R.R. Smith Center for History and Art*
(Including Staunton Augusta Art Center)
Restored railroad hotel, containing art and history exhibits.
American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse**
The only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor playhouse in the world. Backstage tour and ongoing performances are available through the ASC.
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Birthplace **
Museum describing the life and important works of our 28th president. Tour of the birthplace available there.
Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center *
Beautifully renovated downtown hotel, walking distance from many attractions, an attraction in itself
Victorian Architecture – T. J. Collins and Sons
Including Stonewall Jackson Building*, City Hall*, Clock Tower*, Marquis Building*, Switzer Building (“Wedding Cake Building”), Opera House/City Courthouse*, Augusta County Courthouse*
Bank & Bank Robbery Museum. Hear how Staunton recovered from the Civil War (Open only on weekdays)
Glass blowing studio & showroom, offering live demonstrations**
Liberal arts college for women, including buildings of the former Staunton Military Academy, SMA-VWIL Museum*
Tiffany windows, Revolutionary War Virginia Assembly fled here
Private school, K-12, once headed by Flora Stuart, widow of J.E.B.Stuart, Civil War officer.
Home of Jedediah Hotchkiss, Stonewall Jackson’s mapmaker and boyhood home of Francis Collins, Director of NIH and former director of the Human Genome Project
Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
Founded 1839, beautiful architechture, Civil War Hospital
Home of Edward Echols, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
Only remaining building in city with exposed logs.
Public art *
From the “super-sized” to the sublime.
White Star Mills
Flour mill until recent times, now a restaurant
Restored train station* and hotel* and restaurants*
Beautiful private home built in 1791
Historic Downtown movie theater, now closed, soon to be a performing arts center
Temple House of Israel
Home of our Jewish synagogue
Beautiful historic cemetery with section for Confederate dead
Venue, tribute, and former complex.
Gypsy Hill Park * and Pump House
Beautiful municipal park with many attractions
Stonewall Brigade Band
Oldest municipally funded band in the country
Two designed by T.J.Collins
St. Francis Catholic Church*
Beautiful church designed by member T.J.Collins
Find your own “find”
Jumbo Fire Engine*
Staunton’s first motorized fire engine from 1911, restored, the only one like it remaining.
Not on the downtown tour
Four 17th-19th century farms from Europe and America, working blacksmith forge.
* Interior usually open for visitors
** Site tour available
Much of this information comes from the Historic Staunton Foundation.
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