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VISITORS GUIDE

“With a downtown energized by locally owned shops and restaurants, the Shenandoah Valley town is one of the prettiest and most progressive in the South.” – Southern Living


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Welcome

Recently acclaimed as one of the “Best Small Towns in America,” Staunton offers a vibrant cultural scene, great food, and friendly faces. Enjoy a night of theater at the American Shakespeare

festivals beckon with world-renowned performers all

Center, with the world’s only authentic recreation of the

summer long. Staunton’s vibrant dining scene and

Blackfriars Playhouse. Step back in time at the Frontier

local food ethos is supported by wine bars, coffee

Culture Museum, an outdoor living history museum

houses, vineyard tasting rooms, and small-batch

illustrating the daily lives of Shenandoah Valley’s earliest

breweries — all of which round out the local flavor.

settlers. Discover the life and legacy of Woodrow Wilson at the only presidential library in Virginia.

Staunton is the perfect place to base your stay in the Shenandoah Valley. And, if it’s the mountains

Known for its historic architecture packed into six

that are calling you, we’re just a few miles from both

National Register Historic Districts, Staunton is best

Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive and the

explored by foot. Its compact downtown features over

Blue Ridge Parkway.

100 unique shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Music


see & Do VISITORS CENTERS DOWNTOWN STAUNTON 35 South New Street 540-332-3971 APRIL-OCTOBER Open Daily 9am-6pm NOVEMBER-MARCH Open Daily 9:30am-5:30pm

FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM 1290 Richmond Road Open Daily 9am-5pm

© Staunton Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB) 540-332-3865. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part in any form or by any means requires prior written permission from the SCVB. The information contained in this travel guide is for general information purposes only. Inclusion in this brochure does not constitute an endorsement by the SCVB. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, neither SCVB, the City of Staunton, nor its partners, can guarantee the reliability of the information provided herein.

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Guided Tours STAUNTON GUIDED TOURS

35 South New Street, Staunton 540-885-2430 Guided trolley and walking tours. Car tours of Historic Staunton, Augusta County, and Civil War battlefields, or step-on guide service. Tours meet at Staunton Visitor Center. stauntonguidedtours.com

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HISTORIC STAUNTON FOUNDATION’S FREE GUIDED ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOURS 18 North Coalter Street, Staunton 540-885-7676 Tours meet in front of Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and last 1½ hrs. 10am Saturday (May-October) historicstaunton.org

GHOSTS OF STAUNTON

540-448-2743 Weekends, April through October ghostsofstaunton.com

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Attractions & Museums

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history

Few places in the nation can boast of a community heritage as rich, deep, and varied as that of Staunton and Augusta County.

Staunton, Virginia, circa 1910. Reproduced from an original postcard published by Beverley Cigar Store.

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“Beverley Street in the Future,” as envisioned in a c. 1910 postcard Faces of Staunton, an architectural exhibit by Historic Staunton Foundation Staunton Fine Arts Center, Gypsy Hill Park, July 4, 1976

taunton is one of the oldest cities west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The first settlers arrived in the 1720s from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and eastern Virginia. Many were German-born or the Pennsylvania-born children of Germanspeaking Protestant immigrants, or came from the province of Ulster in the north of Ireland. English and African-Americans were also among the early settlers. In the 1730s, Virginia Governor William Gooch hoped to protect his colony from possible French or Indian incursions by establishing settlements west of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley. In 1736, Colonel William Beverley, an enterprising and wealthy planter from Essex County, Virginia, successfully petitioned the Governor for land and secured a patent for 118,491 acres, an area that embraced a large part of today’s Staunton and Augusta County. Soon thereafter, in 1747, Staunton was named after Lady Rebecca Staunton, the wife of Governor Gooch.

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Sears Hill Bridge COURTESY: WOODROW WILSON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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Mary Baldwin University

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C & O Station

In 1856, the 28th President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, was born in Staunton. Wilson served as President from 1913 to 1921.

The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind

By the mid-1700s, Augusta County stretched westward to the Mississippi River and encompassed much of what now makes up the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, most of West Virginia, and a portion of western Pennsylvania (including present-day Pittsburgh). Staunton served as the county seat, the government center, and the hub of business for this large land area. Strategically located at the intersection of the Great Wagon Road and early thoroughfares to the west, Staunton continued to develop as a major center for trade. This commercial growth was greatly enhanced with the arrival of the Virginia Central Railroad in 1854. During this period, the Augusta Female Seminary (now Mary Baldwin University), the Virginia Female Institute (now Stuart Hall), and the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind were founded in Staunton. Staunton played a pivotal role during the Civil War years when the Shenandoah Valley served as the “Breadbasket of the

Confederacy.” While most of the battles were being fought north or west of the town, it was the presence of the railroad that provided a vital link between the Valley and eastern Virginia, making Staunton an important supply depot for the Confederacy. When Union troops, under the command of General Philip Sheridan, laid waste to the Valley of Virginia, Staunton escaped the brunt of destruction. The reconstruction period that followed was less difficult for Staunton than it was for other areas in the South. Only months after Lee’s surrender, Staunton’s railroads had been repaired and postal service restored. With the growth of the Virginia Central Railroad, Staunton transformed into a thriving center of commerce and wealth. Most buildings in the downtown area date from these boom years of 1870 through 1920.

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architecture “In Staunton, the ethic of preservation has been integrated throughout the community. New ideas and traditions are blended in a way that points to a rich future for all.” – David Brown, Chief Preservation Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation

The HISTORIC STAUNTON FOUNDATION was established in 1971 to promote the preservation and revitalization of the rich architectural and historic resources in Staunton. Every Saturday from May through October, at 10am, they offer FREE guided architectural walking tours. Learn more at historicstaunton.org

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“...an architectural gem in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley...”

