Thing to do in Staunton, Virginia

Called one of the best small towns in America by ‘Smithsonian’ and possessing one of ‘Travel + Leisure’s’ best main streets, Staunton is a quaint downtown with lots of charm.

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum // Courtesy of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Foundation

Blackfriars Playhouse
Home to the American Shakespeare Center, the Blackfriars Playhouse was built in 2001 and is the only recreation of the bard’s original indoor theater in the world.

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum
Staunton is the birthplace of our 28th president, Woodrow Wilson, and home to his namesake museum. Though not as lavish as the homes of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, the museum features the president’s birthplace, a restored version of his personal limousine and a beautiful period garden.

Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center
Located in the heart of downtown, this is one of a dozen Virginia hotels recognized as a Historic Hotel of America. Stonewall Jackson Hotel has been around since 1924 and was built by H.L. Stevens, designed in his colonial revivalist style.

Staunton has also become a destination for quality Southern cuisine, and Zynodoa is the place to go for a fine dinner. This farm-to-table Southern dining establishment constantly changes the menu as all of their food comes daily from local farms.

(April 2018Trips by Land)