Peninsula’s G.A.R. Hall was built in the ’50s — the 1850s, that is. Originally a one-room schoolhouse, it acquired its name when it became a meeting hall for Civil War veterans in the late 1880s (G.A.R. stands for “Grand Army of the Republic”).
By the 1960s, it was slated to be burned down as part of a firefighter training but was saved and restored to its 19th-century appearance. It now houses a Civil War museum and provides a quaint, romantic setting for weddings, showers, anniversary parties and other special events. It’s also the venue for the Voices in the Valley concert series, with outstanding local and touring folk, blues, bluegrass, jazz and roots rock acts playing weekly, sometimes more often.
1785 Main Street