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The Heritage Museum

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A hidden gem!

Loved this museum. There were Native American artifacts, weapons from pioneer days, story boards... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Susan W
A little bit history

This was a great historical find. There's an educational video with interactive map on some of the... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Alexsa B
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The Heritage Museum, home of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society, offers excellent exhibits depicting the rich history of the Rockingham County and Harrisonburg area; an electric map highlighting Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign of...more
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382 High St, Dayton, VA 22821-9548
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this museum. There were Native American artifacts, weapons from pioneer days, story boards that were very educational, and best of all the electric map of Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign. The bookstore and gift shop was large with a great variety of items about...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

This was a great historical find. There's an educational video with interactive map on some of the Civil War battles led by Stonewall Jackson. Nicely done. It included a small self-guided museum honoring some of the area veterans. The second floor has a genealogical library...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The Heritage museum is a must see if you want to learn about the Shenandoah Valley history and local family Genology.It is the sight of the worlds only Electric map of Stonewall Jackson's famous Valley Campaine and well woth the stop. See some one of...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

My husband and I visited The Heritage Museum where we were warmly welcomed and shown were we could start our visit and where to proceed afterwards. We were amazed at the size of the museum because it just looks like a house from the outside....More

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Executive D, Manager at The Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to discover The Heritage Museum . . . and to share your happy experience. It will be my pleasure to share your comments with our dedicated volunteers!

Reviewed 24 September 2017

This interesting museum in the small town of Dayton VA just outside of Harrisonburg VA is well worth the visit. The films and exhibits which change periodically will introduce (or remind) you of the area's heritage starting from its beginnings right through present times. There...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I was absolutely blown away by the extensive historic exhibits of this small, local museum. The electronic map, depicting the pivotal 1862 Valley Campaign of Stonewall Jackson, is by itself worth a visit. It is extremely well done and should be a MUST visit for...More

Thank Mike M
Executive D, General Manager at The Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm! We are thrilled to exceed your expectations and look forward to sharing more stories when you return. And yes, it's easy to fill your day in Dayton. Happy exploring!

Reviewed 21 May 2017

I am sharing from their website because it states it wonderfully. This presentation will acquaint one with the roads, battlefields, towns and mountains that were instrumental in the critical battles of the Shenandoah Valley campaign. We loved our stay in Harrisonburg and enjoyed every mile...More

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Executive D, Manager at The Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Thank you for sharing your experience.

Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were amazed at how wonderful the museum displayed the history of Rockingham County. The interactive map and audio displaying and telling the story of Stonewall Jackson's defense of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War was so interesting. For such a small museum they...More

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Executive D, Manager at The Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

You make our Monday morning smile! Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that you were able to take advantage of all of our resources. Best wishes for happy travels and successful searching!

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

When we entered, we were greeted by a beautiful and kind lady who asked us where we were from, how our visit was going & if we'd been there before. She then set us up to explore the museum as she set out to ask...More

2  Thank Uncle_Snugs
Executive D, Manager at The Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

It's true! There is wonderful history to discover in Harrisonburg & Rockingham. We can't tell all of the stories at once, so please come back for a visit. Thank you for your positive review. It will be a pleasure to share your comments with the...More

Reviewed 1 December 2016

I saw a brochure for this museum when I stayed at the Stonewall Jackson Inn in nearby Harrisonburg. What intrigued me was their electric map depicting Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign. The map gives a good overview of the campaign and gives visitors a good visual...More

2  Thank Steven W
Executive D, Manager at The Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It is true that there are a lot of history stories in the galleries - and certainly many more to tell! Do come back to see what's new! Best wishes for happy travels.

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