DescriptionGerman settlers were drawn to the Bavarian-like countryside around Strasburg in the late 1700s. Beginning in the 19th century, pottery-making rose to such prominence that the community was dubbed “Pot Town.” By 1908, however, its six potteries had closed. Strasburg's economy is based primarily on printing and the manufacture of automotive parts. The city also is a favorite stop for antique hunters.
Visitor InfoStrasburg Chamber of Commerce 132 W. King St. STRASBURG, VA 22657. Phone:(540)465-3187
Self-guiding toursA self-guiding walking tour brochure is available from the chamber of commerce.
ShoppingStrasburg Antique Emporium (160 N. Massanutten St.) features a multitude of vendors specializing in Civil War memorabilia, furniture, vintage clothing, reproductions and art. Shops, galleries and other members of the O Shenandoah County Artisan Trail, which runs from Strasburg to New Market, specialize in local artisan-made products.