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Opposite page: Staunton’s main street is characterized by a well-preserved collection of 19th-century buildings. This page, architectural styles clockwise: Greek Revival at Mary Baldwin University; Beaux Arts at the National Valley Bank Building; Beaux Arts at the Augusta County Courthouse; English Gothic at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church; Second Empire at the R.R. Smith Center for History & Art

Staunton has an architectural advantage over most other small towns in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia: it escaped the Civil War relatively unscathed. Many of its 18th- and early 19th-century homes and buildings still stand and are wonderfully preserved.

If you stroll into the neighborhoods adjacent to downtown, you will discover the early 19th-century Classical Revival buildings of some of Staunton’s great educational institutions — Mary Baldwin University, Stuart Hall, and The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind.

The city has six historic districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Look closely and you’ll see buildings designed in an interesting array of architectural styles — all side by side. You’ll see Greek Revival, Second Empire, Romanesque Revival, Colonial Revival, Neo-Classical, Federal, Beaux-Arts, Gothic Revival, and more.

Staunton’s downtown district is a compact 19th-century “Main Street.” Beverley Street is often cited as one of the most celebrated and honored Main Streets in the United States. The American Planning Association has named Staunton one of the “Great Places in America.”

Architect T.J. Collins greatly influenced Staunton’s architectural legacy. After moving to Staunton in 1891 to work for the Staunton Development Company, Collins later established his own firm – where he designed more than 200 buildings in Staunton alone, including the courthouse, schools, churches, theaters, commercial buildings, and private residences.

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attractions & museums

The Blackfriars Playhouse at The American Shakespeare Center, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Staunton is buzzing with arts and cultural offerings such as the renowned American Shakespeare Center and the Heifetz International Music Institute. If history is your passion, make time to explore living history at the Frontier Culture Museum. Staunton is also the birthplace of Woodrow Wilson, and The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum (the only presidential library in Virginia) CREDIT: BRAM REUSEN

pays homage to our nation’s 28th president. Photography lovers will enjoy the Camera Heritage Museum, which features more than 2,000 specialty cameras and lenses.

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum

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10 South Market Street 1-877-MUCH-ADO; 540-851-1733 amshakes.center Behind -the-scenes tour of the 300-seat Blackfriars Playhouse – the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s original indoor theater with up to six award-winning performances a week.

Camera Heritage Museum

1 West Beverley Street 540-886-8535 cameraheritagemuseum.com Largest camera museum open to the public in the United States. Includes daguerreotypes, wooden cameras, spy cameras, and 100+ Leicas and Zeiss cameras. Over 4,500 cameras and lenses on display. Tours available upon request.

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American Shakespeare Center ’s Blackfriars Playhouse

R.R. Smith Center for History and Art

Frontier Culture Museum

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1290 Richmond Road 540-332-7850 frontiermuseum.org Outdoor, living history museum with exhibits and programs that explore the diverse old world origins of the earliest immigrants to America and the culture they created together.

R. R. Smith Center for History and Art

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Frontier Culture Museum

20 South New Street 540-885-2028 rrsmithcenter.org Headquarters to three non-profit organizations – Augusta County Historical Society, Staunton Augusta Art Center and Historic Staunton Foundation. Art and history galleries, research archives, historic preservation resource center, and museum store.

Staunton Military Academy/ VWIL Museum at Mary Baldwin University 227 Kable Street 540-885-1309 sma-alumni.org Past history of Staunton Military Academy and the present history of the Virginia Woman’s Institute for Leadership.

Sunspots Studios and Glassblowing

202 South Lewis Street 540-885-0678 sunspots.com Live glassblowing daily and a gallery of copper and art glass gifts.

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum

20 North Coalter Street 540-885-0897 woodrowwilson.org Woodrow Wilson’s birthplace. Immerse yourself in the state-of-the-art World War I trench exhibit, discover Wilson’s Pierce-Arrow limousine. A National Historic Landmark.

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Willy Ferguson was a Staunton-based welder and sculptor. He is best known for his oversized metal sculptures of carbon steel, such as Staunton’s giant watering can (18 ft. tall and 20 ft. wide) and flower pots at the intersection of US 250 and US 11 and the huge book outside the Staunton Public Library.

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local flavor JENNIFER ROE Arts Administrator / Music Lover heifetzinstitute.org

I love the vibrant yet gentle way of life in Staunton. There’s a collaborative, entrepreneurial crackle in the air. Staunton offers all the great parts of a beautiful mountain town, with none of the pretension.

NOELIA NUNEZ Artist / Coach / Teacher

I love Staunton’s mixture of preserved historic buildings against the backdrop of the gorgeous mountains. I love the long country roads and the small urban downtown, that’s growing with new small businesses everyday.

MIKE LUND

Chef | Dad | Caterer mikelundfood.com & lundch.com Staunton is a small town, with an urban livability. It’s surprising, artistic, creative, entrepreneurial. I love to walk my lab, Toby through all the old neighborhoods and explore the tiny architectural details.

SOPHIA NUNEZ

Stylist / Small Business Owner bonitassalon.com I love the tight sense of community and support in this small city.

SARAH LYNCH

Mother/Restauranteur / Magical Realist bajabean.com/staunton

KIMBERLY DALTON

Guitar Marketing Strategist / Photographer / Farmer hussanddalton.com One of the many things I admire about Staunton is the support and success our businesses and restaurants have had and continue to have with the farm-to-table movement. Buy local!

