Children’s Day at Strasburg Museum
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Children’s Day at Strasburg Museum

Children’s Day at Strasburg Museum

Calling all kids K-8 for a day designed just for YOU! Join us for a fun filled day at the Strasburg Museum this Saturday! Best of all, it is FREE for EVERYONE! (10 am – 4 pm)

Enjoy operating an antique sewing machine, riding a Barrel Train, playing in a Corn Kernel Bin, and watching a model train in action—all day Also enjoy face painting! (Pottery Demonstration Activity to be determined)

While quantities last: FREE activity booklet about Strasburg history

That isn’t all…..
You get to EXPLORE 2 levels of the Strasburg Museum!
Wait till you see the Amazing things “hidden” inside!

Maryland Heights – Harpers Ferry, MD
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Overlook of Harpers Ferry on Maryland Heights Trail

Maryland Heights – Harpers Ferry, MD

Maryland Heights

Maryland Heights is another of those must-do circuits for most hikers in the metro area. With a spectacular view of Harpers Ferry from the main overlook, and steeped in Civil War history, this shorter circuit is a favorite for many. But be prepared for the crowds, on nicer days this hike is very busy.

The main ridge at Maryland Heights has the ruins of Union Civil War forts, trenches, gunpowder magazines, and infantry encampments. With most of the circuit having informational signage describing the different ruins.

From the parking area start up the Combined Trail and pass the Naval Battery built in 1862, and first of the Union fortifications on Maryland Heights. At the next intersection, and informational sign, turn left uphill on the Stone Fort Trail as it very steeply ascends towards the ridge.

Once arriving at the ridge pass through the main fort area, then climb a set of log stairs to reach the main interior of the fort. This main section, and largest earthwork, was constructed in June of 1863. The main stone wall on the north of the fort was erected to protect it from northern attack.

From here the Stone Fort Trail will pass back to the south, with views of the Potomac River to the east through the trees. The trail will descend more steeply before ending at the intersection of the top section of the Combined Trail.

Turn left towards the overlook and in 150 yards turn right down the Overlook Trail. The main overlook for Harpers Ferry is in 0.3 miles.

Return to the Combined Trail, then follow it past the two trailheads for the Stone Fort Trail as it descends back down to Sandyhook Rd.

*Note

You must park 100 yards from the trail head on Sandyhook Rd. If that parking is full, there is additional parking further down the road. 39.32920, -77.73169

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Mill Mountain Zoo
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Bear at Mill Mountain Zoo

Mill Mountain Zoo

Mill Mountain Zoo

Mill Mountain Zoo is home to many animals that are or were once found right here in Virginia. We have over 130 animals among 77 different species. Some of the animals you can see include endangered animals such as the red panda, snow leopard, yellow-spotted sideneck turtle, fishing cat, red wolf and Asian small-clawed otter.

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Kids Square Children’s Museum
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Kids Square Children’s Museum

Kids Square Children’s Museum

The Don and Barbara Smith Children’s Museum exists to further Center in the Square’s mission to enhance education, economic development and quality of life. Kids Square offers interactive exploration opportunities for children and families in a playful environment, allowing children to learn through hands-on experience and pretend play.

Exhibits include:

THE TOWN: A kid-sized make-believe town where children can shop in a grocery store, play act as a doctor or dentist, film themselves for the local news station, role play as a banker or a teacher and visit a local medical clinic. It’s educational, immersive, and entertaining for kids of all ages.

•THE FOREST: Tree forts, a rock climbing wall, musical hobbit houses and camping are just a few of the activities that will get little ones moving.

•THE THEATER: A stage with costumes, props and unlimited opportunities for imaginative play.

•THE SALON: Design and style is put into the hands of children as they imagine and create hair styles that dazzle.

•SENSORY SENSITIVE AREA: This area is specifically designed for children that have sensory challenges, but can be enjoyed by children of any age or development level. Cause and effect lighting, dim atmosphere and tactile walls are options to help generate involvement.

•THE DIG PIT: Kids pretend to dig in our kid-friendly mess-free sand box. Granulated rubber provides a great tactile experience as well.

•BUILDING ZONE: Families come together to build anything, limited only by their imaginations, using Lincoln logs, blocks, Legos and more. Your creativity does the rest!

•CALL 8-1-1: Learn how important it is to “Call before you dig” from this interactive exhibit.

Jump Lynchburg
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ball pit with trampolines at Jump Lynchburg

Jump Lynchburg

Jump Trampoline Park is a 10,000 sq. ft. indoor trampoline park

We have over 10,000 sq. ft. of connected trampolines as well as angled trampoline walls, a dodge ball court and foam pit. If you are looking for a way to expend some energy and to involve your entire family, Jump is where you want to be!

