SHENANDOAH VALLEY STARGAZERS

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The observatory is not open to the general public, except for special events.  However, we will take reservations for groups of 20 or less.  For more information, please contact:

Joey Reese

540-248-6293

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Observatory Directions

 

Photos of the Observatory

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Inside Photo

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Outside Photo

    Stokesville Observatory, Mount Solon, VA

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Directions traveling North on Interstate I-81& from Interstate 64: 

Going North of Staunton VA on I-81, take exit 225 West (Woodrow Wilson Park Way). Proceed 5 miles to Rt. 250. Turn right and proceed 5.3 through Churchville, VA. Turn right onto Rt. 42 (Scenic Highway). Proceed 5 miles then turn left onto Rt. 760 (Bunker Hill Rd). Proceed 3.2 miles then turn left onto Rt. 747 ( Free Mason Run Road). Proceed 1.5 miles then 747 becomes Rt. 730. From there its about 1 mile to the entrance to the observatory site on the left at the red caboose, just before you cross the iron bridge, proceed to the top of the hill to the observatory site. There will be signs from Rt. 42 at the intersection with Bunker Hill Rd.

 

Directions traveling South on I-81:

Take Bridgewater exit 240. Proceed 3.4 miles on Dinkel Ave to town of Bridgewater. Turn left on Rt. 42 South (Main St which later becomes Warm Spring Pike. Proceed 3.6 miles to intersection of Rt. 42 and Junction 809 & 747. Keep straight on 809 to Rt. 747. Proceed about 1.3 miles and turn left onto Rt. 747 (Mossey Creek Rd). When entering town of Mt. Solon, Mossey Creek Road becomes (Free Mason Run Rd) Keep straight for about 2.5 miles on Rt. 747 until it becomes Rt. 730. From there its about 1 mile to the entrance to the observatory site on the left at the red caboose, just before you get to the iron bridge, proceed to top of hill to the observatory site.

 

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