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Staunton is bright and ferociously hopeful. Our townspeople support anything with a glimmer of promise in it...the bigger and more audacious the idea, the more it gains momentum. The city’s gorgeous historic architecture is our backdrop and smart, beautiful, talented people are our cast.


AMY WRATCHFORD

Theatre Administrator / Joyful Optimist amshakes.center I love the energy of Staunton. It is a city busy embracing good ideas, both old and new. This city is charming, welcoming, and artistically vibrant.

STEVE CUNDY

Adventure Seeker / Father / Business Owner wildlandtrekking.com I love the fact that our family felt welcomed in Staunton from the start. It is a community whose residents have a wide variety of interests and backgrounds. I really appreciate the easy access to the mountains and the abundance of outdoor activities and I love working and spending time downtown.

CARMEL CLAVIN

Spectacle Maker / Creative Producer / Wearer of Grand Hats spectacleandmirth.com I love that this gem of a city is my home. I love that other people love visiting. I love its understated quirkiness and its outright oddities. I love that it supports the work I do against all stereotypes of small towns.

MARY CLAY THOMAS

MARY BALDWIN UNIVERSITY Social Work Educator / Runner / Advocate marybaldwin.edu I love that I see my smart, creative, compassionate friends wherever I go, I love that my children are being educated by school teachers who know us all by name and care about their whole-being, I love that my friends own the local bike shop, retail businesses, and play in local music venues.

BRUCE DORRIES

MARY BALDWIN UNIVERSITY Perpetual Learner / Environmentalist / Journalist marybaldwin.edu This relatively small community draws people with cool ideas. Their company, and their innovations and businesses, make for a progressive place that also stays true to the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past, and does not corrupt the surrounding natural beauty of the Valley.

ADAM GREENBAUM

Cinema Owner / Movie Lover / Writer visulitecinemas.com I love the way Staunton embraces new people, warmly and without judgment. There is an amazing amount of creative energy packed into this city. Staunton is constantly changing and evolving, never static, always experimenting. ALL PHOTOS THIS SPREAD

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arts & entertainment “...Staunton is overflowing with culture.”

The Heifetz International Music Institute attracts some of the most talented and promising young musicians in the world to Staunton. During the six-week summer season, the Institute presents over 40 concerts and events.

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Staunton on Tap

Staunton’s rich history of arts and culture goes back to its days as a 19-century

Want to keep up with special events, performances, music, and festivals in Staunton? For

rail junction and a center for travelers to stop over and enjoy opera, vaudeville,

weekly e-mail updates on what’s going on, sign up for Staunton on Tap at VisitStaunton.com

and rollicking nightlife. That tradition lives on today as the city offers a profusion of performing arts options.

10 South Market Street 1-877-MUCH-ADO; 540-851-1733 amshakes.center Shakespeare is serious fun at the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theater. Performing Shakespeare, contemporary works, and new plays year-round. “Shamelessly entertaining” — The Washington Post.

Heifetz International Music Institute

107 East Beverley Street 540-907-4446 heifetzinstitute.org The Heifetz International Music Institute is an intense six-week musical experience for advanced string students. Designed to develop the expressive potential of every performer while encouraging technical growth, the program includes a rigorous schedule of private lessons, chamber music coaching, the Heifetz signature Performance and Communication training as well as performance opportunities. Daily performances by students and celebrity faculty take place through June through August.

The Kettle

A collaborative performance venue. 19 W. Beverley Street the-kettle.co Come to a show. Learn something new. Cross pollinate with other performers and patrons.

Mary Baldwin University Theatre

Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Hall Mary Baldwin University 540-887-7192 marybaldwin.edu//arts/theatre Five show season with a broad range of comedy, drama, and classical performances in an intimate black box setting.

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American Shakespeare Center ’s Blackfriars Playhouse

Staunton Music Festival

Oak Grove Theater

845 Quick’s Mill Road, Verona 540-248-5005 oakgrovetheater.org More than 50 years of live theater under the stars. Summer outdoor theater. Season runs late May through August.

ShenanArts at the nTelos Theatre

300 Churchville Avenue 540-712-0001 shenanarts.org A nonprofit community theatre that produces a variety of plays and musicals throughout the year.

Staunton Music Festival

Performing at historic venues in downtown Staunton 540-569-0267 stauntonmusicfestival.com Rethink classical at one of Virginia’s most exciting summer music festivals. Each August, the Staunton Music Festival brings over 60 renowned musicians from around the world to perform programs that are consistently innovative — spanning music from the Renaissance to the present. Celebrating 20 years, the 2017 festival will feature special performances and world premieres of commissioned works written specifically for the Staunton Music Festival.

Stonewall Brigade Band

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Performing at Gypsy Hill Park 540-213-3880 stonewallbrigadeband.com Oldest continuous community band in the nation. Free concerts every Monday, June through August at 8pm in Gypsy Hill Park. Lawn chairs suggested as permanent seating is limited.

< The American Shakespeare Center is home to an internationally acclaimed theatre company that performs Shakespeare’s works under their original staging conditions as well as contemporary pieces. Pictured here are Josh Clark as Romeo and Zoe Speas as Juliet in ROMEO AND JULIET.

