got Civil War and Native American displays, as well as an authentic summer kitchen and historic garden.
The annual reenactment of The Battle of Waynesboro commemorates the last major battle of the American Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley and the last battle for Confderate General Jubal A. Early. After he lost this battle, Early relinquished the town and the Valley region to Union General Phillip Sheridan.
Waynesboro is the home town of P. Buckley Moss and the P. Buckley Moss Gallery, which attracts thousands of visitors annually.
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Waynesboro is named after American Revolutionary Gen. Anthony Wayne, and was the scene of one of the last American Civil War battles fought in the Valley. The annual South River Fly Fishing Expo festival is held here.
Waynesboro is named after American Revolutionary Gen. Anthony Wayne, and was the scene of one of the last American Civil War battles fought in the Valley. The annual South River Fly Fishing Expo festival is held here.Photo: Hank Zimmerman