Arrive in Winchester. Tour the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and the magnificent gardens glowing in fall color. Alternatively, plan to visit Blandy Farm/State Arboretum of Virginia and marvel at the 8,000 trees and shrubs, meandering walkways and historic buildings.
Drive to Old Town Winchester where you can stroll the pedestrian mall, the first of its kind in Virginia, and visit museums, such as the Old Court House Civil War Museum or George Washington's Office Museum. Browse the many unique shops and boutiques for a special gift or two. There are many choices for lunch, as more than 30 cafes, grills and restaurants await your arrival and palate! In fact, you may want to offer lunch-on-you-own!
Leave Old Town and drive a short distance to the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center and Abram's Delight Museum complex. Your group can view the complimentary video and exhibits at the visitors center, browse through the brochures and gift shop, see the free exhibit at the Hollingsworth Mill, or tour Abram's Delight, the oldest home in Winchester.
A step-on guide can meet you at the visitors center, and give your group a one-hour fun-and facts-filled tour of Winchester, weaving stories of lore while guiding your driver past numerous sites of historical and architectural interest.
Leaving your step-on-guide at the visitors center, or taking your guide along, you can now drive a short distance to the Marker-Miller Orchards, Farm Market & Bakery. Along the way, enjoy the fall foliage and scenic mountain views. Since the farm is located at the base of a mountain, guests will enjoy rocking in a chair on the front porch, strolling the market or orchards, and gathering fruits and vegetables. Don't forget to taste one of Farmer John Marker's famous cider donuts!
Depart for home, or plan to have dinner in one of Winchester-Frederick County's 200 restaurants, choosing a cuisine in a casual or elegant atmosphere.
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