Staunton

Staunton, founded in 1747, is located in the heart of the ShenandoahStreets of quaint town of Staunton Valley and lies between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountain ranges at the intersection of I-81 and I-64. Staunton, referred to as the Queen City of the Shenandoah, has a 250 year heritage and is known for its historic architecture that incorporates a revitalized Victorian downtown and boasts six separate historic districts. Staunton’s celebrated downtown has been recognized by the National Trust for Historic preservation as a “Great American Main Street” and a “Distinctive Destination.”  Staunton is home to several historic institutions which are still flourishing today - Mary Baldwin College, Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, and Stuart Hall lead the list. Staunton is also the birthplace of President Woodrow Wilson, which is home to the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. Staunton is the first city to adopt a city manager form of government.  Located only minutes from Staunton, Augusta Health is a nationally-acclaimed health care facility which has been heralded for its advanced programs in modern medical care with a personal touch. Staunton’s corporate residents include Best Buy, Specialty Blades, and a host of other fine companies.

If a strong sense of community, outstanding educational opportunities, strong utility, transportation, and communications infrastructure, and advanced health care facilities are among your priorities, Staunton may just be the place you’ve been looking for.  For more information, visit http://www.staunton.va.us/.

Things to Do in Staunton...

Red Brick District:
35 South New Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Explore the Red Brick District to discover world class theatre, great live music, cool art galleries, and museums that bring the past to life.

Stonewall Jackson Historic HotelGypsy Hill Park:
600 Churchville Avenue, Staunton VA 24401

Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Gypsy Hill Park is a sprawling 214 acre multi-use recreational destination located in the heart of Staunton at the intersection of Churchville Avenue (Route 250) and Thornrose Avenue.

American Shakespeare Center:
10 South Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Situated in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in historic Staunton, Virginia, the 300-seat Blackfriars Playhouse -- the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's original indoor theatre -- opened its doors in September 2001 and has already delighted tens of thousands of enthusiastic audience members from around the world.Frontier Culture Museum

Frontier Culture Museum:
1290 Richmond Avenue

Staunton, VA 24401
The Frontier Culture Museum tells the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America, and of the life they created here for themselves and their descendant’s.  To tell the story of these early immigrants and their American descendant’s, the Museum has moved or reproduced examples of traditional rural buildings from England, Germany, Ireland, West Africa, and America.

Staunton/Augusta Farmer's Market:
At the Wharf Parking Lot on Johnson Street

Hours: 7:00 AM - noon

Come pick up some locally grown fruits and vegetables from the first Saturday in April until the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving.