Located within 90 miles of the Nation's Capital and within 160 miles of Virginia's Capitol, Richmond, the Town of Woodstock is the county seat of Shenandoah County since the county’s formation in 1772. Nearby cities include Harrisonburg (35 miles) and Winchester (30 miles).
Woodstock is the fourth oldest town in Virginia. Steeped in history, the town was home to the famed Revolutionary Peter Muhlenberg, who came in 1772 to serve as a Lutheran pastor. He is most remembered for his fiery 1776 sermon in which called his congregation to arms, casting away his robes to reveal his uniform for the Continental Army, proclaiming there is “a time to pray and a time to fight and now is the time to fight.”
Take the self-guided walking tour to see our many historic homes and churches. Simply download the Woodstock walking tour app to begin your adventure. Don’t miss the original Shenandoah County Court House, designed by Thomas Jefferson and dating back to 1795. The Woodstock Museum and the Wickham House are filled with treasures from Woodstock’s rich history and are a must-see in learning more about the area.
Woodstock is home to a variety of unique shops, including antiques, wines, gourmet foods, upscale women’s clothing and accessories, garden centers and more. Enjoy award-winning cafes and restaurants or relax on a bench with some ice cream or a cold drink.
The Town of Strasburg is easily accessible by I-81 and US Route 11. Plan to visit this small town with lots of charm on your next road trip to Shenandoah County.