Around Town

Around Town

For nearly 150 years, Staunton has been welcoming guests who have been arriving by train and for 100 years to this very station! And better still, Staunton offers the perfect getaway with a charming historic community rich in heritage and hospitality.

Amtrak’s “The Cardinal”stops at Staunton’s railroad station three times per week in each direction on its route between Washington, DC and Chicago. You can catch Amtrak’s“The Cardinal” at Washington, DC’s Union Station. Check their schedule for times. What a perfect getaway!

A new trolley service, operated by the City of Staunton, provides service around Staunton’s downtown area, including stops at the railroad station. This helps to make getting around Staunton’s small and compact downtown area that much easier. There is so much to see and do within walking distance in the heart of Staunton that you really don’t need an automobile (although you CAN lease one should you so desire!)


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Things to see and do…

Shenandoah Shakespeare’s new Blackfriars Playhouse, offers year ’round matinee and evening entertainment. Performed in repertory, you usually have a variety of productions from which to choose over a period of a few days.

From the Victorian Gardens to the authentically furnished pre-Civil War manse to the restored 1919 Pierce Arrow that was a favorite of our 28th President, the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace offers an accurate depiction of pre-Civil War life in the Shenandoah Valley and an historically accurate look into the life of one of America’s most influential leaders.

The Frontier Culture Museum, a “living museum”, provides a view into the lives of our 17th, 18th & 19th century ancestors through authentically clad, working interpreters and furnished homes, barns and outbuildings from Germany, England, Ireland, and Virginia. The structures were carefully dismantled, shipped to the site and reconstructed on the outdoor museum property just a few miles from downtown Staunton.

If there is still time left on your trip to Staunton, be sure to meander through Staunton’s 5 National Register Historic Districts for some of Virginia’s best examples of Victorian architecture. With over 60 shops, art galleries, specialty boutiques, and antique stores in downtown alone, Staunton IS the “perfect getaway”. For more information, visit Staunton’s online guide at Visit Staunton Virginia.