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Woodstock is a town in Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States. It has a population of 5,097 according to the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Shenandoah County.The Massanutten Military Academy is located in Woodstock, as is the national headquarters of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. Woodstock is also home to the River Bandits of the Valley League.HistoryThe town was established by charter in March 1761 as a part of what was then Frederick County. It was originally formed by a land grant from Lord Fairfax, and founded as Muellerstadt (Miller Town) in 1752 after founder Jacob Miller. The town's charter was sponsored by George Washington in Virginia's House of Burgesses. Woodstock has been the County Seat of Shenandoah County, since the County's formation in 1772.In the late 1770s, John Muhlenberg was pastor at a Lutheran church located in the heart of Woodstock. As a famous story of Muhlenberg has it, at conclusion of his farewell sermon on January 21, 1776, Muhlenberg threw off his clerical robes to reveal an officer's uniform beneath and shouted, "there is a time to pray and a time to fight..." With that declaration, the story says he then called for volunteers to join the 8th Virginia Regiment under his command.
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Popular things to do in Woodstock

Woodstock Tower Observation Site ©
Observation Deck
Woodstock Tower Observation Site
Duration: 2 hours
Big Schloss ©
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Big Schloss
Duration: 2 hours
Muse Vineyards ©
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Muse Vineyards
Duration: 2 hours
W.O. Riley Park ©
W.O. Riley Park
Duration: 2 hours

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Canaan Valley Resort State Park Davis
Duration: 8 hours

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