The Edinburg Mill survived the Burning of the Shenandoah Valley in 1864, now a museum and visitor center in Edinburg, Virginia
Photo: Hank Zimmerman
Tucked against the Massanutten Mountain range in central Shenandoah County, the town of Edinburg is just off Interstate 81. Historic US Route 11 forms its main street.
A number of businesses, two public parks and several restaurants are located there, along with the main branch of the county library.. The town is home to a number of buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places, including several farms and houses, Lantz Mill and The Edinburg Mill and Museum.
The Edinburg Mill and Museum, formerly known as the 1848 Mill, was one of the few mills to survive the burning during the Civil War. This historic structure has been restored, and now includes a museum, featuring a Transportation Through the Years exhibit; a Civil War Exhibit that includes military agricultural artifacts, period clothing and military uniforms and textiles; and a 50-seat theatre, which feautures multiple daily showings of the the film, "The Burning," describing the mass burning during the Civil War. The film, based on the book by John Heatwole, was created specifically for the Edinburg Mill.
The Edinburg Ole Time Festival is celebrated annually in the fall, featuring many local artisans, craft and food vendors, music and entertainment, a parade and an antique car show.