• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park


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DNC Parks & Resorts - Family Events

An image collage of DNC Family Events: Tea With the First Lady, Basketweaving 101, and Guided Outdoor Programs.
Jeff Greenburg

Continuing a tradition set by George Freeman Pollock, who founded a resort at Skyland before Shenandoah National Park was established, DNC Parks & Resorts at Shenandoah, Inc., the park's concessioner, offer a variety of activities for park visitors.

Click here for a Schedule of Activities, or call the park's concessioner at (877) 847-1919.

Did You Know?

Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover sitting on the porch of the Brown House at Rapidan Camp in Shenandoah National Park.

In 1928, wanting to escape the heat and humidity of summers in Washington, D.C., Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover began looking for a "summer place" within a day's drive of the city. The Hoovers acquired land within the proposed Shenandoah National Park and built Rapidan Camp, their summer White House.