Natural Bridge, Virginia: George Washington's Initials and Light Show

The Father of Our Country tagged Natural Bridge with a hammer and chisel. See the vandalism by day, then be dazzled at night with the "Drama of Creation" light show.

Natural Bridge of Virginia

Address:
15 Appledore Ln., Natural Bridge, VA
Directions:
Just south of US Hwy 11 on Rockbridge Rd/Hwy 130/Wert Faulkner Hwy.
Phone:
540-291-2121
Admission:
Various combos of caverns, park, light show.
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George Washington's Initials and Light Show

We stayed for the light show. Move along folks, don't waste your time. The light show is based on one from 1927. There are no lasers, just some flood lights, some music, and a few verses from the book of Genesis.

[NomadRider, 08/17/2012]
GW Clarification, Laser No-Show

We were just there July 23, 1998. George Washington did not discover the bridge. He surveyed it. That's why his initials are on the side. Also, Thomas Jefferson purchased the bridge for $2.40 from King George III. He also built a cabin there while he was president.

We didn't see the laser show either, but it looked like it would be neat.

[mlbevers, 08/02/1998]
George Washington's Initials and Laser Light Show

While traveling south on 81 in Virginia last winter my boyfriend and I came across the Natural Bridge, which is supposedly the highest of its kind and is one of the 'Wonders of the World'. The initials "GW" can be found in the rock, the tour guide and several signs tell you they none other than George Washington's initials that he carved when he discovered the bridge. At night they do a laser show that we didn't go to, but that I'm sure would have been entertaining ;)

[Kris, 03/26/1998]
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