Conveniently located off I-81, the City of Staunton is the perfect place for students of all ages to experience both history and culture. It can be experienced as a day trip or a multi-day trip combined with outdoor adventure and more immersion in area history.
Visit the Frontier Culture Museum to see historic farmsteads that interpret the lifestyles of the frontier pioneers and the early settlers to the Shenandoah Valley.
SunSpots Studio offers free glassblowing demonstrations. As an educational note, glassblowing was America's first industry beginning in Jamestown.
Have lunch at one of downtown Staunton's restaurants, which cater to groups, before visiting the R.R. Smith Center for History & Art for local heritage stories and changing art exhibits.
Tour the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and learn about our 28th President, born in Staunton who was noted for his vision for world peace.
Explore Staunton's remarkable collection of historic buildings and architecture before dinner at one of downtown Staunton's fine restaurants or lively eateries.
Finish the day with an energetic and educational production at The American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse. This replica of what was the Bard's favorite theater lets you have an up-close and personal experience with the lights on and the actors "interacting" with the students. Backstage tours of the theater are available.