Welcome to the Fort Valley Museum!

Outstanding 2017 Season

Our season began with the Seventh Annual Appreciation Event held at the Fort Valley Fire Hall on April 26, featuring a special program commemorating the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into World War I, "Fort Valley during the Great War, in Story and Song." The program was narrated by Hank Zimmerman , with performances by the Dorham family and Tony and Eli Selby. We will be hard pressed to find an adequate follow-up performance for next April's Appreciation Event.

When the Museum opened (a month late because of problems with unsafe floor- ing in the Old Brick Church), we were all delighted with the bright new floor, re- The New Finished Floor painted walls, and thoughtful exhibit on Fort Valley during World Wars I and II, created by curator Dorothy Corder. This year's Capital Funds Campaign, along with the Ice Cream Social--with its good crowds and excellent music- were again outstanding fundraisers. For all of this, we send out a resounding "thank you" to the Fort community. In particular, we're grateful for our group of docents, without whom the Museum could not exist.

Toward the Future

Looking forward, the Museum Board is seeking additional docents who are able to make a solid commitment to be on hand for 2 or 3 afternoons during the 2018 season. Our faithful docent scheduler, Mary Ann Huffman, has spent untold hours this year working to fill the an- nual schedule. Because the Board hopes to make Trinity Church as well as the Old Brick Church available to the public next year on a more regular basis, our need for docents will increase. Please think about joining our faithful crew. We need you!

2017 Pewter Ornament

2017 Pewter Ornament

“The Old Oak Tree”

$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.