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Area code is 540 for all phone numbers

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Augusta County

Staunton

Waynesboro

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Visitor Centers

Museums/History:

Museum of American Frontier Culture Exit 222 I-81. An open-air museum consisting of 4 authentic farms-Appalachian, Irish, English & German, dating from as far back as 1688—dismantled, reconstructed & filled with authentic furnishings & tools. Living history interpreters show what it was like to live in 18th & 19th century America & Europe. Call for a Calendar of Events brochure for festivals, programs, special events, demonstrations & tours. $ Open daily, closed some holidays 540-332-7850

Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace N. Coalter St., Downtown Staunton. The birthplace of the 28th president of the United States. $ Open daily, closed some holidays 540-885-0897

Waynesboro Heritage Museum Corner of Main St. and Wayne Ave., Downtown Waynesboro. Waynesboro's history as told through artifacts, Civil War relics, Indian arrowheads & tools, items from it's Industrial past, & pictures & mementos of its summer resorts & private schools. Free 540-943-3943

Jumbo Museum N. Augusta St., Downtown Staunton. Only surviving 1911 Robinson pumper fire engine. Free, 540-332-3150

Statler Brother's Museum Thornrose Avenue near Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton. Renovated schoolhouse of two of the country music legends containing memorabilia, awards, gifts & tribute from their fans. Free 10:30-3:30 Monday-Friday

The Plumb House 1012 W. Main St., Waynesboro. Open by appointment or on special Open House days. Free 540-943-3943

Cyrus McCormick's Farm Exit 205, I-81. Birthplace of the inventor of the first successful horse-drawn mechanical reaper. Free 540-337-2255

Civil War Trail, Follow the Valley Campaigns of 1862 & 1864 to nearly 40 Civil War Trails Sites

Virginia Metalcrafters, view foundry craftsmen using colonial sand-casting techniques, Rt. 250 E. Waynesboro

Walking Tours of Downtown Staunton, one hour guided walking tour each Saturday morning June-October leaving Woodrow Wilson Birthplace at 10:00am, or call for a bochure for a self-guided walking tour anytime. Historic Staunton Foundation, 540-885-7676

Walking Tours of Downtown Waynesboro, call for a brochure for a self-guided walking tour anytime. Waynesboro Heritage Museum, 540-943-3943

Art Galleries:

Waynesboro

  • Shenandoah Valley Art Center
  • The Artisan Center
  • P. Buckley Moss Museum Exit 94, I-64 exhibits detailing the life and work of one of America's most popular modern day artists. Free Open daily, closed some holidays. 540-949-6473

Staunton

  • Staunton Augusta Art Center, 1 Gypsy Hill Park, 540-885-2028
  • Beverly Street Studio School Gallery, 22 Beverly St., 540-886-0737 or 540- 886-8636
  • Avery Studio Gallery, 115 E. Beverly, 540-885-3415
  • Hunt Gallery, Hunt Hall, Mary Baldwin College, 540-887-7000

Pick your own & select your own fresh flowers & produce

Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro & nearby

Some farms have annual festivals. Call for the "Virginia Grown" booklet.

  • Farmers Markets, Saturday mornings in downtown Staunton & Waynesboro & North 340 Stuarts Draft, April-October.
  • Singing Earth Produces, Rt. 254, Hermitage 540-943-1051, vegetables & local corn, pumpkin.
  • Andre' Viette Farm and Nursery, Long Meadow Rd. (Rt. 608) 540-943-2315, Hemerocallis (Daylilies), Hosta, Rare & Unusual Perennials, Oriental Poppies, Ornamental Grasses, Peonies, Iris, Perennials for the sun and shade.

