couple hiking to overlook in the Shenandoah Valley
Band playing in local restaurant
city street view
hiefetz concert with woman playing violin
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blackfriars playhouse
band on street

Arts, Culture & Recreation

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Staunton continues to be celebrated for its high quality of life and its outstanding cultural amenities. The city is renowned for its architecture and historic revitalization success.

Perennially ranked as one of the best small towns in America, Staunton is home to the American Shakespeare Center, the Heifetz International Music Institute, the Museum of American Frontier Culture, and the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library.

Visit Staunton’s Convention and Visitors Bureau to learn more about nearby cultural and natural assets, as well as a current guide to museums, restaurants, lodging, live performances, and festivals.

Among the nation’s truly innovative corporate leadership training programs is the American Shakespeare Center, which offers executives and other professionals with influence and initiative a chance to strengthen their communication and leadership skills. Previous attendees include the US Federal Government, the British Embassy, and multinational corporations such as International Paper.