The Yellow Barn At Shenandoah Caverns
The Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns is the Valley's newest attraction and entertainment venue. It offers visitors a whimsical look at our agricultural heritage and rural life with historical displays that include restored antique farm wagons, equipment, carriages and vehicles. An indoor bee hive depicts the social life of honeybees and a mineral cave pays homage to the caverns. A Country Store Gift Shop and a Virginia Wine Shop are all part of the Barn experience.
Exhibits ranging from a 25-foot-long tobacco press to horse drawn wagons to early 20th-century tractors to a Model T Depot Hack once used to pick up passengers at the railroad station fill the 15,000-square-foot space. A 35-foot-tall treehouse sits inside one end of the building and is home to a family of five-foot-tall squirrels. "The tree house was part of the "Fantasy Award" winning float in the 2007 Tournament of Roses Parade and helps define a special children's activity area in the Barn," said Earl C. Hargrove, Jr.,owner of Shenandoah Caverns.
At the other end of the barn is a 24-foot rotating stage used for entertainment. The building is available for events such as wedding receptions, banquets, corporate meetings and parties and will host periodic concerts and shows.
Outside the barn, a live animal mini-farm and hummingbird and butterfly garden are under development. Most of the exhibits in the Barn came from Mr. Hargrove's collection of antique carriages, vehicles, Americana and celebration art.