Travel Advisory

Last Updated March 31 at 11:27 a.m.

COVID-19 (Coronovirus) Pandemic

The City of Staunton takes the health and safety of our citizens and visitors seriously, and the coronavirus has our full attention. With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage the traveling public to seek and heed the latest expert guidance, and to make fact-based travel decisions. Please refer to the Virginia Governor’s Executive Order Fifty-Five: Temporary Stay at Home before you make any travel plans in and around the state of Virginia. For information on the City of Staunton’s response to COVID-19, refer to the city’s COVID-19 webpage. 


The following Attractions have been closed:

American Shakespeare Center will be closed from March 19-May 31, 2020.  Stream ASC from home with BlkFrs TV

Frontier Culture Museum will be closed from March 14-June 10, 2020.

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum will be closed from March 16, 2020 until further notice. Register here for FREE online tours and programs.

Heifetz International Music Institute  will not hold the physical Heifetz International Music Institute on the Mary Baldwin University campus in Staunton this summer. Be on the look-out for The Heifetz Digital Concert Hall.

Sunspots Studios is closed until further notice.

Trinity Episcopal Church closed

We encourage locals and visitors to show your support by shopping local when appropriate. Find out more about the businesses, restaurants and shops that are offering curbside service, delivery, shipping and other services. Visit Staunton Downtown Development Association page to find out what businesses are doing and how you can support them during this unprecedented time. 


The following events have been canceled.

Staunton PRIDE Festival rescheduled for July 24-26, 2020

Queen City Plein Air Festival

Earth Day Staunton to be rescheduled

Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration

Art in the Park

Staunton Music Festival

All events are subject to change or cancellation. We encourage you to contact the event organizer directly to confirm that the event information has not been changed.

Visitor Centers

To protect the health of our community staff, and visitors, the Downtown Visitor Center will be closed Wednesday, March 18 through Wednesday, June 10, at which time the hours of operations will be re-evaluated. The administrative office will continue regular weekday operations. Please call 540-332-3865 with any questions.

The Tourist Information Center at Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia will be closed from Friday, March 14, 2020 through Wednesday, June 10, 2020. In addition, all special events have been cancelled during this time. 

Public Health and Travel Resources

General COVID-19 Information