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.

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Feb
3
Sat
Barns of Rose Hill presents Introduction to Color Theory with Pam Klein. @ Barns of Rose Hill
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm

Saturdays, February 3 – March 3, 2018 – Barns of Rose Hill presents Introduction to Color Theory with Pam Klein. Thanks to the Richard & Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee for sponsoring these classes! This class starts Saturday, February 3rd and runs every Saturday till March 3rd

Course Description / Introduction to Color Theory: This course is an introduction to the psycho-physiological experience of color and how to use it. By experimenting with paint and colored paper through a series of exercises we will explore, first how we see color, personally, and why we see it the way we do. Then we’ll explore how to use it as a means of personal expression and communication. Doors open at 9:30 and class starts at 10:00 AM. $125 for all classes registration deadline is JANUARY 27, 2018; $30 per class for walk-ins
Children: 12 years and below are free when accompanied by an adult. For more information please call Barns of Rose Hill, 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville, VA.

Feb
18
Sun
Barns of Rose Hill Winter Film Series presents the Film “Maudie” @ Barns of Rose Hill
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sunday, February 18 – Barns of Rose Hill Winter Film Series presents the Film “Maudie” at 4:00 PM.

Presented by Barns of Rose Hill and Magic Lantern Theater. Sallie Hawkins and Ethan Hawke star in this touching Canadian-Irish biopic of the Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis – often known as “the Canadian Grandma Moses.” Hawkins has been particularly praised for her portrayal of the quirky, chain-smoking, severely arthritic title character, while Hawke plays against type as her boorish, fish-peddler husband. “What shines through is the beauty of the cinematography…and a remarkable performance by Hawkins, whose impossibly wide smile seems to bring the sun” (Seattle Times) Rated PG-13; 115 minutes. $8 (per person) online and at the door. Barns of Rose Hill Members: $5.00 (per person online) and at the door. For more information please call Barns of Rose Hill, 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville, VA.

Feb
24
Sat
Barns of Rose Hill presents Introduction to Color Theory with Pam Klein. @ Barns of Rose Hill
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, February 24 – Barns of Rose Hill presents Introduction to Color Theory with Pam Klein. Thanks to the Richard & Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee for sponsoring these classes! This class starts Saturday, February 3rd and runs every Saturday till March 3rd

Course Description / Introduction to Color Theory: This course is an introduction to the psycho-physiological experience of color and how to use it. By experimenting with paint and colored paper through a series of exercises we will explore, first how we see color, personally, and why we see it the way we do. Then we’ll explore how to use it as a means of personal expression and communication. Doors open at 9:30 and class starts at 10:00 AM. $125 for all classes registration deadline is JANUARY 27, 2018; $30 per class for walk-ins
Children: 12 years and below are free when accompanied by an adult. For more information please call Barns of Rose Hill, 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville, VA.

Feb
25
Sun
Sunday, February 25: The 2018 Long Branch Speaker Series “Not with Fire & Sword” @ Long Branch Historic House & Farm
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The 2018 Long Branch Speaker Series, 830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood, VA 22646 mixes history, current affairs, the visual arts, and business. This year we have also added a special bonus for whole-season subscribers. Please join us. Together, we can all expand our horizons. And the Bonus for Whole-Season Subscribers: a private tour of the newly restored Cool Spring battlefield. The date: Saturday, April 21, 9-11 a.m. Your guide: Jonathan Noyalas. (See below.) Don’t miss it!

Sunday, February 25: The 2018 Long Branch Speaker Series “Not with Fire & Sword”

Jonathan Noyalas, the Director of Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute, will discuss healing the War’s wounds in the Valley. As Noyalas writes in Civil War Legacy in the Shenandoah: Remembrance, Reunion, and Reconciliation: “Among all of the tasks former Confederates had to deal with in the Civil War’s aftermath, ‘learning to forget the bitterness’ proved perhaps the most difficult.” This is an important subject that echoes into our own time, and Professor Noyalas is a much-praised lecturer. All talks begin at 6 pm and last approximately one hour, including time for questions and comments from the audience. Attendees will have a chance to socialize beforehand over drinks and light hors d’oeuvres, beginning at 5:30. Ticket prices: $25 for individual speakers, $80 for the entire series. Seating is limited, and priority will go to series-ticket holders. To reserve tickets, please contact Long Branch at 540.837.1856.

