222 Jefferson Highway
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: (540) 887-6500
Fax: (540) 885-8325
222 Jefferson Highway, Staunton, VA, US, 24401
- Phone: (540) 887-6500
- Fax: (540) 885-8325
Staunton National Cemetery is situated in the center of Shenandoah Valley and is the final abode for Civil War veterans and other fallen heroes. Featuring 994 tombs, it opened in 1866 and was labeled a national cemetery within two years after opening. The historic graveyard is divided into five burial grounds and spans across 1.15 acres (0.47 hectares). It features a late 19th-century superintendent’s lodge with a unique French roof. The Staunton National Cemetery was founded by the Federal Government for the Union soldiers who perished in the battles of the the valley. Of the reburied soldiers from the various other Virginia battlefields, 518 were listed as unknown. It is the resting ground of war troupers from Civil War to Vietnam.
The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is a famous landmark in Staunton since it was the place where president Wilson lived. Well-preserved for years, it now acts as a cultural landmark for Virginia. The museum which houses the library chronicles the life and times of Wilson. The library is filled with books used as research guides for students and teachers alike. Visit their website for further information on this historical place.
The oldest church in Staunton, this historic church was founded in 1746. The present church, a distinguished example of early Gothic Revival architecture, was begun in 1855 and it boasts an extraordinary collection of stained glass windows, including many by Tiffany Studios.
The Main Building of the Mary Baldwin College was constructed in 1844 in the Greek Revival architecture style. This building is now known as Administration Building and initially served the entire campus of the college. Its architectural design was used a reference point, and the additions to the campus were based on style of the Main Building.
This museum houses a 1911 Robinson Chemical Fire Engine, the only surviving fire truck of its kind in existence that was the first motorized fire truck of its kind to be used in the State of Virginia. The fire department itself is one of the oldest in the State, organized in 1790, and the museum also contains a collection of fire service items, some from the Civil War era.
Barren Ridge Vineyards stands on an erstwhile apple orchard in Fishersville in Augusta County. This beautiful apple barn was converted by John and Shelby Higgs into a state-of-art-winery, keeping the elegant wooden beams and the original structure intact. During renovation, a wing for wine production was added to the barn. The tasting room stocks up exotic wines, that are available for complimentary tastings and tours. Wine festivals are also held here. Barren Ridge Vineyards is not only exquisite in terms of its natural locales, but also a treat for wine-lovers. Visit website for visiting hours and other information.
The Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church dates back to the 1740s era and since then it has been serving its community. This historical church was incorporated in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Covering an expansive stretch of 214 acres, the Gypsy Hill Park is the perfect place for a fun day out. The park is suitable for leisurely walks, cycling as well as rollerblading and includes designated barbecue areas and picnic tables. Local flock to the park during summer and spend endless hours simply discovering the beautiful park. A number of local events and festivals are also held at the park. So for a brilliant day out with the kids and your family, head out to the Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton.
Located in the town of Fisherville in Central Shenandoah, the Andre Viette Farm and Nursery is a heaven for all things plants. On show here are specimens of nearly 3,000 plants, perennials and shrubs. Using modern techniques for plant growth, this place also grows hybridized plants.The place is also home to some of the most amazing themed gardens. These beautiful landscaped gardens attract thousands of visitors all year round.The place is also used as an events space for outdoor events, concerts, lectures, festivals, wine tasting session and other cultural activities. Call ahead or check the website for more information.
Visit this beautiful and serene farm and meet the many alpacas who reside here. The farm is strictly hands-on and it breeds and raises alpacas, as well as offers wholesale of Alpacas fiber.
Situated on South Magnolia Avenue, the Ridgeview Park is a stunning stretch of lush greenery surrounded by wonderful settings. The park is just perfect for a fun day out with the family or a group of friends. Buzzing with local activities on a regular basis, the park is packed with ball fields, an amphitheater, tennis courts, a soccer field, a nature trail, basketball courts, as well a beautiful garden. The place is also good for fishing with Bluegill, Trout, Catfish, Bass and Perch found here. The park is also used as an events space for concerts and other cultural events.
The Fishburne Military School is a Late Victorian designed structure. Spread over 9 acres (3.6 hectares) of land the Fishburne currently holds almost 185 cadets. The Fishburne also offers various activities and programs, it encompasses of a leading Army JROTC boarding school, two drill teams: Regulation (Precision) and the Hudgins Rifles Exhibition Drill Team, etc.