The Heritage Museum: Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society

Local Civil War history is told though artifacts and the unforgettably illuminated electric map. Our distinctive folk art collection carefully weaves a story that spans more than two centuries. The 14,000 square-foot facility, built to reflect the exterior of a 19th century Valley farmstead . . . . . . is in harmony with the site's natural surroundings and Dayton's attractive Historic District.
Local Civil War history is told though artifacts and the unforgettably illuminated electric map.
382 High Street
Dayton, VA 22821
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Rockingham
Phone: (540) 879-2616

The Heritage Museum's excellent exhibits depict the history of the Rockingham County and Harrisonburg area; an electric map highlighting Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign of 1862; a distinctive Shenandoah Valley folk art collection; an extensive genealogy library with guides to assist your research; a bookstore with a unique selection including local interest, Civil War history and family research. Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm (Seasonal Sundays 1-5pm).

Featured Exhibit:  Hopkins Family Civil War Letters - Recently discovered letters found during the renovation of the Hopkins family ancestral home in McGaheysville, VA reveals stories of family life and war.

The 19th Century historic Cromer-Trumbo House, furnished with decorative arts and antiques from the Mary Spitzer Etter collection, will be open for group tours by appointment.

Come visit the Valley's "Best-Kept Secret" and learn why so many visitors leave saying, "I had no idea!"

Admission Fee: Adults $5, Children Free

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