LURAY VALLEY MUSEUM
WELCOME TO THE ORIGINAL
AMERICAN FRONTIER.


Step back in time and discover the rich history of the Shenandoah Valley at the Luray Valley Museum. Your journey begins at the log Stonyman building which houses historic items from pre-contact Native peoples to life in the bustling 1920s. Continue your exploration across a seven-acre recreation of a small 19th century farming community. Knock on the door of the 1835 home of the county's first Delegate to the Virginia General Assembly. Peek into the Hamburg Regular School, the area's first school for African American children. Read the actual signatures of Union and Confederate soldiers scrawled into the walls of the Elk Run Dunkard Church.

The Luray Valley Museum is included in the Luray Caverns general admission.

CAR & CARRIAGE CARAVAN
TAKE A SPIN THROUGH TIME.


Car lover? History lover? Or just someone who loves beautifully sculpted sheet metal? We have your museum: The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum at Luray Caverns.

Feast your eyes on the stunning centerpiece of the collection, an 1892 Mercedes-Benz, one of the oldest cars in the country still in operating condition. Check out the precursor to the Chevy Volt, the 1908 Baker Electric. And bask in the indulgent 1925 Rolls Royce, owned by silent film star, Rudolph Valentino.

The Car and Carriage Caravan is included in the Luray Caverns general admission.

TOY TOWN JUNCTION
EXPERIENCE THE REAL TOY STORY.


A pirate spies menacingly from the crow’s nest of a nearby Brigantine. Jousting knights prepare for battle in the courtyard of a medieval castle. A farmer feeds his pigs in the barnyard of his early 1900's farmstead.

No, it’s not a Hollywood back lot. It’s Toy Town Junction. It’s where we bring out the kid in everyone. And it all began with one boy, a single train, and two amazing parents.

In 1941, five-year-old Richard Worden received his first toy train. With the country just emerging from the Great Depression, his parents sacrificed to purchase the Marx Copper electric train from the Montgomery Ward Christmas catalog. Because that’s what parents do.

Dr. Richard Worden (the once five-year-old, now retired Methodist minister) built up a massive train and toy collection – all inspired by that very first train. He arranged for Luray Caverns to exhibit the collection simply because he wanted to share the immense joy these toys have given him over the years.

Please be our guest and visit our new Toy Town Junction.

GEM SLUICE
HANDS-ON HISTORY. BIG-TIME FUN.


Pioneer prospectors used them to bring gold into the world, joy into their lives, and smiles onto their faces. Today, you can use them to share that same joy with your kids. Welcome to our completely recreated, fully operational, filled-with-fun mining station; The Stonyman Mining Company Gem Sluice. It’s an interactive history and geology lesson…pioneer style. And it’s the perfect opportunity for kids and adults of all ages to roll up their sleeves, get their hands wet, and discover a truly good time.

Gem bags may be purchased for $8, $12 and $30.

THE GARDEN MAZE
THE ONE TIME YOU’LL ENJOY GETTING LOST.


Over 1,500 Dark American Arborvitae, eight feet tall and four feet wide, create a half-mile pathway enhanced with a misting fog. Do you turn left? Do you go right? Only the maze knows. As you search for a way out, you’ll come across enchanted fountain, a hidden cave, and an elevated platform ... which comes in quite handy when you’re completely lost.

MAZE ADMISSION RATES
$ 9.00 Adults
$ 7.00 Children (Ages 6 – 12)

GROUP RATES (Minimum 20 or more paying persons)
$ 6.00 Adults
$ 4.50 Children (Ages 12 & under)

ROPE ADVENTURE PARK
HIGH FLYING FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY


This is your invitation to strap on a harness, step out of your comfort zone, and soar to new heights. Welcome to the Rope Adventure Park. Take on three different levels of ropes course challenges:

  1. The High Ropes Course – push yourself to the limit
  2. The Low Ropes Course – push yourself...but not too far
  3. The Little Adventurer – close to the ground and perfect for your youngest

While we want you to have a world of fun on the courses, we also want you to have complete peace of mind: we use a sophisticated safety system of belay devices and harnesses with trained personnel supervising every participant.

ROPE ADVENTURE PARK ADMISSION RATES:
$10 for persons 48 inches tall and above
$7 for those under 48 inches.

LURAY SINGING TOWER
MUSICAL ARCHITECTURE AT ITS FINEST.


At 117 feet in height, the Luray Singing Tower contains a carillon of 47 bells. The largest bell weighs 7,640 pounds and is six feet in diameter. The smallest weighs a mere 12 ½ pounds. Recognized as one of the country's major carillons, 45-minute recitals are scheduled regularly throughout the spring, summer and fall.

Free Recitals
April and May on Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm
June, July and August on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm
September and October on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm

Caverns Country Club Resort
Good luck keeping your eye on the ball.


Nestled in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains overlooking the fabled Shenandoah River, this unique golf setting creates one of the most scenic opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic region.

High above the banks of this storied river, these 6,499 yards of gently rolling fairways seem to touch the mountain foothills. Amid vistas of nearby farmlands, large trees and greens complement this 18-hole, par 72 course.

Vacation packages are available for golfers and non-golfers alike.

Call the Caverns Country Club Resort at (888) 443-6551 to learn more.

For lodging rates and information Click Here!

LURAY CAVERNS
DOWN BELOW, YOUR IMAGINATION WILL SOAR.


This is where Mother Nature puts on one of her finest shows: Luray Caverns. And while the caverns are indeed natural wonder, a national treasure, and the most popular caverns in Eastern America, walking through them feels more akin to an unearthly experience.

HEARTPINE CAFE & STALACTITE CAFE
All that fun will make you hungry.


Good thing we offer two terrific dining options. The Stalactite Cafe provides a fast food style menu and service. It’s located next to Toy Town Junction. And in the Burner Barn at the Luray Valley Museum, the Heartpine Cafe is a Bistro-style restaurant serving fast casual dining. Bon appétit!

LURAY CAVERNS VINEYARD


The first plantings of native Norton grapes at the new Luray Caverns Vineyard were in 2013. The vines on the Luray Valley Museum site cover ½ acre within the 19th century farming community. Climate conditions in the Shenandoah Valley, with an average annual rainfall of only 32 inches, will create just enough drought stress on the vines to produce intense flavors and aromas in the wines. The soils are deep, well drained, and composed of limestone laden with marine fossils millions of years old. Tastings of local wines are available in the Burner Barn on weekends through fall with private labels coming soon.

 

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