Welcome to Clarke County Tourism

Clarke County has become an oasis for the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia traveler. We are just 60 miles west of Washington, DC, 12 miles from Hollywood Casino and Race Track and 16 miles from historic Harpers Ferry. As soon as you crest the Blue Ridge Mountains into Clarke County you will know why Clarke County is referred to as the oasis. At the foot of the mountain is the Shenandoah River and beyond this famed American river are miles of gently rolling hills. This planned open space community provides not only scenic beauty but hiking on the Appalachian Trail, fishing, canoeing, rafting, and kayaking on the Shenandoah River and award winning wineries where you can choose the view of the mountains or a view of the valley below. Dining experiences range from a 5 star country inn and restaurant, to down home cooking at its very best. Entertainment of all types are around practically every bend and includes anything from art shows to music venues to hot air balloons and last, but hardly least, the many historic sites and museums.

Clarke County was the home of Lord Clarke, Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan, George Washington’s daughter Nellie Custis and the birthplace of Robert E. Lee’s wife, Mary Anna Randolph Custis. With only 14,500 people living in the entire county, Clarke County’s rich history can still be viewed as it was 200 years ago.

Whether your interest is outdoor adventures, cultural and historic, arts and entertainment or just a relaxing sight seeing tour of unspoiled countryside, Clarke County is the place for you. Though Clarke County is only one hour from the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, we are a world away!

We are also a partner of Today’s Shenandoah Valley, a great resource for all the things there are to see and do in our beautiful Valley.



Clarke County Studio Tour


Free “Souled Out” Concert @ Rose Hill Park
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and pack a picnic to enjoy an evening of free family friendly entertainment.

Music in the Park: M.T. Pockets & Loose Change Pickers @ Rose Hill Park
Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Outdoor Movie Series: Secret Life of Pets @ Chet Hobert Park Stage
Jun 30 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and pack a picnic to enjoy an evening of free family friendly entertainment at the park.

Barns of Rose Hill Cricket Tell the Weather Bluegrass & BBQ Series @ Barns of Rose Hill
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Cricket Tell the Weather is the creative project of Andrea Asprelli, award-winning songwriter and fiddler. She is backed by a collective of some of the finest players in New York’s roots music scene. Winners of the 2013 FreshGrass Award in North Adams, MA, Cricket features award-winning songs delivered with honest vocals and thoughtful arrangements with a modern edge.

Doors open at 7:00 P.M. for dinner. Jordan Springs BBQ will have their food for sale till the show starts at 8:00 PM

Barns of Rose Hill presents Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton @ Barns of Rose Hill
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Thank you to Tom Cammack of Sheridan-MacMahon, Ltd. for sponsoring this concert!

We are thrilled to welcome Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton – a multi-instrumentalist blues musician and vocalist from Los Angeles – for a night of music, humor, and storytelling.

Doors open at 7:00 PM, Concert begins at 8:00 PM

Colonial Kids Day at the Mill @ Burwell-Morgan Mill
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Colonial Kids Day at the Mill @ Burwell-Morgan Mill | Millwood | Virginia | United States

Hands-on activities that include blacksmithing, craft making, games and a scavenger hunt. Kids can also learn about the history of the Mill and watch grinding in action.

Barns of Rose Hill Garden Talk: How I Learned to Love (Some) Garden Bugs @ Barns of Rose Hill
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’re happy to partner with the Clarke County Library to present a Free Garden Talks Series – Sustainability in the Garden – at Barns of Rose Hill in 2017. All presenters are members of the Northern Shenandoah Master Gardener Association.

The seminar will strive to persuade participants that no matter how disgusting and annoying and downright ugly they may consider bugs, they are only partly right.  Yes, insects in the garden can be aggravating and destructive – but there are coping mechanisms available to wily gardeners. And some of those bugs are actually a gardener’s good friends and allies.   Come and find out the whys and hows of the love-hate relationship between gardeners and the tiny creatures that bug them.

Barns of Rose Hill presents Keith’s Blues: Concert & Documentary Film @ Barns of Rose Hill
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Thank you to Hobert and Kerr PC for sponsoring this event!

Join us for a night of live music by Keith Harrington & Friends followed by a screening of the documentary film – Keith’s Blues: My Life with Parkinson’s.

Keith Harrington (bass and guitar) will be joined by Gina Byrd (vocals), Terry Scheaffer (vocals), Donnie Gray (drums), and Jon Rose (bass and guitar) to perform a mix of blues, blues rock, country, a bit of reggae, and a few surprises.

Doors open at 7:00 PM, Concert begins at 8:00 PM

Barns of Rose Hill presents Hiroya Tsukamoto @ Barns of Rose Hill
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Don’t miss internationally acclaimed guitarist and composer Hiroya Tsukamoto as he takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist, and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan.

Doors open at 3:00 and show starts at 4:00 PM

Free “Robbie Limon” Concert @ Chet Hobert Park
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and pack a picnic to enjoy an evening of free family friendly entertainment.

Clarke County Parks and Recreation Department

101 Chalmers Court, Suite B
Berryville, VA 22611 | 540-955-5100