Byrd Visitor Center


in Shenandoah National Park

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.

    There’s so much to see!

    So,  what should I do first?

    We know there is a lot to see and do in the Park.  So we decided to create a seasonal top 10 lists for those who have only limited time. We asked park rangers to give us their best recommendations. Learn more about what they suggested: the Top 10 Things to Do in Shenandoah National Park.