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Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield


This land along the great river can’t help but inspire the creativity, imagination and curiosity of everyone in the Shenandoah University community.

—Professor of History Warren Hofstra, Ph.D.

Come enjoy 195 acres of preservation land along the Shenandoah River for use as an outdoor classroom and recreational space for the university community and general public. This historic property was integral to the July 18, 1864, Battle of Cool Spring. It also serves as a living laboratory for history and the environmental studies programs.

Visit the Cool Spring site

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