Day Trip: Staunton is the perfect place for students of all ages, as most attractions have an educational or historical focus.
The Frontier Culture Museum features historic farmsteads that interpret the lifestyles of the early settlers to the Shenandoah Valley. The Museum offers a unique opportunity for teachers to use our exhibits as an extension of the classroom. Our curriculum based education programs are taught by skilled museum educators and adapted to your grade level. Through interactive hands-on experiences, students are taken on a journey to the past
SunSpots studios offers free glassblowing demonstrations. See live glass blowing 7 days a week in our historic studios in Staunton, Virginia. Shop in our beautiful gallery of art glass and copper designs, handmade in our building.
Have lunch at one of downtown Staunton's many fine restaurants which cater to groups, before visiting the R.R. Smith Center for History & Art for local history and changing art exhibits.
Tour the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and learn about our 28th President and life in Staunton just prior to the Civil War. Plan a unique learning experience for your class when you select one of our school programs designed for grades K-8. We offer two highly interactive and fun programs, both of which include a learning activities packet, an on-site guided tour of Woodrow Wilson's birthplace, and group activities in the Woodrow Wilson Museum and Education Center.
Explore Staunton's remarkable collection of historic buildings and architecture before dinner at one of downtown Staunton's fine restaurants.
Finish the day with a lively and educational production at The American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse. If you have ever wondered what it takes to get students excited about Shakespeare, let the Blackfriars Playhouse show them what Straight-Up Shakespeare looks like. Thousands of students come every year to see the American Shakespeare Center's exciting productions. Bring your students to enjoy the power of Shakespeare's language on the Blackfriars stage. They will leave invigorated and unable to stop talking about their experience. Whether you are a high school or middle school teacher, a college professor, or a homeschooler, we can offer you special rates to our extraordinary productions.