History Type

Rooted in American History since the 1700s

While nationally known for our Civil War history and re-enactments, Botetourt County offers historic walking tours where you can witness original architecture from the 18th century. In fact, The Botetourt County Historical Museum serves as a repository for hundreds of one-of-a-kind artifacts and treasures.

A True Living History

On The Wilderness Road, established in 1770, you can walk the same trails used by the earliest settlers. At Roaring Run, iron furnaces that were built before the Civil War still stand. Guided walking tours through historic Fincastle and the Town of Buchanan bring history to life with stops at local churches, Civil War trail markers and other historical sites.

History Itinerary

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