Welcome to the Fort Valley Museum!

2017 Fort Valley Ice Cream Social

Sunday - July 30, 2-5 pm.

Take a drive over the mountain to Fort Valley Museum’s 14th Annual Ice Cream Social. Enjoy a delightful old-fashioned social with seven different flavors of ice cream (including Grapenut), a bake sale, artisan exhibits, and hamburgers and hotdogs. Sit in the new pavilion and enjoy music by Bill Vaughan with Amanda Wilkins and Doc Shelton. The museum will be open for browsing with its expanded exhibit on the participation of Fort Valley residents in World Wars I and II. Come early before the ice cream runs out! The event is located at 8361 Fort Valley Road, on the grounds of the Museum’s Old Brick Church and adjacent Trinity Church buildings, at the intersection of Fort Valley Road and Dry Run Road.

2016 Pewter Ornament

2016 Pewter Ornament

“Daniel Munch House”

$19.50 each

Upcoming Events

Mission: The Fort Valley Museum is a bright and welcoming community museum that depicts Fort Valley’s past history. Exhibits include: The Church; The One-room School, The Fort’s 19th century Cold-blast Iron Furnaces (along with the history of cast iron stove plates found locally), The Seven Fountains Resort (1850-1888), The Home, The Farm, The Country Store, Music in the Fort, and a recently donated collection of local Shenandoah Valley Pottery.

Buildings: In addition to the original Museum building, the Old Brick Church (circa 1830), the Trinity Brethren Church (1904) on Dry Run Road became a part of the Museum in 2008. This lovely old church is open to the public on special occasions and by request. It currently houses a religious and organizational history of the Fort, and a newly created spinning exhibit. In progress are a portrait room and an archive and genealogical resource room.

Dates of Operation: The Fort Valley Museum is open each Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day Weekend through October.

Hours: 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Sundays.

Location: 8631 Fort Valley Road; the intersection of the main Fort Valley Road with Dry Run Road.

Directions: From Front Royal or Strasburg, take Rte. 55 to Rte 678, Fort Valley Road. Turn south on 678, travel about 10 miles. The museum is on the right at Dry Run Road. From Edinburg (U.S. 11 north), turn right (east) on Rte 675 to T-intersection at King's Crossing. Turn left (north) on Rte. 678, go about 8 miles. The museum is on the left at Dry Run Road.