Valley Turnpike Museum

212 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801- Map It
(540) 432-8935

AAA Editor Notes

Valley Turnpike Museum is in the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center at 212 S. Main St. The museum chronicles the story of US 11—also known as the Valley Turnpike—through historical documents, photographs and artifacts. Initially a buffalo migration route, the corridor was frequented by native hunters before European settlers began utilizing the trail in the early 1700s. It later became a key transportation passageway during the Civil War. Exhibits relating to early valley exploration, the growth of the Shenandoah Valley and present-day development also are on display. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Free.
Hours: Daily 9-5. Closed major holidays.