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The Music Scene Many people know that Staunton is home to Statler Brothers, the legendary country vocal quartet. But did you also know that Staunton is home to a vibrant roots music scene? Check out the live music scene, happening almost nightly, at our breweries, tasting rooms and restaurants. In the summer, look for the Red Wing Roots Music Festival at nearby Natural Chimneys Park, as well as jazz and blues music festivals around town. Classical music fans will love Staunton Music Festival, a 10-day summer celebration of chamber music as well as celebrity and student appearances from the renowned Heifetz International Music Institute, which is based in Staunton. Buskers entertain on the streets of Staunton every weekend and most of the eateries along Main Street feature a steady stream of live music options.

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Live Music in Gypsy Hill Park CREDIT: CHEYENNE CRAWFORD

Stonewall Brigade Band Concerts June through August Mon. 8pm stonewallbrigadeband.com Praise in the Park July through August Tues. 7pm

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Bluegrass in the Park July through August Wed. 7pm Jazz in the Park July through August Thur. 7pm

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Wharf Parking Lot, Staunton 540-448-1937 stauntonfarmersmarket.org Flowers, farm-fresh produce, herbs, snacks, fresh-baked goodies and more. Live entertainment select mornings. Check website for estimated produce availability. Hours: 7am-12 pm, Wednesday and Saturday (April through Thanksgiving).

FREE THINGS TO DO IN STAUNTON Sunspots Studios – See live glassblowing demonstrations until 4pm daily.

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Saturday Morning Architectural Walking Tours – Led by Historic Staunton Foundation. Tours begin at 10am at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, 24 North Coalter Street and end at the Visitor Center. (May – October) Tiffany Windows at Trinity Episcopal Church – Twelve of the historic church’s stained glass windows, including the triptych that is installed over the altar, were created by the studios of Louis Comfort Tiffany in New York. Sears Hill Bridge – One of downtown’s most beloved landmarks, this century-old iron truss pedestrian bridge is located in the Wharf Historic District and is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places. The Staunton Farmers’ Market is a producer-only market featuring local, Shenandoah Valley products. Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7am - noon. (April – November)

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a city for all seasons

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EVENTS: • African American Heritage Festival – September/Gypsy Hill Park visitstaunton.com/events • Staunton Jams – September/Downtown Staunton stauntondowntown.org • Queen City Potter Party – September/Downtown Staunton • Oktoberfest – October/Frontier Culture Museum frontiermuseum.org • Fall Foliage Bike Festival – October/Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County shenandoahbike.org SEASONAL ACTIVITIES: • Fall Foliage scenic drives and hikes – Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway • Apple and pumpkin picking – Fields of Gold Farm Trail fieldsofgold.org

WINTER HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES: • A Christmas Carol and Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) Select dates/ Blackfriars Playhouse amshakes.center • Heifetz Holiday Homecoming – Select dates/ Mary Baldwin University heifetzinstitute.org • Lantern Tours – Select dates at Frontier Culture Museum frontiermuseum.org HOLIDAY SHOPPING: • Art for Gifts – open November-December at R.R. Smith Center for History and Art rrsmithcenter.org • Shop Staunton First – shop the over 100 unique boutiques, galleries and gourmet markets stauntondowntown.org •

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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: • Holiday House Tour – December/Select Homes in Staunton historicstaunton.org • Children’s Christmas Workshop – December/ Frontier Culture Museum frontiermuseum.org • Holiday Parade – First Monday after Thanksgiving/Downtown Staunton • Christmas Tree Farms Fields of Gold Farm Trail fieldsofgold.org WINTER ACTIVITIES & EVENTS: Woodrow Wilson Birthday Celebration – December • 28/Free Admission at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum woodrowwilson.org • Swedish Fire Festival at Barren Ridge Vineyards – January barrenridgevineyardsva.com • Winter Wine Festival – February/historicstaunton.org • President’s Day – February/Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum woodrowwilson.org

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FALL

SPRING EVENTS: • American Shakespeare Center’s Annual Birthday Bash – April/Downtown Staunton amshakes.center • Earth Day Celebration – April/Gypsy Hill Park earthdaystaunton.org • Garden Party – April/Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum woodrowwilson.org • Bridge Day – April/Sears Hill Bridge • Paint Staunton – April/Downtown • Art in the Park – May/Gypsy Hill Park saartcenter.org • Hot Glass Festival – May/Sunspots Studios sunspots.com SEASONAL ACTIVITIES: • Staunton Farmers’ Market – April through Thanksgiving/ Downtown Staunton stauntonfarmersmarket.org • Shenandoah Wine Trail – Tour the Valley’s many wineries and vineyards offering picturesque settings and exceptional wine • Architectural Walking Tours – May through October/Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum historicstaunton.org • Traditional Tea at Anne Hathaway Cottage Tea Room anne-hathaways-cottage.com

SUMMER EVENTS: • America’s Birthday Celebration – July 4/Gypsy Hill Park americasbirthdaycelebration.com • Independence Day Celebration – July 4/Frontier Culture Museum frontiermuseum.org • Staunton Braves Baseball – June through July – Moxie Stadium, Gypsy Hill Park stauntonbravesbaseball.com MUSIC FESTIVALS: • Shenandoah Valley Wine and Jazz Festival – June/ Frontier Culture Museum frontiermuseum.org • Festival of Concerts – June-August/Mary Baldwin University heifetzinstitute.org Red Wing Roots Festival – July/Natural Chimneys, Mount Solon redwingroots.com • Staunton Music Festival – August/Various venues stauntonmusicfestival.com SEASONAL ACTIVITIES: • Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail – Drink in the Shenandoah Valley with over 13 breweries to discover beerwerkstrail.com • Berry and peach picking - Fields of Gold Farm Trail fieldsofgold.org

