Things to do in Sperryville, Virginia

This farm village founded in the 1820s shows off its roots and its future with artisan galleries, unique shopping and outdoor activities.

Courtesy of Haley Fine Art

Haley Fine Art
Take in regional artists at this home-turned-art gallery. The gallery hosts permanent collections from artists such as Robin Purnell, Tom Nakashima, Rex Slack and almost a dozen more, plus hosts three exhibitions each year in May, October and December. May will showcase Patton Wilson’s oil and watercolor pieces.

Little Devils Stairs Trail
This 6-mile trail is more than just taking a walk through Shenandoah National Park as an increased grade gives you a workout. Along the way, you’ll follow along the Keyser Run Fire Road and past the Bolen Cemetery.

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The Conyers House Country Inn & Stable
If getting on the back of a horse for a day sounds splendid, The Conyers House offers options for you to enjoy. For two hours you can trot along on a cross-country ride that has three levels of guided trails. You can choose a hunt course that takes you over coops and rails, which takes an hour and a half. Or you can spend three to four hours on a hunt trail ride and partake in fox hunting, cub hunting or hill topping. The establishment offers private lessons, too.

Sperryville Schoolhouse
This antique store is worth your time. The old schoolhouse has a continuous rotation of antiques, vintage finds and other home decor. And fitting the ages the store’s name nods at, there is also a mix of toys and games for the little ones to shop. Here you can also find books on the area and local honey and preserves. And after you peruse the schoolhouse, you can head into the Headmaster’s Pub for some grub, a game of darts or billiards and live music on the weekends.

(April 2018Trips by Land)