Home Educators Week
Location: 101 Cave Hill Road, Luray, Virginia 22835 (970 U.S. Highway 211 West)
Date: Monday, November 10, 2014, through Sunday, November 16, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday)
Cost: Special rates for homeschool families: $7/student (grades K through 12); $11.50/adult
Registration: Reservations are required 14 days in advance. Call 888-443-6551 or 540-743-6551 and choose option #4.
Description: Discover Eastern America’s largest and most popular caverns. Luray Caverns, a U.S. Natural Landmark, is noted for the profuse variety of formations and unsurpassed natural color. From well-lighted, paved walkways explore cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high, filled with towering stone columns and crystal-clear pools.
Hear the haunting sounds of the “Great Stalacpipe Organ,” the world’s largest musical instrument. This most unique one-of-a-kind instrument uses stalactites covering 3 ½ acres of surrounding caverns to produce tones of symphonic quality when electronically tapped by rubber-tipped mallets.
Experience the history of America in the “Car & Carriage Caravan,” an exhibit featuring more than 140 items relating to transportation including cars, carriages, coaches and costumes dating from 1725. The new Luray Valley Museum contains a collection of local, restored historic buildings creating a small 19th-century farming community including a museum of Shenandoah Valley showcasing artifacts from the 1750s to the 1920s.
Additional Information: Reservations are required. Picnic areas and fast-food restaurant are available onsite. Virginia SOL’s for Science and Earth Science are available upon request. Visit www.luraycaverns.com for more information