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Strasburg, Virginia

The Town of Strasburg is "...an enchanting village situated in a beautiful valley between Massanutten Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains...," as listed in the 50 Best Small Southern Towns. Strasburg is conveniently located at the intersection of I-81 and I-66 and historic Routes 11 and 55, making it easy for a daytrip or weekend venture into history, natural beauty, and the friendly atmosphere of a small town.

Strasburg offers a rare continuum of architectural styles, periods and building types representing over two centuries of settlement in the Shenandoah Valley. Many descendants of the German settlers who traveled south from Pennsylvania to tame this wilderness still call Strasburg home. The industrious nature of those early settlers brought success to the first industries of grist mills and tanneries. Because of the rich soil and abundant crops, the area was known as "the bread basket of the South." Strasburg was also home to many fine makers of pottery and stoneware, earning it the nickname, "Pot Town".

I-81 Exits 296 & 298.The Town is in the midst of several historic battlefields: Cedar Creek, Hupp's Hill, Fisher's Hill and Tom's Brook. A hearty hike to Signal Knob, at the north end of Massanutten Mountain, rewards one with a spectacular panorama and a bird's eye view of positions and movements in three counties throughout the Civil War. The Stonewall Jackson Museum at Hupp's Hill is a look at Jackson's famous Valley Campaign of 1862 and Sheridan's Valley Campaigns of 1864. Close by are remnants of outposts from the French and Indian War, and the Strasburg Museum is filled with local artifacts, railroad relics, and cooper, blacksmith and potters collections.

Outdoor enthusiasts can hike or bike with over 160 miles of trails, while others may enjoy visiting our numerous antique shops. Nearby is Half Moon Beach (in season) and paintball adventuring.

Spring and fall events include our Mayfest, the 3rd weekend in May, and Oktoberfest, the 1st Saturday in October. Strasburg Theatre hosts a variety of live entertainment all year. 

Strasburg Events —  Mayfest – 3rd weekend in May. Food, crafts, parade, entertainment and much more. Oktoberfest with Business Expo – 1st Sat in Oct; Christmas Open House & Homes Tour – 1st Sat in Dec.

 

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