Staunton, Virginia


Visit Staunton and the Shenandoah Valley

Named as one of the “Best Small Towns in America”, by, Staunton is home to an array of locally owned restaurants, shops, and vibrant arts and music scene. Staunton's bustling downtown and picturesque main street is nestled within six National Historic Districts and features over one hundred unique shops, art galleries and restaurants, all within walking distance of Mary Baldwin's campus.


Enjoy a night of theater at the American Shakespeare Center, with the world’s only authentic recreation of the Blackfriars Theater, step back in time at the Frontier Culture Museum, or embark on an outdoor adventure via the Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive and The Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Visit Staunton

Discover all that Staunton has to offer, from shopping, dinning, lodging, and cultural arts activites and event. For a full listing of establishments and activities visit OR

Alumni at local coffee shop

Downtown Discount Card

Show your support for Staunton Downtown and signup for the Downtown Discount Card. You can get your card online, or in person at the Public Library or the Staunton Downtown Development Association office. Click HERE to get started.


Quick Facts

1842 1842 University Founding
WWII WWII Time of First Apple Day Celebration
17,000 17,000 Number of Living Alumni Worldwide