Benefits

Jumping on a trampoline provides participants with an excellent opportunity for active, family fun. To provide our jumpers with the best possible experience, it is important that they follow our set rules, safety guidelines, and to jump within their level of ability. Adherence to the safety guidelines will ensure all of our jumpers leave our facility with wonderful experience to share with their friends and family. Through careful consideration in planning, as well as education and staff training, we put every effort forward to provide a safe environment for everyone spends time with us.

In order to ensure that our equipment is functioning properly, we perform daily and weekly maintenance checks. We also diligently enforce strict adherence to our rules. Jump employees do reserve the right to remove guests from our facility if they are endangering themselves or others.

Harpers Ferry Brewing
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outdoor overlook of Potomac River with Brewery Logo at Harpers Ferry Brewing

Harpers Ferry Brewing

Harpers Ferry Brewing

Harpers Ferry Brewing is Virginia’s northern most brewery.

Brews, views, history and adventure await you! We are kid friendly, dog friendly (they must be leashed and stay outside) and have a resident food truck on-sight at all times.

Chiles Peach Orchard
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main building and sign of Chiles Peach Orchard

Chiles Peach Orchard

Chiles Peach Orchard

The original orchards were planted in the 1912; we are proud to be a Century Farm in Virginia! These peaches were planted for commercial production, and for years were packed and shipped all over the country.

In 1974, we had an almost total freeze-out in our peach orchard. There was not enough fruit to bring in our seasonal pickers or run our packing house. So, we decided to open up the orchard to the public and let them pick what few peaches we had. We put an ad in the local newspaper, set up a card table, a set of scales, and a cigar box, and wondered if anyone would come (this idea of “pick your own” was a fairly new concept at the time). Fortunately for us, the public did indeed come. We sold all the fruit we had that year, and called it a success. Our intention was for this to be a “one-shot” deal to get us through a rough year. Imagine our surprise when the phones began ringing the following year, wondering when we were opening for Pick Your Own!

Since the public had been so good to us the previous year, we felt we could not say “no,” so we set aside a few acres of peaches, and were once again in the “Pick Your Own” business. We built a tiny temporary shelter, put up a sign, and Mrs. Chiles and one other employee worked seven days a week to sell the peaches.

Over the years, we built a larger roadside stand, enlarged it twice, pushed down a few trees to make more parking spaces, and entered the world of telephones, cash registers, and credit cards! Our Pick Your Own offerings now include strawberries, sweet cherries, apples, and pumpkins, in addition to our famous peaches. We added a frozen yogurt machine, and then an ice cream parlor. We are now open from May through Thanksgiving, and in 2007, we built our beautiful new farm market, and stocked it with jams and jellies, crafts, and gifts to complement our fresh fruit. We continue to add to our offerings each year. If you don’t see what you are looking for, just let us know!

You will still see Mrs. Chiles there many days, and now her children and even her grandchildren can be seen behind the cash registers, scooping ice cream, and welcoming you to our orchard.

Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga
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Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga

Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga

Located in Loudoun County, Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga offers a wide variety of seasonal activities for the whole family. We also love to host corporate and school events from across Northern Virginia as a premier event venue.

Natural Bridge State Park
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Natural Bridge at Natural Bridge State Park

Natural Bridge State Park

Natural Bridge State Park

Natural Bridge State Park was once owned by Thomas Jefferson and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 215-foot tall Natural Bridge is a limestone gorge carved out by Cedar Creek. The park is more than just the bridge; beautiful forests and rolling meadows showcase the area’s karst terrain, and vistas of surrounding mountains and the James River valley display nature’s splendor. Access these via 6 miles of hiking trails, including the accessible Cedar Creek Trail that leads from the bridge to the Monacan Indian Village and Lace Falls with its 30-foot cascade. Living history programs connect you to the past and cover how people once used the area’s resources for survival and inspiration. Start at the visitor center where you will find exhibits and a gift shop.

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One Way Out Lynchburg Escape Room
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Birthday party at Lynchburg Escape Room

One Way Out Lynchburg Escape Room

One Way Out Lynchburg Escape Room

Whether it’s a night out with friends and family, a celebration of a special event, an exhilarating team-building activity, or simply a fun diversion from the workweek, One Way Out will provide you an unforgettable, live-action, gaming experience in Lynchburg.

One Way Out is a real-life escape room in Lynchburg, VA. We offer several exciting scenarios that “lock” guests in a room with only one way out – discover the clues, solve the puzzles, and work together to escape the room within 60 minutes. Friends, family, co-workers, and even strangers get to work together and use critical thinking skills to escape the room. Can you escape?

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