You’ll spend 1 day/1 night in Staunton, where you will encounter a vibrant visual and performing arts scene.
Begin your day at The R.R. Smith Center for History & Art, offering local history portrayed through displays and changing art exhibits.
Your group can examine one of Virginia’s finest collections of historic architecture while visiting several of Staunton’s art galleries along the way.
The magic of glassblowing comes alive at Sunspots Studios. Stop in for a free glassblowing demonstration, and browse their retail gallery of art glass and copper creations.
After lunch in an elegant downtown café, visit nearby Trinity Church to see a collection of magnificent stained glass windows, 12 of which were created by Tiffany Studios.
A back-stage tour of The American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse showcases the only re-creation in the world of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre. The theatre is constructed of hand-carved oak and hand-wrought iron chandeliers, created by local artisans.
If you like to browse, sample some scrumptious refreshments or perhaps hear some local acoustic artists perform, be sure to visit during 4th Fridays, an open house of Gallery and Art spaces on 4th Fridays April through November.
You’ll “Do It With the Lights On” at a lively performance at the Blackfriars Playhouse. Your evening won’t be complete until you stop by one of our local restaurants for a late dinner and glass of Virginia wine, and perhaps some live music by a talented local performer.
Retire for the evening in one of Staunton’s historic hotels or B&B’s, where you can be pampered with a full, hot breakfast upon awakening in the morning.
Last Updated: 4/27/2011 5:05 PM