This amazing natural wonder was surveyed by George Washington in 1750; evidence of his work remains. Thomas Jefferson purchased acreage that included the bridge from King George III of England in 1774. Visit the Monacan Indian Village at Natural Bridge, a living history center reflecting the Monacan life in the 1700s.
The Natural Bridge of Virginia Today
The immensity is startling…the majesty is striking. 30 stories of solid rock, carved by the fingers of nature---Virginia's Natural Bridge, a National Historic Landmark, and Civil War Trails site. Elevate your senses as you pass beneath Nature's cathedral along the path of patriots, the beautiful and serene Cedar Creek trail. Learn about Virginia's Native Americans in the Monacan village. Stroll to Saltpeter Cave and Lost River, then to Lace Waterfalls, where Cedar Creek tumbles down 50 feet. See The Drama of Creation, a sound and light show depicting the seven days of creation presented at dusk under the Bridge. Visit year-round, experience nature transforming from wintry bareness, to lush greens, wildflowers, and brilliant fall colors; located in the Shenandoah Valley off I-81, exits 175 & 180, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.