Exhibits

A interior open space with exhibit panels and dioramas around the walls.
Exhibit in Dickey Ridge Visitor Center

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Exhibits at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 4.6)

Dickey Ridge Visitor Center has both a movie and an interactive exhibit designed to introduce you to your Shenandoah experience. There's a large interactive topographic map and lots of information about what you're likely to see in Shenandoah.
 
A man looking at an exhibit case in front of a large window
Learn about Shenandoah's past at Byrd Visitor Center.

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Exhibits at Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51)

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.

Also at Byrd Visitor Center you'll find a selection of movies including Shenandoah, The Gift.

 
A group of people talking to a Ranger outside of a log cabin.
Visitors learn about the Hoover Presidency at Rapidan Camp.

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Rapidan Camp

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 summer and fall there are Ranger-led tours of Rapidan. Rapidan tours are $10 per person with reservations through Recreation.gov. Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance. Check the Ranger Programs page for more information about Rapidan Camp tours and the tour schedule.

You can also hike (4 miles round trip or a 7.4-mile loop) to Rapidan Camp. View the Rapidan Camp area map or the learn more about this historic place at the history section on Rapidan Camp.

 
an interior room with hardwood and seating areas with historic furnishings.
The 'Women of Skyland' exhibit resides within recently restored Massanutten Lodge at Skyland.

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Massanutten Lodge

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. Check the ranger program schedule for times to visit.
 
 

Last updated: December 8, 2017

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