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
Shakespeare's 450th Birthday - April 20, 2014
This April, Shakespeare turns 450 and YOU'RE invited to his birthday party. Join the bards friends at the Blackfriars Playhouse for a free, family-friendly celebration with music, door prizes, games, and of course, cake.
Virginia Hot Glass Festival - April 26 and 27, 2014
Watch as glass artists from across the region demonstrate various hot glass techniques, including traditional glassblowing, flame working, and bead making. See exhibits of the region's finest blown glass, art glass marbles, beads, jewelry, & more. This is a rare opportunity to buy work from many glass artists in one location after seeing them in action.
Special demonstrations during the weekend will include a fire-breathing dragon or a flaming ray gun, and the Kids' Challenge, in which artists will choose from drawings submitted by children and recreate them in glass.
The Virginia Hot Glass Festival is the only annual festival in Virginia devoted entirely to hot glass artistry. Wine tasting will be offered by Barren Ridge Winery. In addition, the Virginia Stone Carvers will be exhibiting and demonstrating stone sculpting across the street from the Festival.