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Luray Valley Museum

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

Step Back in Time

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.

A collection centerpiece is the Swiss bible in the German vernacular from 1536

Iron came from area furnaces for the manufacture of decorative stoves

German craftsmen were noted for decorative and functional home furnishings

A significant collection of toys from the period

Historical documents from the Colonial period

Before You Could Tweet, People Would Meet

This early 1800’S structure served as a Mennonite and Dunkard meetinghouse at the Mill Creek community in Leaksville, Page County.

The Elk Run Dunkard Meeting House

Welcome Home to the 1800’s

This log house was built by Reuben Bell at Kimball Springs near Luray. Bell served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1859-1860.

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The Bell House