Mar
3
Sat
Barns of Rose Hill presents Introduction to Color Theory with Pam Klein. @ Barns of Rose Hill
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, March 3 – Barns of Rose Hill presents Introduction to Color Theory with Pam Klein. Thanks to the Richard & Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee for sponsoring these classes! This class starts Saturday, February 3rd and runs every Saturday till March 3rd

Course Description / Introduction to Color Theory: This course is an introduction to the psycho-physiological experience of color and how to use it. By experimenting with paint and colored paper through a series of exercises we will explore, first how we see color, personally, and why we see it the way we do. Then we’ll explore how to use it as a means of personal expression and communication. Doors open at 9:30 and class starts at 10:00 AM. $125 for all classes registration deadline is JANUARY 27, 2018; $30 per class for walk-ins
Children: 12 years and below are free when accompanied by an adult. For more information please call Barns of Rose Hill, 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville, VA.

Mar
4
Sun
Sunday, March 4: The 2018 Long Branch Speaker Series “The North Korean Enigma” @ Long Branch Historic House & Farm
Mar 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The 2018 Long Branch Speaker Series, 830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood, VA 22646 mixes history, current affairs, the visual arts, and business. This year we have also added a special bonus for whole-season subscribers. Please join us. Together, we can all expand our horizons.

Sunday, March 4: The 2018 Long Branch Speaker Series “The North Korean Enigma”

Chuck Downs takes us inside the mind of perhaps the most opaque and dangerous nation on the planet. A part-time Clarke County resident and the long-serving Deputy Director of the Pentagon’s East Asia office, Downs was cofounder of the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and its executive director from 2008 to 2011. His talk will focus on what to expect of Kim Jong Un in the aftermath of the Winter Olympics. All talks begin at 6 pm and last approximately one hour, including time for questions and comments from the audience. Attendees will have a chance to socialize beforehand over drinks and light hors d’oeuvres, beginning at 5:30. Ticket prices: $25 for individual speakers, $80 for the entire series. Seating is limited, and priority will go to series-ticket holders. To reserve tickets, please contact Long Branch at 540.837.1856.

Mar
11
Sun
Sunday, March 11: The 2018 Long Branch Speaker Series “Around the World with John Lewis” @ Long Branch Historic House & Farm
Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The 2018 Long Branch Speaker Series, 830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood, VA 22646 mixes history, current affairs, the visual arts, and business. This year we have also added a special bonus for whole-season subscribers. Please join us. Together, we can all expand our horizons.

Sunday, March 11: The 2018 Long Branch Speaker Series “Around the World with John Lewis” A highly accomplished photographer and intrepid traveler, Clarke County’s John Lewis has captured on film an astounding gallery of people and places from seemingly every part of the globe. In this talk, Lewis will focus in some of his favorite shots — who, what, where, when, and why. For the armchair traveler, this is a rare opportunity to circle the world with a highly entertaining guide. All talks begin at 6 pm and last approximately one hour, including time for questions and comments from the audience. Attendees will have a chance to socialize beforehand over drinks and light hors d’oeuvres, beginning at 5:30. Ticket prices: $25 for individual speakers, $80 for the entire series. Seating is limited, and priority will go to series-ticket holders. To reserve tickets, please contact Long Branch at 540.837.1856.

Mar
18
Sun
Sunday, March 18: The 2018 Long Branch Speaker Series “So, You Want To Start a Business …” @ Long Branch Historic House & Farm
Mar 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The 2018 Long Branch Speaker Series, 830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood, VA 22646 mixes history, current affairs, the visual arts, and business. This year we have also added a special bonus for whole-season subscribers. Please join us. Together, we can all expand our horizons.

Sunday, March 18: The 2018 Long Branch Speaker Series “So, You Want To Start a Business …” Sarah Cohen did just that, and the results have been astounding. Her entrepreneurial brainchild, Route 11 Potato Chips, might be the most studied snack-food launch ever, garnering rave reviews in case studies by the Wharton School and Harvard Business School, among others. In the finale of the Long Branch Speakers Series, Sarah Cohen will let us in on her secrets. Expect lots of laughs along with some great advice. All talks begin at 6 pm and last approximately one hour, including time for questions and comments from the audience. Attendees will have a chance to socialize beforehand over drinks and light hors d’oeuvres, beginning at 5:30. Ticket prices: $25 for individual speakers, $80 for the entire series. Seating is limited, and priority will go to series-ticket holders. To reserve tickets, please contact Long Branch at 540.837.1856.

Clarke County Parks and Recreation Department

Top of Virginia Artisan Trail

Shenandoah Spirits Trail

Appalachian Trail Community:​Berryville


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