Barns of Rose Hill (Berryville)
Not more than 300 feet from the center of Berryville stood a farm that remained active well into the 20th century. This farm was called Rose Hill and its two unique barns still remain on what is now Rose Hill Park. These barns have recently had an extensive renovation that will serve the community as a space for leaning, creativity, and entertainment that will ideally reflect Clarke County’s cultural heritage. Live music is performed nearly every weekend ranging from the Blues to Bluegrass. The sound system and the accoustics were designed by the top people on the East Cost and it definitely shows! Beer and wine are usually available on site. The barns will also contain a Visitor Center that will be open 7 days a week.
Berryville Main Street Summer Crafts and Farmers Market (Berryville)
The crafts market is open on the second Saturday of the month from May through October and is located across the street from the Farmers Market on Church Street. Buy a handmade basket at the crafts show and fill it with fresh produce at the Farmers Market! For more information go to the Berryville Main Street, Inc. website.
Blandy Experimental Farm – The State Arboretum of Virginia
Located on 712 acres, this University of Virginia research facility includes the 175 acre State Arboretum of Virginia with more than 8,000 trees and woody shrubs. The grounds are open to the public with both walking and driving loops within this remarkable park like setting. Facilities include a 10-room brick slave quarters built between 1825 and 1830. This facility was expanded in 1943 and converted to laboratories and faculty housing. Many public events are held here each year, including a summer season of live music at Blandy’s amphitheater and one of the areas largest plant sales (Mother’s Day weekend) with an emphasis on indigenous and heritage varieties. Facilities for educational purposes with optional overnight stays are available. Please go to their website for more details.
Burwell – Morgan Mill (Village of Millwood)
This fully restored and operable grain mill has been milling wheat since 1785 in the center of historic Millwood. Other activities at the Mill include the area's most sucessful Art Shows held each spring and fall. The mill was orignially owned and built by Lt. Col. Nathaniel Burwell and operated in partnership with one of the American Revolutionary War’s most notable patriots, Gen. Daniel Morgan. Col. Burwell’s home, “Carter Hall” is located on the northern edge of Millwood. Gen. Morgan lived less than 2 miles west of Millwood on his farm “Saratoga”, named after his most famous victory of the Revolutionary War. Both properties are privately owned.
Clarke County Fair and Event Grounds
Remember your grandfather’s farm? Now just a distant memory in your childhood past? Wish you could share that memory with your own children but granddad’s farm is now paved over and there’s nothing left to share? Let the Clarke County Fair bring you back to those simple days by strolling under century old oak trees and gently stroking one of the horses stabled in the fair grounds century old stable. Some things never change. Maybe it is because when you get it right, you keep it that way. The Clarke County Fair Grounds is host to numerous events throughout the year. For more information call 540-955-2530 or 3755. Located on the western edge of Berryville on Business Route 7, Main Street.
Located at the intersection of Routes 340 and 522 near White Post, Virginia, this unusual tourist venue is filled with nearly life size dinosaurs of all types. Dinosaur Land is something that the children will love plus, you can have your child’s birthday party here! They have a room just for that occasion. For more information call 540-869-2222.
Long Branch Historic House and Farm
George Washington helped survey this rolling hill estate that was formerly part of the vast land holdings of Lord Fairfax. In 1808 Robert Carter Burwell began construction on a unique and spectacular mansion with unrivaled panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding hillsides. The old manor house contains some of our country’s finest examples of 18th and 19th century furniture. House tours are open to the general public. In addition to house tours, Long Branch holds many different events and festivals for the public including the regions most noted Hot Air Balloon Festival. Private rental for weddings is available.
Virginia National Golf Club
A great golf course begins with the natural surrounding, and at Virginia National, those surroundings are unparalleled! Secondly, a course should be designed so as to compliment the natural surroundings and the folks at Virginia National have succeeded in combining the two with a vision and grace like no other. Virginia National is literally snuggled between the Shenandoah River and the Blue Ridge Mountains providing in equal doses both scenic vistas and golfing highlights. This hidden jewel is a must play course and is one of only six golf courses featured in the Virginia Golf Trail for Northern Virginia. Located off Route 7 on Parker Lane just before you cross the Shenandoah River.
Watermelon Park, located along the historic Shenandoah River, is a campsite for those who either prefer camping in a tent along the river or for those who prefer the comfort of their RV’s or trailers. Rent canoes, kayaks or large inner tubes for a lazy, “put it all behind you” float down old man river. Enjoy Bluegrass music? Be sure to attend their annual Watermelon Park Bluegrass Festival. Check out their website for more details.