to do in historic Downtown Staunton, Virginia:
many fine dining restaurants, some casual restaurants (4 with outdoor
seating), several coffee shops, a tea house, an ice cream parlor, a gourmet
pizza place and others.
world-famous American Shakespeare Center is located in Staunton. We
have the world's only historically-correct re-creation of The Blackfriars'
Playhouse, the name of the theater in which Shakespeare's plays were
performed indoors. Guests are coming literally from all over the world
to attend performances at The Blackfriars' Playhouse here in Staunton.
Future plans include building a re-creation of Shakespeare's outdoor
theater, The Globe Theater. Let us arrange for your tickets so you
receive hospitality rates for reserved seating at the theater. Their
2 movie theaters downtown (we have coupons for FREE popcorn).
Music Festival takes place each summer with many classical music events in
Historic Downtown Staunton. Concern venues include the historic
Trinity Episcopal Church, The American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars'
Playhouse, the President's House at Mary Baldwin College, as well as other
churches. Their website is
and their telephone number is (540) 569-0267.
8 art galleries downtown. Receptions on Friday evenings are very
special and you can meet the artists. Fourth Fridays in Downtown
Staunton are lively events. The art galleries are open late and some
provide live music, food, and of course beautiful art.
live glass blowing at one of the galleries downtown -- Sunspots.
Wilson Presidential Library and Museum is located in Historic Downtown
Staunton, VA at Woodrow Wilson's birthplace. It is open daily except
for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Day, and Easter.
Their website is
www.woodrowwilson.org and the telephone number is (540) 885-0897.
a FREE walking tour of the historic downtown area on Saturday mornings.
special guided tours of historic Staunton, available by appointment.
You can telephone (540) 885-2430 to arrange for your guided tour. The
www.stauntonguidedtours.com. There is also a three-minute tour of
Staunton on YouTube which you will be able to access from the Guided Tours
Farmers' Market is located downtown: Saturday mornings from April -
several day spas located in Staunton. We have discount coupons for spa
treatments at some of the local day spas.
TROLLEY goes past our B&B, over to the city park, and all around downtown
(about a 25-minute loop, which runs continuously throughout the day).
FREE concerts in the park in July and August (Monday - Thursday evenings).
many other special events in Downtown Staunton throughout the year! We
update our guests on events in the area as published in the "GO Magazine" --
which lists events not only in Staunton but in the surrounding towns as
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to do in and around the City of Staunton and on the Outskirts of
Frontier Culture Museum at the edge of town (approximately an hour walking
tour of 1600's, 1700's, and 1800's farmhouses, barns, and gardens from
several European countries as well as an African home and an early American
gardens of Andre Viette's Farm and Nursery.
Mill is an interesting place to visit and the drive through the country is
many vineyards to explore including a recently-opened one just outside of
riding is available. The Star "B" Stables website is
www.starbstables.com and their
telephone number is (540) 885-8855. Hour rides are available by
appointment. Keezlenutten Farm also offers trail rides and their
telephone number is (540) 269-2227.
numerous antique shops between Staunton and Harrisonburg. Enjoy the
drive and stop all along the way. (One antique center has over 100
also antique shops in Stuarts Draft and Waynesboro, which are neighboring
another Farmers' Market on Wednesday mornings in Verona, a neighboring town
(in addition to the Farmers' Market which is downtown on Saturday mornings).
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to do within a 30-minute to 45-minute drive from Staunton in the beautiful
many wineries (we have a coupon for free wine tastings at one of them) to
visit throughout the Shenandoah Valley and others are just across the
mountain in Central Virginia.
caves and caverns are located throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Luray
Caverns is open every day in the year and their website is
Shenandoah Caverns is open every day except for December 25th. Their
www.shenandoahcaverns.com. Grand Caverns' website is
along the Skyline Drive and/or The Blue Ridge Parkway (about 20 - 30 minutes
hiking trails along the parkways (with beautiful vistas and lovely
Monticello is about a 45-minute drive (Charlottesville).
Virginia Horse Center is about a 30-minute drive (Lexington).
beautiful mountains west of Staunton for a special scenic drive.
annual Maple Festival in Monterey is quite special.
Safari Park is a 180-acre drive-through adventure located in Natural Bridge,
which is about 20 minutes south of Staunton.
many colleges and universities in all the towns and cities nearby.
Staunton is centrally located between Harrisonburg and Lexington, with
Charlottesville to the east, and Monterey to our west.