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Once owned by Thomas Jefferson and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 215-foot tall Natural Bridge is a limestone gorge carved out by Cedar Creek. The newest Virginia State Park is more than just the bridge. Beautiful forests, open, rolling meadows showcase the area’s karst terrain, and vistas of surrounding mountains and the James River valley display nature’s splendor. Access these via 6 miles of hiking trails, including the accessible Cedar Creek Trail that leads from the bridge to the Monacan Indian Village and Lace Falls with its 30-foot cascade. Living history programs connect you to the past and cover how people once used the area’s resources for survival and inspiration. Start at the Rockbridge Center where you will find exhibits and a gift shop.

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  • Directions: From I-81, take exit 175 or 180A to U.S. 11 and follow signs to the park. Drive Time: Northern Virginia, three and a half hours; Richmond, two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, four hours; Roanoke, 30 minutes.
  • Major Access Routes: I-81, US-11
  • Miles from I-81: 2
Things to Do
  • Monday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Tuesday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Wednesday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Thursday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Friday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Saturday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Sunday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Admission Rates: see website
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Lookin' for Lightning Bugs Sunset Walk

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6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Park After Dark: Night Hike @ Natural Bridge State Park

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Lantern Tour of the Natural Bridge

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6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Illumination of the Bridge

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Dark Sky Night: Independence Day Weekend Stargazing

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Park After Dark: Night Hike @ Natural Bridge State Park

Recurring weekly on Saturday until Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Lantern Tour of the Natural Bridge

Recurring weekly on Thursday until Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Lookin' for Lightning Bugs Sunset Walk

Recurring weekly on Friday until Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Dark Sky Night @ Natural Bridge State Park: Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Watch

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Illumination of the Bridge

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Blue Ridge Views Sunset Hike

Recurring weekly on Friday until Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Park After Dark: Night Hike @ Natural Bridge State Park

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Dark Sky Night @ Perseid Meteor Shower Watch: Perseid Meteor Shower Watch

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Park After Dark: Night Hike @ Natural Bridge State Park

Recurring weekly on Saturday until Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Dark Sky Night @ Natural Bridge State Park: Stargazing for Labor Day Weekend

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Illumination of the Bridge

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Lantern Tour of the Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Dark Sky Night @ Natural Bridge State Park: Stargazing and Mountain Moonrise

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Illumination of the Bridge

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Dark Sky Night @ Natural Bridge State Park: A Fall Full Moon

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Illumination of the Bridge

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Dark Sky Night @ Natural Bridge State Park: Thanksgiving Weekend Stargazing

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Dark Sky Night @ Natural Bridge State Park: Geminids Meteor Shower Watch

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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