At the Byrd Visitor Center, you will learn about the park’s creation through movies and interactive exhibits. An interactive exhibit, “Within a Day’s Drive of Millions,” tells the story of Shenandoah’s establishment and development including the significance of wilderness designation. Visitors can explore the history and meaning of wilderness through a computer touch screen exhibit, “The Spirit of Wilderness.”
The Byrd Visitor Center is located on Skyline Drive at mile 51, and it is open daily from late March through December and weekends (weather permitting) in the winter months. Available facilities include restrooms, information desk, exhibits, ranger programs, videos, bookstore, publications, maps, backcountry permits, and first aid. Click here for opening and closing dates and hours.