Staunton is one of Virginia's most celebrated preservation success stories. Located at the city's edge, just minutes from downtown, are several well-conserved properties surrounded by rolling green fields and sweeping views.
The Blackfriars Playhouse is the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's indoor theatre. "Stunning", says Frommer's. Located in historic downtown Staunton, VA, this 300-seat Renaissance theatre offers productions of Shakespeare and classic plays year round that the Washington Post says are "shamelessly entertaining" and the Boston Globe says are "phenomenal...bursting with energy”.