Natural Bridge, Virginia: George Washington's Initials and Light ShowThe 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 -- which, due to separation of church and state, can only be shown after business hours.
Natural Bridge State Park
- 15 Appledore Lane, Natural Bridge, VA
- Natural Bridge State Park. Just south of US Hwy 11 on Rockbridge Rd/Hwy 130/Wert Faulkner Hwy.
- Adults $8.
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George Washington's Initials and Light Show
Nice hike. We only went as far as the salt peter cavern. The natural bridge is worth the short hike down, very nice scenery. The hotel was okay, the food was 8/10 in the tavern area. There is literally nothing around that area to eat, so kinda stuck with the hotel. There is a wonderful drive-through safari around the corner. A lot of big antique shops, too.[Miss Liz, 05/31/2015]
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]
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]
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]