The Mosby Heritage Area Association is pleased to announce a bus tour following the famous Civil War-era sketches by James E. Taylor. The tour will start from MHAA headquarters.

As Union forces advanced into the Shenandoah Valley in 1864 they were accompanied by James E. Taylor, a sketch artist working for Leslie’s Illustrated. During his time with Sheridan’s army, Taylor brought the war to life with his detailed sketches that covered all aspects of military life and the surrounding countryside. 

Join us for a bus tour that follows in the path of the artist. We will visit some of the locations sketched by Taylor and compare how much these views have changed since 1864. Artists are welcome to bring along a sketch pad and try their hand at recreating these scenes as they appear today.

Bus departs MHAA office at 1461 Atoka Rd, Marshall, VA at 9:00 AM and returns by 3:15 PM.

Lunch at Macado’s restaurant in Winchester included, which during the Civil War was the Taylor Hotel, which is one of the sketches we will focus on. Seats are limited so reserve your seat today.

Tickets are $60 for MHAA members and $75 for non members, and are available at or by calling 540-687-5578.


  • Occurred Saturday, August 24th, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm


Mosby Heritage Area Association

1461 Atoka Road
Marshall, VA

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