Exhibits

An interior exhibit with signs and artifacts about the establishment of Shenandoah National Park.
 

Learn and Explore

Visiting an exhibit is a great way to learn more about why Shenandoah National Park is such a special place. From the history of the Park to the natural history of its ecosystem, there is plenty to discover through a variety of fun, interactive, and informative displays. If you can't visit in person, you can still experience many of our exhibits through virtual tours which allow you to explore them from the comfort of your own home! 

 

Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 4.6)

Virtual Tour

Dickey Ridge Visitor Center has both a movie and an interactive exhibit designed to introduce you to the Shenandoah experience. There's a large interactive topographic map and lots of information about what you're likely to see in the Park.

Massanutten Lodge (mile 41.7)

Virtual Tour

Massanutten Lodge was the home of Addie Nairn Pollock, co-owner of Skyland Resort. The lodge's living room has been historically refurnished. The lodge also houses an exhibit, "The Women of Skyland", which documents the lives of several women who frequented the resort in the Roaring 20s. Although from very different backgrounds, they all held in common the need to reach beyond many of the social barriers of the time.

Massanutten Lodge is open to visitors during specific hours, as denoted on the ranger program schedule.

Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51)

Virtual Tour

These exhibits tell the stories of Shenandoah's establishment and development, including the controversial acquisition of privately owned land, the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the little-known story of desegregation in the 1930s and 40s. As each decade has unfolded, Shenandoah's landscape has changed in reflection of Americans' values. This exhibit chronicles those changes and seeks to involve you in the future of Shenandoah.

Rapidan Camp (mile 51)

The Brown House Virtual Tour | Prime Minister's Cabin Virtual Tour

Rapidan Camp is the former summer retreat of President Herbert and First Lady Lou Henry Hoover. The President's House has been historically refurnished and The Prime Minister's cabin houses an exhibit. The exhibit explains the Hoovers' choice of a vacation home and tells the story of their tumultuous presidency.

The exhibits are open intermittently. During the summer and fall there are scheduled tours of Rapidan, starting with a shuttle ride from Byrd Visitor Center. You may also choose to hike to Rapidan Camp by following one of our recommended day hikes.

Last updated: September 8, 2020

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Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835

Phone:

(540) 999-3500
Emergency Phone: 1-800-732-0911

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