Historic Downtown Staunton

Guests of the Frederick House have the advantage of easy access to all the Shenandoah Valley has to offer. Staunton’s Downtown Historic District is a compact 19th-century "Main Street," with buildings that date from Staunton's boom years between 1860 and 1920, and a concentration of Victorian-era architecture. The Wharf Historic District on the south end of downtown harks to the days when the railroad changed Staunton from a rural village to a center of commerce, with strong and sturdy warehouses. Theater, museums, galleries, music venues, shops, wine and craft beer tasting rooms and a wide-variety of restaurants and coffee shops are all within walking distance of Frederick House.

Just a few of our favorites are:
The American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse is the world’s first historically accurate Shakespearean theatre featuring internationally recognized theatrical troupe.

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is one of the few original Presidential birthplaces open to the public. Woodrow Wilson's first home offers an authentic picture of family life in the pre-Civil War Shenandoah Valley and the adjacent museum a variety of exhibits about the Wilson era.

Mary Baldwin College founded in 1842 (as the Augusta Female Seminary) is a private liberal arts college primarily for women with a picturesque campus located on 54 acres of rolling hills.

The Staunton/Augusta Farmers' Market is one of the most successful farmers' markets in Virginia, averaging 31 vendors per week. It is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, April through Thanksgiving.

The R. R. Smith Center for History and Art is home to the Staunton Augusta Art Center, the Historic Staunton Foundationand the Augusta Historical Society and offers a wide range of exhibits, openings and special events throughout the year.

Venture out in any direction and you’ll find outdoor recreation, a wealth of historic sites like Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, splendid drives, agritourism activities on the Fields of Gold Farm Trail and much more!