Staunton, City of History and Culture in the Shenandoah Valley
Program No. 17692RJ
5 days
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5 days
4 nights
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At a Glance

Founded in 1747 at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley, historic Staunton has been recognized as a “distinctive destination” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Discover the peoples who settled this area and the cultures they brought with them. Explore the city’s historic downtown and experience its urban character yet small-town ambiance. Discuss Elizabethan theater before a performance at the Blackfriars Playhouse — a re-creation of Shakespeare’s legendary indoor theater.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Delve into the life of Woodrow Wilson during a field trip to his birthplace and library.
  • Go on a behind-the-scenes exploration of the Blackfriars Playhouse with a theater expert.
  • Explore the Frontier Culture Museum and learn about the early history of the Shenandoah Valley.
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