Battle of New Market Reenactment 2018

Annual Reenactment of the Battle of New Market

Battle of New MarketWhat is now historic Bushong Farm and the Virginia Museum of the Civil War was once the stage for one of the last major Confederate victories in the Shenandoah Valley, which took place on May 15, 1864.

Now every year, the Virginia Museum of the Civil War and the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park host the reenactment of the Battle of New Market. This year, the historical Civil War event will take place on May 19-20.

The oldest annual battle reenactment in the nation takes place on the original 1864 battlefield. Many guests at the Inn at Old Virginia enjoy have enjoyed experiencing the sights and sounds of one of the Civil War’s many conflicts.

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Staunton Spring Events 2018: April Blooms!

2 Big Spring Events on the Same Day!

Virginia Historic Garden TourStaunton celebrates the beauty of spring with two big events. And, you can enjoy them both at the same time!

As part of the eight-day statewide Virginia Historic Garden Week, the tour lands in Staunton on April 21st.

Hailed as “America’s Largest Open House,” each year, visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia’s most historic landmarks, as well as her beautiful gardens and homes.

Locally, there just isn’t a better way to celebrate spring.

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Appalachian Piecework: Textile and History Delight Customers

Appalachian Piecework Preserves Old Textile Crafts


 Shibori Scarf
Shibori Scarf

“I just love the old textiles,” Laurie Gundersen of Appalachian Piecework says. Her love is obvious. Located at the Train Station in downtown Staunton, every part of Gundersen’s shop is a piece of local Shenandoah Valley history told through her skilled hands.

That’s why when we have guests here at the Inn at Old Virginia who are particularly interested in history, we tell them they have to go to Laurie’s shop!

There they will find items that were once a part of everyday 19th-century life. The difference?

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Historic Staunton Foundation: Winter Wine Weekend 2018

About the Historic Staunton Foundation

Old Historic Staunton Foundation
1894 Staunton Hotel before Renovation

You might think the Historic Staunton Foundation is a Non-Profit that’s stuck in the past. No, not stuck, inspired by it! While HSF is dedicated to preserving historic buildings here in Staunton, it is equally dedicated to preserving and revitalizing neighborhoods and communities.

Preserving our local culture and the stories associated with it is certainly part of their mission but so is restoring worn out buildings that ultimately build a sense of community pride!

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Staunton History and the Inn at Old Virginia

People come from all over the world to learn about the Shenandoah Valley’s prominent role in history. And we certainly have a lot to offer!

But this time, we’re going to focus on local Staunton history.

Tourists and history enthusiasts alike are generally surprised and delighted at the richness of our own history. Because the Inn at Old Virginia has such an intricate history with Staunton, we thought you might enjoy seeing that historical journey.

Here are some tidbits about our local history and how the Inn at Old Virginia fits in.

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