Staunton History Walk

Departure Address: Staunton Visitor Center, 35 S. New Street, Staunton, VA 24401 Map

Coordinates: 38.148972, -79.0733527 Map

Parking: Map

Total Distance: 4-6 miles

Food and Drinks: Beverly Street Restaurants

Staunton's downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was voted "One of the Best Small Towns in Virginia."

Proposed Itinerary is: Trinity Episcopal Church - Court House & Barrister's Row - C & O Train Station, American Hotel & The Wharf - Black Friar's Shakespearean Theater - Woodrow Wilson Birthplace & Library - Gospel Hill's beautiful homes - Mary Baldwin College & Staunton Military Academy - Thornrose Cemetery & Confederate Memorial atop unknown's mass grave.

You should also check out Historic Beverly Street shops, restaurants and galleries, Antique Auto Showroom, Sun Spots glass art, jewelry showroom & glass blowing, Frontier Culture Museum, open until 5:00pm.

Start your walk from the Staunton Visitor Center - 35 S. New Street. Just past the front door, turn right into the parking garage. (There is no attendant, so be sure to bring 50 cents change to exit.)

Remember to bring sufficient water, snacks or picnic lunch; or plan to dine in one of many good restaurants. Wear comfortable, supportive shoes, as walking on concrete, up and down hills, can be tiring.

Recommended Gear: Walking Shoes, Shenandoah Valley Book, Theatre Binoculars

Recommended Books: A Guide to Historic Staunton, Virginia

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