Strasburg, Va. – a town for sale

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Colorado may be home to great scenery and mountainscapes, but for those looking for their very own tourist town east of the Mississippi, there’s great news this week.

Strasburg, Va. – a place famous for its antique shops, civil war memorabilia and quirky attractions – will be auctioned for sale on July 22.

Much of the town will be up for bid. The community’s assets include the former Museum of American Presidents and the Jeanne Dixon Museum which features memorabilia from the life and work of a noted American psychic.

Auction organizers say the sale comes as a result of the death of Washington D.C. banker and entrepreneur Leo Bernstein whose affections for history and the Shenandoah Valley led him to buy up much of Strasburg. The area was eventually parlayed into a regional center for tourism and antique shopping.

Included in the auction are Virginia’s largest antique center, a 14-room historic estate with carriage house, and the buildings that housed the American President and Dixon museums.

To make the auction more compelling, most of the properties are selling absolute with no reserve prices.

For those interested in an investment closer to home, there’s also a Montana lake estate and a Wyoming ranch community up for auction this summer.

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