Annual Events

  • Maple Festival, Monterey - March
  • Art in the Park, Staunton - May
  • Riverfest, Waynesboro - May
  • Soap Box Derby, Downtown Waynesboro, the Saturday of Mothers Day
  • American Birthday Celebration, Staunton - July 4th
  • Summer Extravaganza, Waynesboro - weekend after the 4th of July
  • Daylily Festival, Fishersville - July
  • Waynesboro Fall Foliage Festival, Waynesboro - October 1st & 2nd weekend.
  • African American Festival, Staunton - October
  • Hand & Harvest Festival, Monterey - October
  • Virginia Garlic Festival, Amherst - October
  • First Night, Waynesboro - December

Music & Theatre:

  • Waynesboro & Staunton Community Concert Series and Choral Societies - check the weekly calendar of events on 1620 AM for upcoming concerts. 
  • "Rollin on the River" and "Shakin at the Station" - seasonal, May-September, concerts every Thursday evening alternating between The Wharf in downtown Staunton and Pavilion in downtown Waynesboro.
  • Stonewall Brigade Band - seasonal, every Monday evening throughout the summer at the bandstand in Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton.
  • Jazz in the Park - seasonal, Thursday evenings in the summer at the bandstand in Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton
  • Queen City Acoustic - Contemporary folk music series on selected Thursday, call 540-886-5362
  • Waynesboro Players - check the weekly calendar of events on 1620 AM for schedules of upcoming plays
  • Shenan-Arts - check the weekly calendar of events on 1620 AM for schedules of upcoming plays or call 540-248-1868
  • Oak Grove Theatre - check the weekly calendar of events on 1620 AM for schedules of upcoming events.

Shopping:

  • Antiques - The name Antique Alley aptly describes Rt. 11 from Lexington to New Market, see Antiques hand-out for a list of antique shops & malls nearby
  • Waynesboro - Waynesboro Village, Willow Oak Plaza, Downtown Waynesboro.
  • Staunton - Colonial Mall, Downtown Staunton
  • Farmers Markets - Downtown Staunton & Waynesboro and North 340 Stuarts Draft—seasonal
  • Some of the more unique places to shop in Augusta County & nearby: Va. Metalcrafters, Christmas Store & Museum, Buffalo Springs Herb Farm, Wades Mill, The Hershey Company Store, McKee Bakery Thrift Store, The Cheese Shop.

City Parks

Stuarts Draft

  • Snider Park, ball fields, concession stand, playground, picnic area

Staunton

  • Gypsy Hill Park, Rt. 250 W., 2 play grounds, duck pond, Lake Tams - fishing with license, tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool with baby pool, bath house & concession stand, public golf course, picnic pavilions, picnic tables, grills, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, volleyball, softball fields
  • Montgomery Hall Park, Stuarts & Montgomery Streets, outdoor pool, tennis courts, picnic tables, grills, nature trail

Waynesboro:

Fishing is permitted is South River with valid license. Oct 1 - May 16 Trout - catch & release only. Keep any other fish. Us only artificial lures w/single hooks. May 17 - Sept. 30 Keep whatever you catch. Use any bait.

1. Ridgeview Park, Magnolia Ave., outdoor swimming pool with baby pool, bath house & concession stand, tennis courts, playground, ball fields, basketball court, soccer field, gazebos, amphitheater, picnic tables, grills, picnic pavilion, walking trail

2. Constitution Park, W. side of South River, McElroy St., picnic shelter, picnic tables, soccer field

3. North Park, off of Bridge Ave., picnic shelter, picnic tables, 2 grills, softball field, basketball courts

4. Basic Park, off Hopeman Dr. on Genicom Dr., picnic pavilion, picnic tables, softball field

5. Coyner Springs, off of Lyndhurst Rd., picnic pavilion , picnic tables (some covered), grills, horseshoe pits

6. Wayne Ave. Mini-park, Wayne Ave. on the South River, 1 double covered picnic table, 1 grill

7. Berkley Glenn, off of N. Delphine on Windsor, playground, baseball field, basketball court

8. Hunter Park, corner of E. Main & Hunter, 2 picnic tables, playground

9. Rosenwald Park, off of Port Republic Rd., picnic tables, playground

Outdoor Recreation:

