Cities Journal

Top 21 Small Cities In Virginia

9. Lexington

This small town is home to Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute, two cultural powerhouses in the community along with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Rockbridge Chapter and the Rockbridge Historical Society.

Lexington is situated in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley region, directly in the middle of Rockbridge County.
A walk down the city streets is like stepping back into time. This is a mecca for history buffs. Historical points of interest include the George C. Marshall Museum at the Virginia Military Institute, the Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University and the Stonewall Jackson House.

The Virginia Horse Center has a wide array of horse focused activity all year round. From riding lessons to competitions to equine events to major horse sales there is plenty to keep everyone entertained.

Lexington also offers some of the best shopping around with many specialty boutiques, fine art, jewelry, antique shops and gifts made in Virginia. Guests can enjoy farm to table dining experiences that can’t be found in the big city. And of course you can’t visit Lexington without taking a carriage ride through the downtown street to soak up the history.

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