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eat & drink

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Staunton’s restaurant scene is lively with an eclectic vibe. All kinds of dining establishments co-exist cheerfully — from authentic Americana to haute cuisine. Epicureans will enjoy innovative, award-winning chefs and excellent wine lists. Locavores will delight in the city’s burgeoning

“Who knew that Staunton is one of the country’s best-kept foodie secrets?” – Baltimore Magazine

farm-to-table movement, fueled by the region’s rich agricultural heritage and the seasonal Farmers Market. Whether it is southern-style comfort food, delicious ribs, or even artisanal pizza — you’ll find it in Staunton. If you are looking for something casual, turn to bakeries, small grocers, and coffee shops that serve up fresh soup and sandwiches — or visit one of the local lunch spots (make sure you ask about the daily special). A fun selection of wine bars, coffee houses, vineyard-tasting rooms, and

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Clockwise, left to right: A dish at zynodoa restaurant; Newtown Baking, Queen City Brewing craft beer flight; Snap Dragon Pho; Chef Ian Boden at The Shack; Byers Street Bistro; and Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm, one of America’s most famous farms.

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small-batch breweries round out the local flavor.

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RESTAURANT LISTINGS American

British

24 Market 24 Market St. 540-885-4848

Anne Hathaway Cottage Tea Room 950 W. Beverley St. 540-885-8885 CREDIT: WOODS PIERCE

Accidental Cafe at Stuff: Antique and Vintage Interiors 1319 Stoneburner St. 540-414-8934

Bricks Restaurant and Pub 111 N. Augusta St. 540-886-5016 Chili’s 1025 Richmond Ave. 540-887-0082 Clocktower Restaurant 27 W. Beverley St. 540-213-0665 Cranberry’s Grocery and Eatery 7 S. New St. 540-885-4755 Kathy’s 705 Greenville Ave. 540-885-4331 Mike Lund Food & LUNdCH 835 Springhill Rd. 540-649-4782 Mill Street Grill 1 Mill St. 540-885-0656 Pompei Lounge 23 E. Beverley St. 540-885-5553 The Depot Grille 42 Middlebrook Ave. 540-885-7332

By & By Café 140 E. Beverley St. 540-887-0041 The Frederick Street Café 11-13 E. Frederick St. 540-886-3060

Thai Staunton Restaurant 1000 Greenville Ave. 540-414-8880

The Pampered Palate Café 26-28 E. Beverley St. 540-886-9463

Ubon Thai Victorian Restaurant 515 W. Frederick St. 540-886-4141

The Shack 105 S. Coalter St. 540-490-1961

Bakery

The Store 204 N. Central Ave. 540-886-1534

Giancarlo Fine European Pastries 117 Austin Ave. 540-885-8919

Asian

Newtown Baking 960 W. Beverley St. 540-885-3799

Great Wall 850 Statler Sq. #116 540-885-2043

Nisa’s Café 11 Green Hills Dr. 540-248-8800

Jade China House Restaurant 240 N. Central Ave. 540-885-8558

Paradise Donuts 114 N. Central Ave. 540-569-2051

Massaki 1027 Richmond Rd. 540-886-9191

Paris Cake Company 310 Kalorama St. 540-885-5026

Snapdragon Pho 12 E. Beverley St. 540-712-0262

Rolling Pin Pastries 302 N. Central Ave. 540-886-2212

Taste of India 106 W. Beverley St. 540-213-8882

Rue Nouvelle 26 New St.

Blue Mountain Coffee 12 B Byers St. 540-886-4506

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Bedlam Brewing 2302 N. Augusta St. 540-416-4634

Coffee

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The Split Banana Co.

Byers Street Bistro 18 Byers St. 540-887-6100 Zynodoa 115 E. Beverley St. 540-885-7775

Gourmet Markets Farmhouse Kitchen & Wares 101 W. Beverley St. 540-712-7791 Lewis Creek Market 300 Church St. 540-885-1010 Yelping Dog Wine 9 E. Beverley St. 540-885-2275

Ice Cream Kline’s Dair Bar & Hog Wild BBQ 906 Greenville Ave. 540-885-4664 The Split Banana Co. 7 W. Beverley St. 866-492-3668

Baja Bean Co. Restaurante Y Cantina 9 W. Beverley St. 540-885-9988

Italian

Chicano Boy Tacos 240 N. Central Ave., Suite 6 540-569-2105

Cici’s Pizza 850 Statler Blvd. 540-885-4646

El Puerto 830 Greenville Ave. 540-886-3578

Emilio’s Italian Restaurant 23 E. Beverley St. 540-885-0102

Mi Rancho 2116 W. Beverley St. 540-887-7527

Fresco’s 1010 Churchville Ave. 540-885-5885 Little Maria’s 1555 Commerce Rd. 540-248-0026

Salvadoran Gloria’s Pupuseria 300 N. Central Ave. 540-280-1142

Maria’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant 901 Greenville Ave. 540-887-3330 New York Flying Pizza 2221 N Augusta St. 540-569-2483 Shenandoah Pizza 19 E. Beverley St. 540-213-0008 Stella Mia Pizzeria 2040 W. Beverley St. 540-886-4700

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Aioli Mediterranean Tapas 29 N. Augusta St. 540-885-1414

Mexican

Wright’s Dairy Rite 346 Greenville Ave. 540-886-0435

Chicano Boy Tacos

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Contemporary

zynodoa

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eat & drink Yelping Dog

Wine Barren Ridge Vineyards

984 Barren Ridge Road, Fishersville 540-248-3300 barrenridgevineyardsva.com Located on the grounds of a former apple orchard, Barren Ridge Vineyards features a diverse selection of handcrafted wines.

