Small Town Delivering Big Culture

Voted one of Travel + Leisure’s Favorite Towns in America

Discover history, architecture, art and award-winning restaurants. Staunton is located in the heart of Virginia’s spectacular Shenandoah Valley just below the Blue Ridge Mountains – promising unforgettable views throughout your visit.


A town that engages all your senses, you’ll discover a destination that has something for everyone. Staunton offers an impressive range of attractions for visitors to see and do. Here are just a few: 

  • Enjoy a night of theater at the American Shakespeare Center
    (home to the world’s only recreation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre)
  • Experience internationally-renowned Polyface Farm – just 20 minutes away
    (witness the holistic, sustainable farming practices of Joel Salatin, the “most famous farmer in the world”)
  • Explore all that Staunton has to offer with Traipse —a free walking tour for your brain.
    (tour Staunton’s historic downtown, stopping along the way to learn interesting facts and complete riddles)
  • Outdoor adventures are best paired with craft beer. Choose from 14 breweries on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail to end your day.
    (explore on bike, foot or horseback)