222 Jefferson Highway
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: (540) 887-6500
Fax: (540) 885-8325
Arts & Museums
Frontier Culture Museum is dedicated to telling the stories of the people who have migrated to the this town over the pat several years. You will get to see the history and the long lost traditions of the people who moved to the city ages back. Frontier Culture Museum is a means of reclaiming lost identity of the people. To know more about the place, check the website.
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 Plumb House is an important landmark and carries immense significance. The construction of the house began in 1802 and was completed in 1804. Presently, the house site serves as the Plumb Museum, that chronicles and displays collection pertaining to the Plumb Family, Civil War Battle of Waynesboro and local history.
Managed and maintained by the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation, Waynesboro Heritage Museum is one of the important attractions of the city. It displays collections and works that speak of the history of Waynesboro, right from the early settlements to the current modern advent of technology and industries. Every year, it hosts exhibitions that pay tribute to the local culture and heritage. The museum also has an on-site shop, where you can pick up collectibles and souvenirs. You can also visit the Plum House museum of the foundation, located at 1012 West Main Street. For further details, check the website or call ahead.
The Cyrus McCormick Farm Museum was the family farm of inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick. The museum is currently run by the Virginia Agricultural Experimental Station of Virginia Tech. The farm originally covered 532 acres (215 hectares) and the museum was built on five acres (two hectares). Many modern farm equipment got invented here, the notable one was the mechanical reaper. The farm got added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966 and is open to visitors.
The Heritage Center of Dayton is a historical site which was started in the 1800's by Frank A. Byerly, Major George Chrisman and James B. Stephenson. It was originally a place for the Confederate Soldiers but the genealogy library was also created then. In the present times, the center holds exhibitions concerning art work in Virginia and her history. Lots of folk art and old books are given prime importance too. It is interesting to see how Virgina has evolved as a state and how her history unravels through books and exhibitions. One should not miss the library either, it has a collection of books that will amaze you. Browse the website for further details.
The Virginia Quilt Museum is a one of a kind museum that exhibits the quilt culture that Virginia is famous for. The museum is a non-profit organization that deals with trying to show the public how quilts are an important part of the culture in Virginia since it is a form of art. The intricacies and the detailed work that goes into quilt making is something to be amazed at. They even have a few events from time to time such as the English Teas, Silent Auctions and Raffles, and all the proceeds go to the maintenance of the museum as it is a volunteer-run organization. Check website for further information.