Crosskeys Vineyards

6011 E. Timber Ridge Road, Mt. Crawford 540-234-0505 crosskeysvineyards.com On a breathtaking site, grows 12 varietals of grapes and offers educational tours of winemaking process daily.

Ox-Eye Vineyards Tasting Room

44 Middlebrook Avenue, Staunton 540-849-7926 oxeyevineyards.com Focused on crafting high quality, food-friendly wines from grapes that are ideally suited to the soil and climate of the Shenandoah Valley.

Rockbridge Vineyard

35 Hill View Lane, Raphine 540-377-6204 rockbridgevineyard.com Produces a wide range of wines including red, white, rosĂŠ, and dessert wines.

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Veritas Vineyard and Winery

151 Veritas Lane, Afton 540-456-8000 veritaswines.com Makes wine with the classic, old-style principles of viticulture and vinification, at the same time using state-of-the-art technology to capture varietal and regional character.

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Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail

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Staunton is part of an exciting and growing craft beer community. On the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail, you can taste some of the best craft beer in the country. Our breweries offer a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, with plenty of insights and opinions on how great craft beer is made. Grab your friends and pick up a trail guide at the Visitors Center, or explore a self-guided tour of the region’s breweries at beerwerkstrail.com

1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro 540-943-1010 basiccitybeer.com Housed in a former industrial warehouse, Basic City was founded by three brothers. A natural spring pumps a million gallons of artesian water for use in the brewery’s beers.

Bedlam Brewing

2303 N Augusta Street, Staunton 540-416-4634 Embrace the chaos with six house-made brews on tap. Specializing in Belgian-style ales. Also a pub-style eatery, serving lunch and dinner.

Queen City Brewing

834 Springhill Road, Staunton 540-213-8014 QCbrewing.com Brew your own beer, vint your own wine, or make your own soda. Beer to go – over 12 styles on tap.

Redbeard Brewing Co.

120 South Lewis Street, Staunton 540-430-3532 redbeardbrews.com Specializing in small batches of big beers, Redbeard Brewing Company offers a

into that authenticity you crave. Real fields and farms. Pristine waters. Endless mountain views. Hiking trails. Farmers’ markets. Mountain biking. Music festivals. Fascinating small cities. And local

Craft Beer Basic City Beer Co.

Explore our great outdoors and enjoy great beer, too. Come tap

characters. We’re all that and more. Wherever your adventures take you, we’ve got a brewery nearby to quench your thirst.

wide selection of craft beers brewed on the premises. Taproom seating for 40+ in the heart of historic downtown Staunton. Selection of beers available on draft.

Refresh yourself on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail.

Seven Arrows Brewing Company 2508 Jefferson Highway, Waynesboro 540-221-6968 sevenarrowsbrewing.com Brewery and taproom that serves high-quality craft brewed beers. Seven rotating beers in addition to four core brews.

Shenandoah Valley Brewing Co. 103 W Beverly St, Staunton 540-887-2337 shenvalbrew.com Committed to the growing craft beer culture in the Shenandoah Valley. Brewer and supplier of home brew supplies, wide variety of grains, hops, yeast, brew-kits, and kegging equipment. Sampling offered in taproom.

@beerwerkstrail Shenandoah Beerwerks @shenandoahbeerwerks

Stable Craft Brewing

375 Madrid Rd., Waynesboro 540-490-2609 stablecraftbrewing.com Sixteen craft brews on tap in an idyllic farm setting. Beers pair perfectly with Southerninspired menu. Check schedule for music.

Please Drink Responsibly.

beerwerkstrail.com

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Acme Tattoo

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Cranberryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grocery & Eatery

Black Dog Bikes

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Made; By the People, For the People

Staunton, an awardwinning Virginia Main Street community, features over 100 independently owned shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Offering a wide mix of antiques, arts, and distinctive gifts, Staunton is made for exploring and shopping.

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A view from Sears Hill

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Staunton Olive Oil Company

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Eyeglass Sculpture on N. Augusta St.

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small town cool

Historic Wharf

Black Swan Bo

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wan Books Queen City Potter Party CREDIT: CHEYENNE CRAWFORD

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Wharf District

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“One of America’s Best Main Streets” — Fodors

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the outdoors

“America’s Favorite Mountain Towns” — Travel+Leisure

Shenandoah National Park

Blue Ridge Parkway

Ramsey’s Draft Wilderness Area

The Park provides more than 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Some hikes will lead you to spectacular waterfalls or viewpoints while others penetrate deep into Shenandoah’s wilderness areas. Car access is provided by the Skyline Drive. nps.gov/shen

Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most popular components of the National Park System. Split-rail fences, old farmsteads, and historic structures complement spectacular views of distant mountains and neighboring valleys. blueridgeparkway.org

Ramsey’s Draft Wilderness is a rugged and steep piece of land on the eastern side of Shenandoah Mountain, a region redolent with memories of America’s Civil War. One of the largest tracts of virgin forest left in the eastern United States has been preserved here. Among the variety of plants you may see are some virgin hardwoods and hemlocks standing in the upper elevations and a more typical Appalachian forest of tulip poplar, red oak, and basswood.

Skyline Drive

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests These two National Forests stretch from one end of Virginia to the other, as well as extending into West Virginia, along the ruggedly beautiful Appalachians. Virtually every type of outdoor recreation activity you can imagine is available. Of course hiking, fishing, mountain bicycling, and camping lead the way, but don’t forget hawkwatching, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, nature photography, and orienteering.

