About Historic Staunton
The Shenandoah Valley is one of the top 12 places to vacation for scenery, recreation and Civil War landmarks, according to MONEY MAGAZINE. Staunton, Virginia -- which is right in the middle of the Shenandoah Valley -- offers festivals, live theater and concerts, places of historic significance, beautiful natural beauty, antiquing, and fine dining.
Historic Staunton, Virginia has long been home to many fine artists and craftspeople, according to the Staunton Convention & Visitors Bureau. The downtown area - an architectural treasure trove - features a renowned art school, changing art exhibits at various businesses, public art, studio spaces and a variety of galleries displaying varied works by local and regional artists as well as by artisans from across the nation.
Walking around historic Staunton, Virginia is like strolling through a work of art. The charming downtown area features five National Historic Districts packed with a wide variety of architectural buildings, and the wonderful, informative guided walking tours (which are free) take place Saturday mornings in May and they take place on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings from June through October. In addition, you can pick up a brochure and set your own pace on a self-guided walking tour of Staunton’s historic districts.
Staunton has a lively visual and performing arts community that you will want to embrace during your stay. In addition to being able to attend plays at the Blackfriars Playhouse and at Mary Baldwin College, you will be able to enjoy entertainment brought to Staunton by “Center Stage!” if you plan in advance. It is possible to see artists at work on certain days at Co-ART Gallery and you can watch glassblowing at SunSpots.
Gypsy Hill Park offers golf and tennis, walking paths, and free concerts in the Summer time on weeknights, which include Jazz in the Park, the Stonewall Brigade Band, and Praise in the Park. There are also weekly concerts during the Summer at The Wharf. In addition, you may want to visit during The Staunton Music Festival, which has gained a reputation for its adventurous and innovative programming, unusual repertoire, and performers of international caliber.
Woodrow Wilson Birthplace
Mary Baldwin College
Stuart Hall School
P. Buckley Moss Museum
Afton Mountain and Rockbridge Wineries
Blue Ridge Parkway
Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah Shakespeare Blackfriars Playhouse
Andre Viette’s Farm and Nursery
Buffalo Springs Herb Farm
Artisans Center of Virginia
The Frontier Culture Museum (featuring German, English, Scotch-Irish, and American farm houses and buildings from 1690 to 1850)
The Staunton Choral Gardens Bed and Breakfast, Staunton, Virginia
Contact us via telephone or e-mail:
Phone Number: (540) 885-6556
e-mail address: [email protected]