Historic Districts

Preserving history is important to us. A meander through our historic districts will show you precisely why!


Harrisonburg Downtown Historic District
212 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-432-8922
Enjoy downtown Harrisonburg surrounded by beautifully restored 19th and 20th century architecture as you shop, dine, visit museums and peruse art galleries. Take in a show, film or live music at Court Square Theatre. Walking tours, historic churches, farmers market, pocket parks and unique events.

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District
The enchanting Shenandoah Valley became a valued pawn in this most uncivil war. To the embattled and hard-pressed South, the Valley was a land of plenty – this “Breadbasket of the Confederacy” was filled with grain, dotted with mills and linked by road and railroad with a main theatre of war across the Blue Ridge. Its ability to feed armies and its geographic location in relation to the opposing capitals – Richmond and Washington – made the Valley strategically significant. Visit us to learn more about Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign, Robert E. Lee’s drive toward Gettysburg and Philip Sheridan’s 1864 Shenandoah Campaign. Visit the Harrisonburg Rockingham Civil War Orientation Center for more information.