St. Mary’s Wilderness Congress designated the Saint Mary’s Wilderness in 1984 and it now has a total of 9,835 acres. The largest Virginia Wilderness on national forest land, it has elevations ranging from 1,700 feet to 3,400 feet, and includes 17 miles of trails. Along the Saint Mary’s River Gorge you can fish for native trout, walk through rhododendron and mountain laurel, and discover a lovely waterfall.

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Located along the crest of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Skyline Drive is a 105mile scenic byway that traverses the entire length of Shenandoah National Park. Skyline Drive is considered one of America’s best drives. Plan to stop for a picnic at one of 75 overlooks and relax with breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley and the Virginia Piedmont. visitskylinedrive.org

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Natural Bridge

The Crabtree Falls Trail features a series of five cascades and a number of smaller ones that fall a total distance of 1,200 feet. The trail provides views of the falls from overlooks constructed to accent the beauty of the Valley. The first overlook is just 700 feet from the lower parking lot, making it an excellent stopover for travelers. The more adventuresome hiker may continue to Crabtree Meadows where the trail ends, or to the Appalachian Trail, which is just one half mile beyond Crabtree Meadows. 11581 Crabtree Falls Hwy. (Rt. 56), Montebello, Nelson County.

This Virginia Landmark, once owned by Thomas Jefferson, is a 215-foot limestone arch. Natural Bridge, along with the surrounding 1,500 acres Virginia’s newest state park.

Humpback Rocks Visitors can tour a collection of 19th-century farm buildings. The area also houses a visitor center with exhibits, a picnic area, and trails. Interpretive programs during the summer months, staffed with costumed rangers who demonstrate mountain crafts and skills. Milepost 5.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. A short but strenuous hiking trail leads to a rock summit, providing beautiful and panoramic views.

Natural Chimneys It’s hard to imagine, but the Shenandoah Valley was once the floor of a great inland sea. Centuries ago, as that sea receded, the forces of nature carefully etched out an unusual formation of solid rock. The seven Natural Chimneys tower as much as 120 feet above the pastoral terrain of the Shenandoah Valley.

FALL FOLIAGE BIKE FESTIVAL (Every October)

Sherando Lake Known locally as the jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sherando’s beauty and history are part of the lives of several generations of Virginians. Families bring their children to Sherando and relive memories of their own parents bringing them. Swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking, and camping are among the activities available.

Shenandoahbike.org

Let’s ride Many of our region’s best bicycling trails are located just outside Staunton in Augusta County. For a full list of on and off road biking options, from five to 50 miles in length, visit bikethevalley.org Local area cycling enthusiasts often meet at Black Dog Bikes in downtown Staunton for the following fast-paced road rides:

Staunton City Parks Gypsy Hill Park

• Tuesday Evenings — Medium-Paced Road Ride. Brisk ride through the scenic Shenandoah Valley countryside. Get a good workout without going hardcore. 15-20 miles. • Thursday Evenings — Fast Road Ride. The highly acclaimed weekly World Championship Road Ride of Augusta County! This is a fastpaced ride with regroups. KOMs and sprints will have you digging deep into your suitcase of courage. Or not. 25-30 miles. COURTESY OF NATURAL BRIDGE

A sprawling 214-acre park that includes a public golf course, football and baseball stadiums, a gymnasium, a lake, a skateboarding park, two playgrounds, three youth baseball fields, a public swimming pool, a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, the Gypsy Express Mini Train, a dog park, the duck pond, and a bandstand. The Park’s 1.3-mile circular loop is a designated play street and is suitable for pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages.

Montgomery Hall Park 148 acres of rolling hills offers quiet woodlands and hiking, fitness, and birding trails. The park also has softball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds—including a natural playground—a disc-golf course, soccer complex, and a public swimming pool.

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Crabtree Falls

Once included on the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World,” Natural Bridge is located 45 minutes south of Staunton.

Riders gather at 5:30pm. Call 540-887-8700 before you show up. (April to October)

“America’s Best Fall Bike Rides” — U.S. News & World Report

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lodging

Staunton has plenty of choices to match your style, location preference, and budget. With nearly 700 rooms available in our hotels, inns, guesthouses, and bed-and-breakfasts, Staunton is sure to please. Select from our many award-winning properties for an amazing night’s rest and wake up refreshed and ready to explore.

COMING IN FALL 2017: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott and Tru by Hilton

