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!
Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival - April 11 - 12
The Virginia Fly Fishing Festival is held outside each spring on the banks of the South River in Waynesboro, Virginia.
The 15th annual Virginia Fly Fishing Festival draws anglers from all over the US with nonstop lectures on where, when, and how to fly fish in the Old Dominion and across the globe. Wine tasting of fine Virginia wines and live music are included.
Want to get started in fly fishing but dont know where to begin? For both men and women, the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival is the ideal place to get your feet wet in the sport. Are you an avid fly angler looking to take your skills to the next level? The festival is your one-stop shop for gear, expert advice, and even instruction. Be a part of the largest fly angling event in the Old Dominion! Spring is the time to cast a line and sip some wine at our 14th annual festival.
Admission Fee: $20 admission to fly fishing exhibits, demonstrations and wine tastings
Albemarle CiderWorks Spring Bloom Celebration - April 11
What a fantastic time to head down to this area and see some beautiful spring scenery while enjoying the preferred beverage of the founding fathers - sparkling apple cider! It looks to be a good time with music, dancing, and delicious drinks.
Wool Days - April 15 - 18
Come see sheep shearing, wool carding and spinning. Interpreters will be shearing Cotswold and Tunis sheep at different farm locations around the Museum. See how the wool was then processed and spun. Don't forget to see the baby lambs!
Admission Fee: $10.00 adults
Historic Garden Week - April 18
Celebrating Conservation is the theme of the 2015 Historic Garden Week Tour in Staunton. The tour will be hosted by the Augusta Garden Club.
Whether it's beekeeping, poultry or cattle farming, community-supported agriculture, or preservation and conservation easements, these properties showcase the many options for farming and conserving the land and the deep connection of each to the area's historic and cultural roots.
Speakers for the Valley Conservation Council, Augusta County Historical Society, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and more will discuss land conservation and the area's agricultural heritage.