WELCOME to the TOWN OF GROTTOES

The Town of Grottoes is located in the historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and at the foot hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  We are home to Grand Caverns, the oldest continually operating show cave in the United States.  Please use this site to learn more about our town, its services, its staff and what our lovely community has to offer its residents and visitors.  Come and experience the fun events we have scheduled for the year which can be easily viewed by clicking on the orange tab on this page to enjoy the quaintness and charm of our town.  Come visit us and see what makes our small town GRAND.    

 

GET TO KNOW GROTTOES

Shelter Rentals

Shelter reservations may be made by contacting our Tourism & Park Director, Nathan Garrison, at (540) 249-5705 or in person at the Stone Lodge at Grand Caverns Park.

RICH IN HISTORY & WONDER

Grottoes is an incorporated town in Augusta and Rockingham counties in Virginia. The Rockingham County portion of Grottoes is part of the Harrisonburg Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the small portion that extends into Augusta County is part of the Staunton–Waynesboro Micropolitan Statistical Area. Only a small amount of the town's approximate 3,000 residents reside in Augusta County.

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Grand Caverns was discovered in 1804 by Bernard (Barnette) Weyer while trying to retrieve one of his  hunting traps.  Weyer's Cave opened for tours in 1806, making Grand Caverns the oldest continually operating show cave in the United States. The caverns were also called the Grottoes of the Shenandoah until the name was changed to Grand Caverns in 1926. Grand Caverns was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1973.

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FORMS & APPLICATIONS

Grand Caverns

Where History Runs Deep

This national natural landmark provides for a one-of-a-kind experience.

GRANDCAVERNS.COM

Parks & Shelters

Shenandoah Valley Scenery

Discover why the Shenandoah Valley is a top tourist destination.

OUR PARKS

Meetings & Information

Minutes & Meeting Schedules

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MEETINGS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

News & Public Notices

Don't miss upcoming events and keep up with news and town-wide information.

NEWS

HISTORY

Settlement of the area which is now Grottoes likely occurred around 1735. A grant of sixty thousand acres on the Shenandoah River, where the Augusta County/Rockingham County line is currently located, was made to John Thomas, John Taylor and William Beverly.

GET IN TOUCH

Call us: (540) 249-5896

Town Offices are located at:601 Dogwood Avenue; PO Box 146; Grottoes, VA  24441

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