Hotels

ADDRESS

WEBSITE

PHONE

Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center

24 South Market Street

stonewalljacksonhotel.com

540-885-4848

Best Western Staunton Inn

92 Rowe Road

dominionlodging.com

540-885-1112

Budget Inn

816 Greenville Avenue

Comfort Inn Staunton

1302 Richmond Avenue

comfortinn.com

480-568-6951

Days Inn

273-D Bells Lane

daysinn-staunton.com

540-248-0888

Econo Lodge

1031 Richmond Avenue

stauntoneconolodge.com

540-885-5158

Hampton Inn of Staunton

40 Payne Lane

hampton-inn.com

540-886-7000

Holiday Inn Staunton

152 Fairway Lane

holidayinn.com/stauntonva

540-248-6020

Howard Johnson Express Inn

268 North Central Avenue

howardjohnson.com

540-886-5330

Sleep Inn

222 Jefferson Highway

dominionlodging.com

540-887-6500

Quality Inn & Suites

200 Frontier Drive

qualityinn.com

540-887-0200

B&Bs • Inns • Guest Houses

ADDRESS

WEBSITE

PHONE

Artist’s House Bed and Breakfast

1106 North Augusta Street

artistshousebandb.com

540-830-0660

The Bard’s Nest

108 East Beverley Street

thebardsnest.com

540-448-3175

Berkeley House Bed and Breakfast

303 Berkeley Place

bhbandb.us

540-480-6706

Frederick House

28 North New Street

frederickhouse.com

540-885-4220

Gaie Lea

please inquire

gaielea.com

540-292-5435

Inn at Old Virginia

1329 Commerce Road

innatoldvirginia.com

540-248-4650

Montclair Bed & Breakfast

320 North New Street

montclairbnb.com

540-885-8832

Olde Printery Guesthouse

124 East Beverley Street

theoldeprinteryguesthouse.weebly.com 540-292-1313

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Olde Staunton Inn

260 North Lewis Street

oldestauntoninn.com

540-886-0193

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The Storefront

14 South New Street

the-storefront-hotel.com

804-218-5656

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Thornrose House at Gypsy Hill B&B

531 Thornrose Avenue

thornrosehousebandb.com

540-395-6365

Ubon Thai Victorian Restaurant Inn

515 West Frederick Street

Ubonthaivictorian.com

540-886-4141

540-881-1214

INSPIRE TEAM BUILDING Get out of your comfort zone while you summit mountain peaks reconnecting with colleagues or let creativity take hold as you brush up on your communication skills with a little Shakespeare. Either way we offer an innovative approach to meetings, retreats and the same old annual conference. We want your event to be a successful one and we can help: Find the right meeting space or conference location Plan leisure activities and spousal programs Provide FAM tours and meeting incentives for booking your event in Staunton

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FOR MEETING PLANNERS For those looking for a unique meeting experience Staunton delivers with its affordable accommodations, downhome hospitality and vibrant downtown. Exclusively a boutique meeting destination, Staunton offers a CREDIT: WOODS PIERCE

range of meeting and housing options and is a great choice with its close proximity to major metropolitan areas throughout Virginia and its access to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Start planning your meeting today! CONTACT: Katie Campbell, Group Sales & Marketing Manager

540-332-3865 / campbellks@ci.staunton.va.us

FULL-SERVICE MEETING HOTELS

INTIMATE RETREATS

Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center

Frederick House

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This historic hotel located in downtown Staunton boasts 8,500 sq. ft. of elegant and flexible meeting space.

In the heart of downtown Staunton, this charming bed & breakfast is ideal for board meetings, retreats or family gatherings.

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OTHER UNIQUE VENUES FOR MEETINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Frontier Culture Museum

Gaie Lea

R.R. Smith Center for History and Art

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getting around

Staunton is centrally located in the historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia at the intersection of I-64 and I-81, exits 220 through 225.

VISITORS CENTERS DOWNTOWN STAUNTON

FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM

35 South New Street Staunton, VA 24401 540-332-3971

1290 Richmond Road Staunton, VA 24401 Open Daily 9am-5pm

APRIL-OCTOBER Open Daily 9am-6pm NOVEMBER-MARCH Open Daily 9:30am-5:30pm

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AIR Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD)

77 Aviation Circle, Weyers Cave 540-234-8304 The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport provides the quickest, most convenient access to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and now flies to Charlotte and Orlando.With well-timed departures and arrivals, SHD makes it easy and affordable to fly local. flyshd.com

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Staunton Train Station (STA)

The Green Trolley Route

1 Middlebrook Avenue, Staunton 800-872-7245 The Cardinal offers unforgettable views of the Southeast’s stunning natural beauty. You’ll see gently rolling horse country, the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley as the Cardinal approaches Staunton. This is an unmanned station. For tickets or long-term parking information, call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit online.amtrak.com.

includes the downtown area, the Wharf Historic District, and Gypsy Hill Park. The trolley makes a continuous loop around downtown and stops at the Visitors Center every 30 minutes. There is a 25cent charge to ride the trolley. Schedule information can be found at visit britebus.org.

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Choose your adventure Staunton is a favorite travel destination, and for good reason. We know it can be hard to choose when there is so much to do. So, whether you’re on a tight schedule, or you have time to relax and enjoy our beautiful region, we keep a list of the most requested itineraries to help with your vacation planning.

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Shakespeare: In Love Mountains & Scenic Drives

TRAVELER’S TIP:

CREDIT: RUBYSKY PHOTOGRAPHY

CREDIT: KATE SIMON LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

CREDIT: BRYCE LANDRAM

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RENÉ THORNTON, JR. AS MALVOLIO IN TWELFTH NIGHT. PHOTO BY LINDSEY WALTERS

The trip ideas we’ve put together here are simply a taste of what’s available on our website. Updated itineraries are available for download at VisitStaunton.com

OUR FAVORITE ITINERARIES

Need a little more guidance? We encourage you to speak with one of our travel ambassadors at the downtown Visitors Center when you arrive!

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“the most quintessentially American town… culturally rich and impossibly charming...” — Go Magazine VisitStaunton.com 35


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VISITORS GUIDE

VISITORS CENTERS DOWNTOWN STAUNTON

35 South New Street Staunton, VA 24401 540-332-3971 APRIL-OCTOBER Open Daily 9am-6pm

Staunton Convention and Visitors Bureau City of Staunton PO Box 58 Staunton, Virginia 24402-0058

NOVEMBER-MARCH Open Daily 9:30am-5:30pm

FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM

1290 Richmond Road Staunton, VA 24401 Open Daily 9am-5pm

“One of the Best Small Towns in America” – Smithsonian

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