Visit the monumental National Historic Landmark, to discover why photos don't do it justice, nor words describe it, and why the awe-struck Thomas Jefferson bought "the most sublime of nature's works" for all to see. Artists painted and illustrated it; word got out. In Colonial and Early America, The Natural Bridge became one of the most notable natural wonders on the continent.
It served as a shot tower to make ammunition for the War of 1812. It served as a road before settlers arrived. For Native Americans the 230-foot tall Natural Bridge carried them over Cedar Creek on the "Great Path"; early settlers, the "Great Wagon Road"; Civil War troops, the "racecourse of the armies"; for us today, "U.S. 11."
Admission includes The Natural Bridge, Cedar Creek Trail; Monacan Indian Village; indoor butterfly garden; Wax & Toy Museums, and the Drama of Creation show at dusk; add on Caverns; discounts on-line.
For accommodations on-site, admission, and breakfast, book an Escape Package or the Civil War 150th Package and explore the Hunter's Raid Trail; visit www.NaturalBridgeOffers.com, or use the red "Book" button below.
The Natural Bridge, in the Shenandoah Valley, is off I-81, exits 175 & 180, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Last Updated: 7/31/2012 11:22 AM