Local Area Attractions
Staunton is often called the "Queen City" of the Shenandoah Valley is Staunton with its five separate historic districts.
Woodrow Wilson Birthplace & Presidential Library
Woodrow Wilson's first home offers an authentic picture of family life in the pre-Civil War Shenandoah Valley.
Tour the house that Jefferson designed and built for himself and his family and enjoy the grounds of the Monticello Plantation.
Massanutten Indoor/Outdoor Waterpark
Massanutten has a great indoor/outdoor water park packed with FUN for all ages. Inside you'll find a state of the art game room, shopping, and dining. Discounts for Military
Massanutten Skiing & Snowboarding
Do you enjoy winter sports? Do you want your children to learn to ski or snowboard? Massanutten is the place for winter fun. Caters to families with or without young children. Lessons are available.
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Take in a Shakespeare Show
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 theater. The American Shakespeare Center hosts an internationally acclaimed theater company that performs Shakespeare's works under their original staging conditions -- on a simple stage, without elaborate sets, and with the audience sharing the same light as the actors. A great experience for anyone to enjoy!
Staunton/Augusta Farmer's Market Saturdays til November
Saturday Hours: 7:00 a.m. to noon Season: First Saturday in April until the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving. Live Music starts at 9am At the Wharf Parking Lot on Johnson Street in historic downtown Staunton FREE PARKING
Now open Wednesdays too but parking is as follows, Parking is FREE until 8:30am in the Wharf lot, and until 10:00am in the Johnson St. Parking Garage ONLY 50 cents an hour any other time
The Bach Project - May 16 and 18, 2014
Harpsichordist Carsten Schmidt completes a multi-year Bach project, performing all of Bach's keyboard works in recital.
May 16, at 7:30pm
Just Before Bach: works by Bach's German and French predecessors, including Froberger, Pachelbel, Buxtehude, and others.
May 18, at 4:00pm
Bach's Transcriptions: concert of Bach's transcriptions of his own works for colo, violin, cello, and lute, as well as arrangements for keyboard of concertos by Vivald and Reincken.
November 9, at 4:00pm
Well-Tempered Clavier (Book 1): a complete performance of Bach's highly influencial volume of 24 Preludes and Fugues; free pre-concert talk with music historian Jason Stell at 3:00pm
Admission: tickets are $22 general, $20 for senior, $8 for students, free for youth 18 and younger
Fall Foliage in the Shenandoah Valley - Sept - Nov, 2014
Magnificent beauty surrounds us in the fall! The leaves are gorgeous shades of green, yellow, orange, red, & even purple. While the sun may set earlier, the beauty never stops because on a crisp clear night the moon lights the valley & and the stars twinkle above. What a great time of year to camp here!
You'll just love the down-home country fall foliage festivals with all the homemade jams, syrup, & apple butter you could ever want. You'll also see some of the best handmade crafts, woodworking, jewelry, & quilts ever made. Our Fall Festivals are something to share with the entire family.
You can't forget to take a drive on the Skyline Drive or Blue Ridge Parkway to gain real perspective on how vast the beauty of The Blue Ridge Mountains.