Melrose Caverns and Harrison Farmstead

The Melrose Caverns and Harrison Farmstead is a historic property in rural Rockingham County, Virginia. It is located at 6639 North Valley Pike (United States Route 11) north of Harrisonburg, Virginia. The property includes a series of caves that have long been a tourist attraction, including visits by soldiers of both sides during the American Civil War. It also includes a c. 1859 Greek Revival farmhouse, and numerous agricultural outbuildings, one of which is a log-structure summer kitchen that may be as old as 1820.[2]

Melrose Caverns and Harrison Farmstead
Melrose Lodge
Location6639 N. U.S. Route 11, near Harrisonburg, Virginia
Coordinates38°31′2″N 78°47′30″W
Area142 acres (57 ha)
NRHP reference #14000237[1]
Added to NRHPMay 14, 2014

Commercial tours of the caverns were held during the mid 1900s, however tours are no longer regularly offered.[3]

The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.[1]

See also

References

  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. "New Virginia Landmarks Listings, December 2013". Virginia DHR. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  3. DiAntonio, Nicole (February 24, 2014). "Conservation Group Restores Melrose Caverns". WHSV.com. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
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