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Staunton & Augusta County Information and Resources

The Crossroads of the Shenandoah Valley

At in heart of the rolling hills of Augusta County, the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains frame Staunton’s hilly streets and historic buildings.

A thriving town set into the foothills of Virginia’s most majestic mountains, Staunton preserves both its small town charm and rich, remarkable history. The town offers a wealth of historic and cultural attractions, including the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Presidential Library, the unique Museum of American Frontier Culture, the Blackfriars Playhouse (the only existing replica of Shakespeare’s Blackfriars Theatre), and the renovated Stonewall Jackson Hotel.

Dedicated to preserving the integrity of its historic architecture, Staunton combines its heritage with healthy progress; Downtown Staunton’s restored buildings house trendy restaurants, shops, and galleries, while maintaining the charm of the town’s culture.

Also found along Staunton’s scenic, peaceful lanes are Mary Baldwin College, Stuart Hall, and the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind.

Staunton is an independent city within the confines of beautiful Augusta County, where outdoor attractions bring visitors relaxation and peace of mind. The area boasts noteworthy nature trails through the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, dozens of local concerts and festivals, and cleansing mountain streams. Augusta County is also home to Sherando Lake, one of Virginia’s most popular camping grounds; the Blue Ridge Parkway; and Skyline Drive.