Welcome to Page Valley.
Be our guest in Page Valley, and let our friendly Visitor Center staff help you plan your stay by answering questions, offering directions, and sharing tips and recommendations to help you experience all that our area has to offer.
Located in a restored 1906 train depot in Downtown Luray, the Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is open seven days a week to help answer questions, offer recommendations, and provide maps, brochures, and rack cards.
While you’re at the Visitor Center, stop for a photo in front of a seasonal Virginia LOVEworks sign, pause for a picnic at an outdoor table, connect to free WiFi, or take a tour of the Page County Railway Museum, which is located in the train depot and Visitor Center.
ABOUT THE LURAY N&W DEPOT
The Luray Norfolk and Western Passenger Station was constructed in 1906, a quarter of a century after the Shenandoah Valley Railroad reached Luray in 1881. It replaced a previous station that was located nearby, after the Norfolk and Western Railway absorbed the Shenandoah Valley Railroad in 1890. Designed by the railroad’s chief engineer, Charles S. Churchill, the 1906 Luray depot was partially destroyed by fire in 1908 when it was struck by lightning. The one-story brick structure, however, was reconstructed according to the original design. The building was converted to freight use around 1960 before it was sold to the Town of Luray in 1999 by N&W’s successor, the Norfolk Southern Railway. The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in January 2000 and is a contributing property in the Luray Downtown Historic District.
Explore more in Shenandoah
Head to Page Valley's southern end to experience small-town hospitality and history at the Town of Shenandoah's Museum and Welcome Center. Staff are on hand to field questions, offer recommendations, and provide print materials.
Peruse town and Shenandoah Valley history at the museum as you take in the sights and sounds of Shenandoah’s railyard — the only active station between Roanoke, VA and Hagerstown, MD. Take a small-town step back in time as you explore artifacts showcasing Shenandoah’s railroading roots and other history, including an 1890's “boom.” See memorabilia donated by town patrons, including items from the USS Shenandoah, the fourth and final ship of the Yellowstone-class of destroyer tenders and the fifth ship to bear the name in honor of the Shenandoah Valley.
Learn about Shenandoah natives, like former Major League Baseball outfielder Wayne Comer, who was on the 1968 World Series winning team the Detroit Tigers. See Comer’s commemorative jersey in honor of the achievement’s 50th anniversary, as well as an autographed poster. Delve deeper into Shenandoah’s yesteryears with a short walk to the Shenandoah Heritage Center’s Stevens Cottage, a Virginia and National Historic Landmark built in 1890.
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