History at Sunset:The Valley Pike Route to Invasion

Wayside Inn
Wayside Inn
Wayside Inn
7783 Main St
Middletown, VA 22645
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Frederick
Phone: (540) 868-9176
Website nps.gov

One of the most critical features throughout the history of the Shenandoah Valley was the existence and improvement of the Valley Pike, the principal thoroughfare that ran the length of the Valley. This all-weather road played a critical role throughout the numerous campaigns during all four years of the Civil War, including the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. Join Park Ranger Shannon Moeck as she explains the evolution of this road and its role during the Civil War. Meet at the Wayside Inn (7783 Main Street, Middletown, VA). This program will visit several locations around the park, and thus will involve a car caravan system (visitors follow the ranger's vehicle).


Last Updated: 4/8/2013 3:00 PM
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