Luray Caverns - Luray Valley Museum - Car & Carriage Caravan Museum, Luray, Virginia

Luray Caverns
''Down below, your imagination will soar''

Luray Caverns is the largest caverns in the eastern United States, yet walking through feels more akin to an unearthly experience.

Visit Geology’s Hall of Fame. Guided tours along lighted, paved walkways lead visitors through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10-stories high, towering stone formations, and natural wonders at every turn. Questions? See FAQs.



LURAY, Virgina - November 13, 2018 - What a fun day for Caroline and I! We will bore you with photos, over 180 of them. Plus a video. 

The caverns are deep beneath Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. A U.S. Natural Landmark it is the largest and most popular caverns in the Eastern United States. From well lit paved walkways(slip-proof) you can explore cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings up to 100 feet high, and filled with towering stone columns and crystal-clear reflective pools. Also experience the haunting sounds of the world’s only Stalacpipe Organ. Luray Caverns is open every day of the year. We high recommend this attraction. We also enjoyed the Luray Valley Museum as well as the Car and Carriage Museum. Lots of photos below. Enjoy, but if get the chance go visit!

In this video, music is played (A Mighty Fortress is Our God
using the natural resonance of the caves crystalline structure. Exceptional! 
Video from my Samsung 5.

Step Back in Time at the Luray Valley Museum

Discover the rich history of the Shenandoah Valley at the Luray Valley Museum.

Your journey begins at the log Stonyman building which houses historic items from pre-contact Native peoples to life in the bustling 1920s.


Car & Carriage Caravan Museum

Car lover? History lover? Or just someone who loves beautifully sculpted sheet metal? We have your museum: The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum at Luray Caverns.

Feast your eyes on the stunning centerpiece of the collection, an 1897 Mercedes-Benz, one of the oldest cars in the country still in operating condition. Check out the precursor to the Chevy Volt, the 1908 Baker Electric. And bask in the indulgent 1925 Rolls Royce, owned by silent film star, Rudolph Valentino.


Luray Singing Tower

The Luray Singing Tower, officially known as the Belle Brown Northcott Memorial contains a carillon of 47 bells, is a gift by the late Col. T.C. Northcott and his daughter, Mrs. Katherine Northcott Graves, in memory of Col. Northcott's wife, Belle Brown Northcott. It was dedicated in 1937, and is owned and maintained by the Luray Park Association.

The Carillon is an Old World instrument, originating in Belgium in the early 1620s. A carillon is defined as a musical instrument consisting of at least 23 cast bronze bells arranged in chromatic series and played from a keyboard. The carillon keyboard is similar to, but much larger than a piano or organ keyboard. The bells are played as the carillonneur (bellringer) pushes down on the key with the side of a loosely closed hand. The keys are directly connected to the clappers which are located on the inside of each bell. This direct connection gives the Carillonneur a vast range of dynamic expression (softness to loudness). The bells are stationary—only the clappers have motion.