Welcome to the Fort Valley Museum!
The Fort Valley Museum is celebrating the end of a very successful 2016 season! It began with the Museum’s participation in the annual Shenandoah County Heritage Day on April 9th, held here in Fort Valley for the first time ever. On April 20th, our annual Appreciation Dinner took place in order to honor our docents and the many others who make the Museum operations possible. The evening began with a social hour, followed by an excellent dinner catered by the folks at the Fort Valley Store. John Adamson’s presentation on “Shenandoah County Long Rifles: The Makers and Their Art” was the highlight of the evening. It was followed by a program recognizing all those who help at the Museum and the election of officers for the 2016-18 Biennium.
2016 Pewter Ornament
“Daniel Munch House”
Mission: The Fort Valley Museum is a bright and welcoming community museum that depicts Fort Valley’s past history. Exhibits include: The Church; The One-room School, The Fort’s 19th century Cold-blast Iron Furnaces (along with the history of cast iron stove plates found locally), The Seven Fountains Resort (1850-1888), The Home, The Farm, The Country Store, Music in the Fort, and a recently donated collection of local Shenandoah Valley Pottery.
Buildings: In addition to the original Museum building, the Old Brick Church (circa 1830), the Trinity Brethren Church (1904) on Dry Run Road became a part of the Museum in 2008. This lovely old church is open to the public on special occasions and by request. It currently houses a religious and organizational history of the Fort, and a newly created spinning exhibit. In progress are a portrait room and an archive and genealogical resource room.
Dates of Operation: The Fort Valley Museum is open each Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day Weekend through October.
Hours: 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Sundays.
Location: 8631 Fort Valley Road; the intersection of the main Fort Valley Road with Dry Run Road.
Directions: From Front Royal or Strasburg, take Rte. 55 to Rte 678, Fort Valley Road. Turn south on 678, travel about 10 miles. The museum is on the right at Dry Run Road. From Edinburg (U.S. 11 north), turn right (east) on Rte 675 to T-intersection at King's Crossing. Turn left (north) on Rte. 678, go about 8 miles. The museum is on the left at Dry Run Road.