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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
Last updated: March 25, 2022