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Explore Petersburg's rich history by visiting the Petersburg Museums where the City's past comes alive through art, architecture, decorative arts and Civil War artifacts. In addition to permanent and temporary exhibitions, the Museums have a rich archives of photographs, documents and artifacts pertaining to Petersburg's history from the pre-Revolutionary War era through the twentieth century.
Charming Old Towne Petersburg has a wealth of experiences to offer. The area is steeped in history, culture, and the arts.
Take a stroll around the shopping/dining loop, stretch your legs on the Appomattox River Trail, find a unique gift, explore the antiques stores, savor a meal, or enjoy one of the music venues. Historic buildings and gorgeous architecture in our renovated Old Towne area create the perfect backdrop for regular festivals so you just might find yourself in the middle of one!
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SKYLINE DRIVE... The Skyline Drive runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park and is the only public road through the park. You can enter Shenandoah at four places: Front Royal near Rt. 66 and 340, Thornton Gap at Rt. 211, Swift Run Gap at Rt. 33, and Rockfish Gap at Rt. 64 and Rt. 250 (also the northern entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway). It takes about three hours to travel the entire length of the park on a clear day.
As you travel along Skyline Drive you will notice mileposts on the west side (right side if you are traveling south) of the road. These posts help you find your way through the park and help you locate areas of interest. The mileposts begin with 0.0 at Front Royal and continue to 105 at the southern end of the park.
The speed limit is 35 mph, so you can roll down your windows, feel the breeze and experience every curve and turn of this beautiful drive. There are 75 overlooks that offer stunning views of the Shenandoah Valley to the west or the rolling Piedmont to the east. The park purposely leaves the roadsides unmowed so wildflowers put on a show all year long.