  • Shenandoah Acres
  • Sherando Lake
  • Shenandoah National Park
  • Washington/Jefferson National Forests
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Skyline Drive

Natural Wonders:

Grand Caverns Regional Park, Grottoes, also offers, hiking & biking trails, picnic shelters, outdoor pool, miniature golf, tennis courts, 888-430-CAVE

Natural Chimneys Regional Park, Mt. Solon, also offers camping with camp store, hot showers and laundry facilities hiking & biking trails, picnic shelters, outdoor pool, playgrounds, 888-430-CAMP

Luray Caverns Regional Park, Luray, also offers, hiking, golfing, Singing Tower, Historic Car and Carriage Caravan museum, only minutes away in Shenandoah National Park. 540-743-6551

Natural Bridge Regional Park, Lexington, also offers, Wax Museum & Factory, Zoo, The Glen & the Cedar Creek Trail, hiking, biking, horseback & atv trails, hunting, fishing, canoeing & more 800-533-1410

Shenandoah Caverns, New Market, Open year round, free parking, picnic grounds with a splendid view of the valley, it famous apple orchards and the north fork of the Shenandoah River. Lodge, gift shop of antiques and memorabilia, US Post Office, Coffee shop, American celebrations on parade. We are the only Caverns in Virginia with an elevator. Nearby attractions: Massanutten, Covered Bridge, New Market Battlefield, Skyline Drive

Skyline Caverns, Front Royal, Open year round, offers one-fifth scale miniature train, gift shop, rock shop, snack bar, picnic areas. 800-296-4545

Shenandoah Acres Resort, Stuarts Draft, offers camping, with camp store, hot showers, horseback riding, hiking, biking, swimming, picnic tables, grills, miniature golf, tennis courts, concession stand, baseball field, horseshoe pits, 540-337-0579

Sherando Lake, Lyndhurst, offers camping, showers houses, hiking, biking, swimming, picnic tables, grills, fishing, canoeing. 540-949-0918

Scenic Drives:

  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Skyline Drive

Skiing: Wintergreen Ski Resort - Nellysford, Massanutten Ski Resort - Harrisonburg, Snowshoe - West VA.

Camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, hunting, boating/canoeing, biking, mountain biking, tennis: See Natural Wonders & city parks

Golf:

  • Staunton - 18 hole public course at Gypsy Hill Park, 18 hole public course at Ingleside Resort, Golf privileges at Country Club with stay at Holiday Inn.
  • Waynesboro - 9 hole, par 3 at Shields Court, Rt. 250W

Horseback riding: Stuarts Draft - Shenandoah Acres

Motorcycle Tours: must have valid motorcycle license

For Children:

Movies theaters, video arcade, paintball, bowling, roller skating, Touch of Love Doll Shop, Valley Games & Hobbies, nearby, Charlottesville Ice Park, Va. Discovery Museum, snowboarding, snow tubing, horseback riding, Grand Caverns Regional Parks, city parks, miniature golf, go-cart track.

Hotels & Motels:

  • Cabin Creekwood - Lyndhurst
  • Inn at Afton - Waynesboro
  • Days Inn - Staunton
  • Holiday Inn Express - Waynesboro
  • Comfort Inn - Staunton & Waynesboro
  • Colony House Motel - Waynesboro
  • Best Western - Waynesboro
  • Super 8 Motel - Staunton & Waynesboro
  • Econo Lodge - Staunton
  • Hampton Inn - Staunton & Fishersville
  • Inn at Old Virginia - Staunton
  • Ingleside Resort - Staunton
  • MicroTel Inn - Staunton
  • Best Inn & Suites - Staunton
  • Shoney's Inn - Staunton
  • Wintergreen Resort - Afton
  • Belle Hearth B&B - Waynesboro
  • Bell Grae Inn - Staunton
  • Twelfth Night Inn - Staunton

 

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